It was my grand-father who first introduced me to wine during long Sunday dinners with my family. A glass of Bordeaux to discover the wonderful story of aromas and tastes, and the joy of sharing a beautiful moment together... a drink with friends, a full-bodied bottle with a loved one... wine accompanies many pleasant moments of life! Since we arrived in the Bordeaux region, I am truly enjoying walking our dog D’Artagnan around the surrounding vineyards and learning about the grapes' seasonal development through winter sleep and spring flowers to bountiful harvests in September...I also love to visit our neighbours who are winemakers to learn about the wine-making process from the horse's mouth. In order to gain more knowledge about wine-tasting, I am also studying with the professional, international oenology school Wine&Spirt Education Trust. To taste different wines, to discover the stories that are behind them, and to decide how to best pair the wines with Elin's cooking are definitely my favourite activities at Les Vignes Reines!
But I do also enjoy practicing yoga with Elin in order to keep in shape. And believe it or not,
but I have discovered that wine and yoga actually have something in common: a sensorial awakening
and the joy of feeling connected to earth...
Would you like to discover the beauty of our local Graves and Sauternes wines? This workshop opens the doors to five different wines, carefully chosen reds, whites and sweet wines. Cabernet, Merlot, Sauvignon blanc and Semillion have many secrets to reveal...let's discover them together! This workshop can of course be adapted to your specific interests.
Are you able to guess the colour, the aromas and the texture of wine during a blind test?
Discover four different wines in dark glasses and learn how to recognise the flavours that characterise the grapes of Bordeaux. This workshop can of course be adapted to your specific interests.
Dinner with wine-tasting
What wine to chose on a goat cheese salad? Why does Sauternes-wines go so well with chocolate? During this workshop we will share a meal together and I take the time to explain all the secrets behind flavours and aromas. Five different wines are served along the three course meal. This workshop can of course be adapted to your specific interests.