L'École du Vin, Bordeaux: Wine Tasting on a Budget
As one of the wine capitals of the world, Bordeaux, France, offers plenty of wine tastings and vineyard tours throughout all seasons of the year. However, visiting the vines themselves can be very pricey and time-consuming. If you're looking for a way to learn more about Bordeaux wines, check out L'École du Vin, which offers 2 hr oenology courses for €39. My course lasted 3 hours (we tasted and discussed 5 different wines and went over time!), and I left with a plethora of notes, booklets, and new knowledge. I took the afternoon course in French and found it very comprehensive, but courses are also offered in English every day in the summer. Students can benefit from a handy discount (courses only cost €25) in the summer. Check out the wine bar afterwards to sip, learn more, and buy.