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Bordeaux Up for Discussion

December 2, 2021 @ 16:00 - 17:15

The École du Vin de Bordeaux: Up for Discussion webinars are brand new this year and are a must for members of the trade wishing to explore modern Bordeaux in more detail.

Hosted by Andrew Catchpole (Harpers) and Richard Bampfield MW, these hour-long webinars will feature winemakers to share on-the-ground knowledge, whilst looking at fresh, modern Bordeaux and what it means for both the region and the wine industry.

Attendees will receive six wines (100ml samples) and a Zoom link to join Andrew and Richard who’ll discuss and explore how changes in the vineyards, and the wineries, are causing challenges, and opportunities for a new generation of winemakers in Bordeaux.


When: Thursday 2nd December at 4:00 – 5:15pm

The first session will focus on the vineyard, looking at modern viticultural and sustainable techniques, new grape varieties, parcel selection and the resulting young, fruit-forward reds, whites and rosés being created to suit changing consumer demands.


When: Thursday 9th December at 4:00 – 5:15pm

The second will offer a deeper dive into viniculture. Maturation methods, blending, non-sulphur, lower ABVs, and how young, ambitious winemakers are nuancing new wine styles in Bordeaux are just some of the topics that will be discussed.

Please register your seminar preference within the order form – spaces are capped at 30pax and limited to one seminar per person. Please note that registering is an expression of interest. We will do our best to allocate sessions based on your preferences, and once registration has closed we will be in touch via email confirming your space, wine arrival and the zoom link.

Whether you are an independent wine merchant, a sommelier or work in wine sales, we’d love you to join us. If you have any questions please contact

*Please note this is a wine trade only event.

Don’t forget that helpful wine information and fun quizzes can be found on the OenoBordeaux App; the must-have free wine app for the trade, available to download from iTunes and Android

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December 2, 2021
16:00 - 17:15
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CUBE Communications
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Sabrina Brooks
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