Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience Extends to Chablis

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Gourmet Odyssey (http://www.GourmetOdyssey.com) is pleased to announce the addition of the Chablis winery, Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard (http://www.brocard.fr), to the adopt-a-vine partner vineyards included in the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience.

There are more and more wine tourist activities being developed in France at the moment, but few that revolve around the actual participation of the client in the winemaking process

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The Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience, http://www.gourmetodyssey.com/experiencedays.html, offers a unique behind the scenes journey into the life of a winemaker. Clients adopt their own vines in France at one of Gourmet Odyssey’s partner wineries, and follow all of the key stages in wine making; from nurturing the vines, harvesting the grapes, blending the wine, all the way through to receiving their own personalised bottles of wine that the grapes from their vines have helped to make.

The addition of Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard’s Chablis “La Boissonneuse” is the first white wine producer to join the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience. The wine was carefully selected for its zesty freshness, and minerality. Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard is one of the leading winemakers in Chablis, and has converted much of their vines to organic and biodynamic cultivation, including the vineyard selected for Gourmet Odyssey.

Céline Brocard, Director at the winery and daughter of Jean-Marc Brocard, explains that “our partnership with Gourmet Odyssey enables us to get even closer to our customers, and helps raise awareness of all that is involved in making our wine. There are more and more wine tourist activities being developed in France at the moment, but few that revolve around the actual participation of the client in the winemaking process, as is the case with the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience.”

Mark Bootherstone, founder of Gourmet Odyssey, continues “some people dream of owning a vineyard and producing their own wine, others want to know the story behind the wine and the winemaker… Whatever the reason, our clients tell us that the most appreciated aspect of the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience is the interaction with the winemakers, not just listening to them, but learning by working side by side with them, not just being told how wine is made, but by seeing, touching, smelling, tasting and participating in making the wine itself. It’s therefore essential for us to choose winemakers who are open, friendly and want to share their profession. It’s precisely what we found when we visited Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard, as well as an excellent wine!”

The Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience is most often bought as an original wine gift for an established or budding wine connoisseur, whether for a close friend or relation, or as a corporate wine gift for a valued customer. The price for the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience at Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard starts at € 173 for six adopted vines, a welcome pack, monthly updates from the winemaker, and six personalised bottles of wine at the end of the experience.

About Gourmet Odyssey

Gourmet Odyssey (http://www.gourmetodyssey.com) is a boutique company that specialises in gastronomy discovery experiences where the customers actually participate in the making of the gourmet product of their choice from one of Gourmet Odyssey’s quality, independent partners.

Each partner is meticulously chosen for the excellence of their produce, their infectious enthusiasm and passion for their profession, and the environmentally and ethically responsible production methods used.

The first product in this range to be launched is the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience. Other gourmet experiences will follow shortly.

Further details on Gourmet Odyssey and the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience can be found at http://www.gourmetodyssey.com.

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