“What you’re drinking when you drink French wine: An introduction and tasting tour”

Friday, May 22, 11 a.m Central (9 a.m. Pacific, 12 p.m. NYT)

“What you’re drinking when you drink French wine: An introduction and tasting tour”

with wine educator Jessica Green in conversation with Pamela Druckerman.

Jessica will cover why are French wines unique, and what should you look for when you taste them. She’ll cover three of the world’s top wine regions: Burgundy, Bordeaux and the Loire. This Zoom session will be in English with a smattering of French vocabulary. You can join with or without wine on hand, but feel free to have any or all of these (sourced from your local wine-shop) to taste during the session:•

* A Chablis from Burgundy (Jessica will taste Jean-Paul Droin Chablis 2018, but any white Burgundy will work)

* An AC Medoc from Bordeaux (Jessica will taste Chateau Greysac 2015; any Bordeaux red will do)

* A Chinon from the Loire (she’ll taste Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses; any Loire red — Chinon, Bourgueilor Saumur-Champigny – will do)

Alliance members can RSVP here for the free session. AFTulsa will send you the link by Thursday evening.

Jessica Green (in the left photo) teaches at the International Wine Center in New York. She earned the Diploma from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in 2011 and is currently a candidate for the Master of Wine qualification, which is held by just 394 people worldwide. For five years, she lived in Lyon, France, between Beaujolais and  the Northern Rhône. Pamela Druckerman (in the right photo) has lived in the City of Lights since 2004 and is the author of four books including Bringing Up Bébé: One American mother discovers the wisdom of French parenting, which has been translated into 30 languages. She’s been a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times since 2013 and a columnist for 1843/the Economist since last year

This PAN U class is the second in a series sponsored by the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA, which promotes French language and culture through 100+ Alliance Française chapters across the U.S

À bientôt!

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