Vinopolis is hosting their own Bastille Day events this year alongside the Bastille Festival celebrations at nearby Borough Market. With French cheese & wine matching, La Fée Absinthe tasting, a ‘French wine labels unravelled’ masterclass and plenty of Canard-Duchêne Champagne flowing, the Vinopolis Wine Tasting Experience will become the destination for Francophiles from 11th-14th July.
Details of the Vinopolis Bastille Day Events:
French Cheese & Wine Masterclass: 11th July
You can’t go wrong with a good French wine and a delicious slice of fromage, so a special masterclass dedicated to cheeses from across France all matched with classic French wines just needs you to sit back and enjoy six mouth-watering matches.
Exclusively for this class, each ticket includes 7 tokens to use on the wine tasting experience.
Tickets: £50 per person
La Fée Absinthe Tasting Masterclass: 12th July
Intrigued by absinthe and its colourful reputation? On 12th July a masterclass dedicated to the Green Fairy and its captivating past will see La Fée Absinthe’s George Rowley, pioneer of the absinthe revival and repeal of the ban in France is coming in to host this one-off masterclass.
In addition, guests to this masterclass will have an exclusive introduction to the new ‘all natural ingredients’ La Fée Absinthe Parisienne 68%. This recipe has been two years in the making and is only being bottled as we speak ahead of its July launch!
Guests will trial four styles of absinthe, learn the perfect pour and finish up with an absinthe cocktail.
Tickets: £45 per person
French Wine Labels Unravelled: 14th July
Ever wondered where to start when looking at the expanse of choice on the supermarket wine shelves? On 14th July it is all about demystifying the French wine label and sampling six classic French wines. Your friends and family will look at you in a different light with your new found knowledge!
Tickets: £40 per person
Guests coming on the main wine tasting experience and to the restaurants won’t miss out on the action either. Vinopolis wine experts will be in fancy dress, so look out for the revolutionaries and their free samples of great French wine and stop by the aristocracy in the Canard-Duchêne Champagne Bar for a taste of the upper classes. Then head to Cantina Vinopolis where they are serving a special French-inspired set menu all week with a glass of Canard-Duchêne Champagne for £35pp.