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France, Broken Down (7-part series)

Included Events: 7
Format: Single or Package
Location: Gordon's Fine Wine & Culinary Center
Time: 7-8:30
Instructor: Various
Cost: $150 per person

France, the motherland of wine: it's where many grapes call home, where most styles of wine were INVENTED (hello, Bordeaux blends, sparkling wine, Burgundian pinot noir, GSMs...), plus, France is still the world's biggest exporter of wine.

In short, learning about French wine provides a crucial building block to knowing about ALL wine. Also, you'll find it helpful to have France broken down by region to better understand the myriad AOCs, Chateaus, Premier Crus, First Growths, Appellations, etc.

Each class will be taught by a different wine professional. This very knowledgeable group has a combined 100+ years experience in the biz.  The instructors will use maps and other literature to explain numerous elements of each region including, but not limited to: history, climate, grapes, viticulture, vinification, terroir, and French wine law. Lest us forget the tasting!  Five to eight wines will be featured in each class.

French cheeses, sourced by our good friend Mike Clark of River St Whole Foods in Cambridge, will accompany the wines.


Classes can be purchased individually or through this package at a discounted $150 (basically, buy 6 classes, get the 7th free!).

06/01/20107:00 pm-8:30 pm France, Broken Down: Champagne
06/08/20107:00 pm-8:30 pm France, Broken Down: Loire
06/15/20107:00 pm-8:30 pm France, Broken Down: Alsace
06/22/20107:00 pm-8:30 pm France, Broken Down: Southern France (Languedoc, Provence)
06/29/20107:00 pm-8:30 pm France, Broken Down: Burgundy
07/06/20107:00 pm-8:30 pm France, Broken Down: Rhone
07/13/20107:00 pm-8:30 pm France, Broken Down: Bordeaux