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Bordeaux 101

Learn About Bordeaux, France

The Bordeaux 101 wine course is a deep-dive into the worlds most famous wine region.

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Become an Expert in Bordeaux Wine

This course will give you a strong background in Bordeaux wine. Taught by Master of Wine, Christine Marsiglio.

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What is Bordeaux 101 all about?

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Who Is It For?

Bordeaux 101 is designed for a range of audiences: whether you're a wine enthusiast looking to deepen your understanding, a hospitality professional wanting to boost your wine knowledge, or a casual drinker curious about the fascinating world of Bordeaux wines.

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How it works

Unlimited access to videos with world-class instructors, paired with micro-learning chapters, and progress checks all taken at your own pace. Engaging visuals and mini-missions cement your knowledge.

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At the end of each section, there will be a quiz to challenge your learning, and, at the end of the course, there is a 50 multiple choice question exam. You’ll then be issued a certificate upon completion, which you can share on LinkedIn.

Wine purchases aren't necessary


While some prior wine experience would be helpful, it is also not required. You don’t need wines for this course, but, in the wines section, Christine tastes 4 different wines. We’ll give you the information regarding these wines with a QR code so you can follow along.

I loved everything about this course! Gives a very good basic knowledge!- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Laila Z. from Canada

What you'll learn

Get to Know Bordeaux


History of Bordeaux

We uncover the mesmerizing journey of the Bordeaux wine region, unearthing the various periods, challenges and triumphs that have shaped its exquisite vinous landscape.

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Bordeaux Grape Varities

We dive into the unique characteristics of these grapes, such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and others that have long defined Bordeaux's illustrious wine profile.

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Understand the Area

We explore the profound influence of this region's multifaceted terroir, imparting an understanding of why Bordeaux's wine has captivated palates for centuries.

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Tour the Region

We navigate the picturesque landscapes and rich viticulture that place Bordeaux at the pinnacle of the world's wine producing regions.

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Reading a Label

Learn How to Read Tricky Labels

We'll demystify Bordeaux's wine labels, guiding you to understand and decode the symbols, terms, and designations that narrate the story of each Bordeaux wine.

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Buying Advice

Choose the Right Bottle

We will illuminate the path to choosing a Bordeaux bottle that suits your palate, budget, and occasion, ensuring a rewarding vinous experience.

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Tasting Bordeaux Wines

Tune Your Tasting Skills

We'll guide you through the nuances of assessing Bordeaux's color, aroma, and flavor, enhancing your appreciation for this world-class wine region.

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I've done three Wine Folly courses! I have learned enough to help customers match wine to the food they plan to serve, and to make suggestions for other occasions. The more I study, the more I want to know and taste. Thank you for making this possible, affordable, and fun.- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Maggie E.

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  • Madeline Puckette

    Wine Folly Founder

    Madeline Puckette

    Madeline Puckette is the cofounder of Since its creation in 2011, Wine Folly has become one of the most popular wine education sites in the world due to its extensive use of insightful articles, detailed infographics, and entertaining videos.

    In recognition of these efforts, the International Wine & Spirits Competition awarded Puckette with Wine Blogger of the Year in 2013, and Wine Communicator of the Year in 2019.

  • Christine Marsiglio MW

    Master of Wine

    Christine Marsiglio MW

    Wine Folly's Director of Education, Christine Marsiglio, is one of only 32 Bollinger award-winning Masters of Wine. Before joining Wine Folly, she has worked at the WSET School London where she contributed to the development of materials for the WSET Diploma and taught all WSET levels.

    Before discovering her love of wine education, Christine was a Tastings Executive at Decanter where she ran panel tastings and helped organize the Decanter World Wine Awards.

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Bordeaux 101

  • 7 In-depth sections

  • 7 Quizes

  • 60+ minutes of video

  • 50 Question Multiple Choice Exam

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