Louise Sydbeck, our resident wine guru and head of our wine division, will be hosting one of her exceedingly popular wine courses next week at the Garden beach hotel in Juan Le Pins.

This is a WSET (wine and spirit education trust) Level 2 course, which  is intended for those aspiring to be a chief steward or stewardess, or anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge and understanding of wine and other alcoholic beverages. The syllabus includes topics such as: the key wine-producing areas of the world, grape varieties, label terminology, professional tasting of a large selection of international quality wines and food and wine matching.

Louise also holds the WSET level 3 courses, which gives you the tools and knowledge to parlez with great confidence about wines and recommendations to your clients  or amazed dinner guests.

Campell; our engineering and yacht manager by day and wine and Cognac connoisseur  by night, will accompany me and my insensitive palette to the Garden Beach Hotel next week. Campbell to be slightly tutored and I to be thoroughly educated! I've been told that if there is anyone who can gently coax a palette to detect the subtle nuances hiding within a bottle it's Louise, so I'm looking forward to a new world of wine appreciation next week!

For information about future courses, as well as free tastings aboard your boat and advice and purchase of the finest wines contact us, and keep your eyes on our website!

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