Bordeaux Wine School has recorded record interest in its courses, with students from the UK up by 19 per cent.
According to the college it has trained 50,800 people at Ecole du Vin in Bordeaux, with an increase of 46 per cent on students from Europe, and a 100 per cent boost of German students.
The college has operated in Bordeaux since 1948, and has English-taught classes on the local wine region by experts who aim to provide consumers and the trade with the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the region's wines.
There are intensive courses about the specifics of Bordeaux's vineyards, tasting techniques, food and wine pairings, and the Grands Crus Classés of Bordeaux, as well as express summer courses and tailor-made à la carte programmes for groups of eight people or more.
Interest in Bordeaux is becoming as intense as ever, with a great number of people wanting to explore the history of such renowned wine-growing regions. The tutors of the college have also taken their classes on the road, hosting Bordeaux tastings at 11 major UK universities (wine societies), educating a total of 484 students. Seven partner schools in the UK also organised 69 exclusive Bordeaux wine seminars and trained 1,165 people.
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