you're reading...
business of wine

French wine ensures its mark is left in China

Bordeaux chateau in Beijing school deal

The wine school of Chateau La Tour Blanche in Sauternes has gone into partnership with a school in Beijing to teach oenology students from China.

Chateau La Tour Blanche

Students at La Tour Blanche

The students will first spend six months in Beijing, training in the basics of wine, as well as learning French and English.

After first stage exams, they will then spend a year at the Sauternes estate, learning wine-tasting techniques, wine service and wine culture.

‘We will be looking at wines from all over the world, but particularly those from France,’ Didier Frechinet of La Tour Blanche told Decanter.com.

‘The goal is to encourage a high level of wine knowledge for Chinese potential wine professionals and sommeliers, to fill a knowledge gap that currently exists in the rapidly-developing wine culture of China.’

The school intends to use guest lecturers from international restaurants and sommelier schools, as well as their existing teaching staff, Bordeaux chateaux owners and wine merchants.

The name of the Chinese school will be released on 23 September, at the time of the signing of the contract , which will take place at La Tour Blanche.



No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

SaleWine lIve

%d bloggers like this: