An introduction to wine

An introduction to wine

An opportunity awaits to enter world of wine while staying in the relaxing and cosy atmosphere of Chez Passet. Where better to learn about wine than to be in the place of it’s origin with your very own Sommelier and Chef Di Warren?

In 2012 &  2013 Chez Passet held 2 successful Introduction to Wine Courses with guests from all over the world. With our close proximity to Bordeaux, Cahors, Madiran and Languedoc not to mention Rioja in Spain, Chez Passet is ideally situated to visit all of these places with an easy drive in our comfortable 8 seater van.

Introduction to Wine is just that, an introduction, where you will learn the fundamentals of wine from how wine is made, how to taste wine, Food and Wine pairing, the differences between “Old World” and “New World” wines and what gives wine different characteristics along with many many more fascinating facts about wine.

Introduction to Wine will incorporate:

  • 4 nights luxury accommodation at Chez Passet
  • 3 hours daily “classroom time” in our dining room* 
  • Wines for tastings (of course!)
  • Trip to a vineyard including cellar tour and restaurant lunch
  • Continental Breakfast Buffet daily
  • 4 course evening meals for 2 nights of your stay***
  • Transport to and from restaurants on nights off


Airport pick up and drop off from Lourdes/Tarbes airport
Minimum 6 people

*No classroom time on vineyard visit day
*** You have 2 free nights during your stay where you can explore the local restaurants of your choice
**** Di will pair wines from the day’s lesson for dinner. House table wine will also be served. 
****Wine with dinner

Contact us for detailed information, prices and enquiries

Wine tasting at Chez Passet

We are able to offer many different wine packages which are not mentioned on this site. If you have a specific subject or request please get in touch and we’ll try to organize it for you

For more information on any of our packages
please contact us.

The Sommelier Chef

Di Warren blogs food and wine as
The Sommelier Chef.
Visit her blog here.