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This week it’s time to inject a little more sophistication into your life with a wine tasting Traincation to Bordeaux…
What’s all the fuss?
Grape Escapes are a company dedicated to the wine industry and specialise in knowing what’s hot in the world of wine tasting. They offer the public wine tours to five top French wine regions and one in Spain too. They’re a very successful company with a large number of clients that return year after year. Their growing popularity is the result of providing excellent trips, fantastic customer service, and (most importantly) the best tipple.
Get away from the daily grind with a trip to The Bordeaux Wine Tasting Tour. This tour includes a two night’s stay in a choice of city centre hotels, and a fully guided day tour in either Medoc, Graves and Sauternes or St Emillion. Also you’ll be treated to an early evening tutored tasting session of three or the best regional wines in a traditional bordelaise bar. Along with the wine there will be a selection of cheeses and meats, as well as a host to keep you informed and entertained. To finish off the day there will be a four course gourmet dinner in a city centre restaurant, again accompanied by three of the local wines.
As mentioned above there are four different day tours you can choose from, we at Global Cool have chosen Graves and Sauternes tour. On this tour you firstly go on a tour of the Pessac-Leognan, which is known for both reds and dry white wines. You will then visit two chateaux for a tour and tastings of their wines. After you’ve spent some time for lunch, then you will head to Sauternes which is well known for its sweet dessert wines. After enjoying the tastings of the wines, don’t forget to capture the stunning view of the vineyards. However you can check the website for more information on the other day tours.
Travelling to Bordeaux, France from London is very easy, and you can even enjoy a couple of glasses of wine on route to get you in the mood! Firstly you catch the Eurostar to Lille then make a simple same station interchange onto the direct TGV to Bordeaux. So what are you waiting for?
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