WT1 Wine Tasting
Day trip with Cathy and Nigel in the Loire valley.They came from the U.K. in 2006 because they love wine and this region. You will be welcomed by them at the TGV station in Angers( (1h40 from Paris) and will spend a big part of the day at their home, a house built in the 16th century, for wine tasting,wine class, and lunch. This is half of the program. From €200 per person
|Cathy, she has the Highest diploma in Wine Studies, leads a tutored tasting of 6 wines from 6 appellations while Nigel is preparing the lunch ( delicious !) served in their beautiful candlelit cellar.In the afternoon you will do a one winery visit before a return trip to Paris.
Cathy words :"you come as clients and leave as friends"
What a fabulous day we had with Cathy and Nigel! It was one of the more interesting wine experiences I've ever had! I've been on many wine tours before but never one that educated me on the region and the wines it produces like this one. I came to this day with very little knowledge of the wines of Loire and I left with a far greater understanding and affinity for the wines of this region.
Cathy led us through a tasting of the wines of the Loire but rather than just pouring wine and having us taste it, she told us about the area, the grape and the winemaker. While we were tasting these wines, Nigel was cooking us a gourmet lunch. The tasting and lunch were served at their house which is so charming!
In the afternoon we visited a local winery and spent time with the winemaker while she poured several wines from their portfolio. We also had time to tour the grounds which were beautiful!"
I can't recommend this Tour strongly enough; it is ideal for a day trip from Paris. Cathy and Nigel were tremendous hosts and made it feel like a day of tasting great wines with old friends over a home cooked gourmet meal.