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Class 5: Old World Model: France


TASTING: Bordeaux and Côtes-du-Rhône

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Before you start the tasting

1. Fill in the top portion of the Tasting Journal

2. Pull the corks from your two bottles of wine. Pour each wine into a separate glass, filling each glass about 1/3 full.

3. To remember which glass is which, you might want to place the two glasses side-by-side, keeping the Bordeaux on the left and the Côtes du Rhône on the right. In each section of the tasting, we’ll evaluate the Bordeaux first and the Côtes du Rhône second.

In this fifth tasting, you will continue to develop and refine your tasting abilities using the...

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