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France, Broken Down: Southern France (Languedoc, Provence)

June 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Location: Gordon's Fine Wine & Culinary Center
Instructor: Various
Cost: $25 per person
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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 not forget the tasting!  Five to eight wines will be featured in each class.

French cheeses will accompany the wines.


Single classes available for $25 a piece or package of seven for a discounted $150.

(basically, buy 6 classes, get the 7th free!).


*Special discounts will apply to the featured wines.


Class 1: Loire - Tuesday, June 5th

Class 2: Southern France (Languedoc, Provence) - Tuesday, June 19th

Class 3: Burgundy - Tuesday, June 26th

Class 4: Bordeaux - Tuesday, July 10th

Class 5: Champagne - Tuesday, July 17th

Class 6: Alsace - Tuesday, July 24th

Class 7: Rhone - Tuesday, July 31rd


For all culinary center events after 6 PM, we ask that you park in the fenced-in lot behind the culinary center off of Prospect St.  You can enter the culinary center through the doors under the maroon awning.  If you park in the Main St lot, you will be asked to move your vehicle. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.