For members

$65

For non-members

$75


About this Event

Join Master of Wine Matthew Stubbs, for a tutored tasting of 6 wines from the South of France covering the regions of Provence, Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon. Discover the diversity of styles, grape varieties and the personalities of this breathtaking 300 mile stretch of the Mediterranean and why it is home to some of the most exciting wines of France. Interactive, fun and educational, Matthew Stubbs will discuss the regions specificities, vineyards and winemaking techniques. By the end of the evening you will know your Picpoul from your Bandol, your Chateauneuf-Du-Pape from your Côtes du Roussillon.

About Matthew Stubbs

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After graduating in 1987, Matthew joined Seagram UK, one of the world’s largest drinks companies. During this period he started studying for his wine exams which culminated with passing the Master of Wine in 1996 and achieved the best performance in the Tasting and Winemaking papers. He is one of 342 people in the world to hold this prestigious qualification. After working as the head of the Wine Department of Safeway, the UK’s third largest Wine Retailer, he set up his own wine broking and Consultancy Company in the Languedoc and a Vinécole, a wine school based near Carcassonne.

He now runs courses, wine tours and seminars at this Languedoc base and around the world. His clients include private individuals, wine companies and academic institutions and locations where he currently teaches range from the USA, UK, France and Germany to China, Hong Kong, Japan and Lebanon.

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