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Edinburgh -150th Masterclass-Back to the Future with Rhône Stars, Chapoutier SAT

21 Sep 2024 1:30 - 02:30 pm

Join Martin Champagne of Chapoutier, one of the Rhône Valley's biggest players and finest wine producers for this one-of-a-kind masterclass exploring some of their classic wines as well as our two brand new limited edition international blends.

To attend a masterclass, you must have purchased a ticket to one of the walkaround events over the course of the weekend.

Sale price: £30.00 per person
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To celebrate the 150th Anniversary our buyer for the Rhône, Marcel Orford-Williams, invited the celebrated house of Chapoutier to help us realise an ultimate project in wine creation which we are delighted to preview and celebrate at this masterclass.

The idea for this project was based on the idea that when The Wine Society was founded, the appellation system of France did not even exist and so it was not uncommon for regions within France to be blended together to produce something more special. Now, with modern technology at our fingertips, we’ve revolutionised this concept and created two blends – one white and one red – from Rhône varietals grown in both France and Australia.

Chapoutier was the clear partner for this innovative project due to their global view of wine. The family is based in Tain l’Hermitage in the Rhône, but they make wine in the Roussillon, Germany and Portugal and have a historical connection with the town of Heathcote in the state of Victoria, famous for its shiraz wines. Like the Society, Maison Chapoutier is keen to innovate and look to the future to create something that has never been done before.

The European Director of Chapoutier, Martin Champagne, will take members on a journey through eight wines, exploring marsanne, viogner and syrah – the varieties used in our two special blends.

Members can expect fine wines from classic regions in the Northern Rhône as well as interesting varietal wines from emerging areas, all under the expert guidance and explanation of Martin. He will then explain the premise and production (including the intricate challenges) of the two one-of-a-kind wines that have taken grapes from Australia and France and blended them together to create these unique wines.

The full list of wines for the tasting will be released in July.

The Tastings & Events and Buying teams love to share their knowledge, expertise and the joy of wine with members and there is no better way than through tasting and talking about different wines.  Across our variety of tutored events and masterclasses tailored to different levels of experience, there is bound to be an event that appeals to you.

Do you send physical tickets or is it all e-tickets? 

We no longer send out physical tickets for our events. An email confirming registration will be sent to the member who has purchased the ticket(s) and this email can be used as confirmation upon arrival at the event.  

Can I bring a non-member? 

Yes. Tickets must be booked by a member, but you are welcome to bring non-member guests.

Do I need to know lots about wine to attend?

Absolutely not! Our events target a range of experience and knowledge levels, and we try to make this clear on our event pages. If you’re unsure if an event is for you, simply contact and we will try to help.

Do I get a discount on wines after events?

After our ‘in person’ events, we offer attendees a 10% discount on the wines we have shown, subject to availability. You will be provided with a private code after attending the event to redeem the discount

What is your cancellation policy?

Full details on our cancellation policy can be found here.

Can I join a waiting list for sold out events?

Yes. Please do feel free to join our waiting lists for sold out events. If tickets become available you will be contacted by email.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

21 Sep 2024 1:30 - 02:30 pm Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2LR
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