The Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux remains the reference for professionals an connoisseurs alike and today, its training programmes are delivered in over 40 schools worldwide, by 200 accredited educators.
Headquartered opposite the tourist office, courses vary from a few hours to a number of days. From July to September, the 2-hour introductory class outlines the region from an historical and geographical perspective and features a tutored tasting of 4 wines, all for €39. Intensive courses which take a more detailed look at certain aspects of the wines; production, blending, blind tasting, serving and food pairing, to name a few are scheduled in Spring and Autumn and include châteaux visits to meet the people behind the wines. Prices start at €390 for 2 days.