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Just because jet-setting is on hold right now doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the taste of a destination. At least that’s what wine travel specialists Wine Paths suggest. They figured out a way to host a road trip through Bordeaux’s famous vineyards, all from the comfort of your home.
The luxury travel company developed a virtual wine road trip that transports wine enthusiasts to the châteaus of Bordeaux, mimicking the company’s on-ground itineraries. Their experts, owners, and sommeliers guide participants through a live visit of the estate and wine tasting. You’ll get to virtually tour the château, grounds, and wine cellar of famous vineyards and follow it up with a specially-themed wine tasting.
The experience is held on the Wine Paths Facebook page, where the owners or CEO’s will be answering questions live as they go through the virtual wine tour and tasting. Participants are advised to purchase wine beforehand to have a full tasting experience. And Wine Paths is available to help you buy the wine either direct from the châteaux or from an online wine merchant to ensure you are set up.
So, where will you go on this virtual road trip? The first stop will be Château Malartic-Lagravière. Red wine aficionados will love this particular stop, as they will learn about the differences and similarities between the red wine from their Malartic château and their other estate, DiamAndes, in Argentina. It is the recreation of the Discovering Grape Varieties trip offered through Wine Paths.
Next up is a stop at Château Kirwan in Margaux, followed by a third at Château Ferrand in Saint-Emilion. And more details about future virtual tasting experiences—which will include Italian wine tasting in June—will be released soon.
The first live wine tasting session will be held on May 14 at 11 am ET, with sessions continuing weekly on the Wine Paths Facebook page. The second one takes place on May 19 and the third on May 28.