Saumur Wine Master Class and Wine Weekend: Luxury Boutique Hotel Breaks in Hampshire

A Ballade through Burgundy
October 25th 2009
With Master of Wine, Richard Lashbrook, a Director of Thorman Hunt, importer of fine wines

Four course dinner
£95 per person (also available as a gift voucher)

Aperitif from 7.00pm
Dinner 7.45pm
Smart Dress

It is not difficult to understand why Burgundy is such an exciting wine area.  The place has real character.  Indeed, when walking through the old streets of Beaune, its vinous capital, you can feel the history.  In addition, unlike in Bordeaux where you rarely meet the people who own the famous estates, in Burgundy a lot of the best producers live near by their winery and spend a lot of time working in it.   Regarding the wines, they speak for themselves.  The best white wines are stunning with great complexity and displaying fabulous aromas of stony fruit, citrus fruit, dried flowers, dried fruit and honey.  It is true that the red wines can sometimes be infuriating by their inconsistency, but nowadays that is much less the case and, at their best, they are sublime with beautiful aromas of strawberry, raspberry and black cherry, but also some spicy flavours and with a bit of bottle age, some wonderful gamey undertones!  Furthermore, they have a delicious silky feel on the palate!

Tonight, Master of Wine, Richard Lashbrook, a Director of Thorman Hunt, importer of fine wines, will guide us through a range of superb Burgundy wines that he knows well through his regular purchasing visits to the wineries.

Special Sunday Night and Monday Night Rates
If you’d like to make the most of this enjoyable evening, there’s a special rate for those attending of only £110 per bedroom (including full English breakfast) for the Sunday night.
You might also be tempted to stay Monday night as well, in which case, we’ll make the temptation overwhelming with an offer of only £195.00 (including dinner, bed and full English breakfast) for the Monday evening.
The Sunday and Monday night rates are only available to those who attend the Ballade through Burgundy wine evening and include VAT but do not include drinks and incidentals.

Hotel TerraVina was recently awarded a César by The Good Hotel Guide as 'One of the Top Ten Hotels in Britain 2009' and voted 'One of the Best New Places to Stay in the World' by Conde Nast Traveler, one of ‘the 65 most stylish most innovative, most luxurious hotels....’ from a shortlist of thousands.

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