Bon-Vivants Wine Class: France & The New Terroirs!

Bon-Vivants Wine Class: France & The New Terroirs!

With Sommelière Cedar Stoltenow


Tuesday, August 3 at 6:00–7:00 p.m.
$10 members • $20 non-members
On Zoom • In English

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Where French savoir-faire meets a new terroir! 

France is renowned throughout the world for amazing wine knowledge and skill, founded on centuries of experience and experimentation. However, did you know that many French wine producing families have founded estates in other countries as well? Due to the overwhelming demand for land in the most prized wine producing regions in France, many families have branched out into New World wine regions, bringing with them their traditional grape varieties and winemaking methods. 

The focus of this class is going to be tasting wines from several New World winemaking countries, but specifically from estates that were founded by French winemaking families. Let’s explore the history of these estates, where French savoir-faire meets a new terroir.

For food pairings, there are a variety of flavor profiles here (Rhone red, Bordeaux red, Sauvignon Blanc, Sparkling wine) so these wines could fit almost anything you want to eat. Goat cheese, shrimp, crab and oysters are great with the whites and the sparkling. Fried foods or hummus and pita go well with the sparkling. And the reds match a variety of charcuterie, olive tapenade, or mushroom based dishes.

 

Wine suggestions to choose from :

Cuvelier los Andes Colección Red Blend (Bordeaux – Argentina)

Gruet Brut (Champagne – New Mexico)

Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas (Rhone – California)

Lapostolle Grand Selection Sauvignon Blanc (Bordeaux – Chile)

Clos Henri Petit Clos Sauvignon Blanc (Sancerre – New Zealand)

 

Food Pairings:

With a variety of flavor profiles here (Rhone red, Bordeaux red, Sauvignon Blanc, Sparkling wine) so these wines could fit almost anything you want to eat! Goat cheese, shrimp, crab and oysters are great with the whites. Fried foods or hummus and pita go well with the sparkling. The reds match a variety of charcuterie, olive tapenade, or mushroom based dishes.

 

Cedar Stoltenow began her career in wine in 2017, after leaving the field of computational linguistics in search of a more balanced life. Cedar passed the WSET levels 2 and 3 within the year, and spent 2018 working harvests in both New Zealand and Napa Valley. 

In addition to her day job, Cedar also runs her own wine education and consulting business, Un Pot de Vin, which offers private wine education, event planning, and sommelier services, as well as contributing regularly to wine/food blogs around the world. Her writing is featured regularly on the cellar.asia and F.N. Sharp blogs. Working in wine offers Cedar  to share her love of wine, food, and travel with others, creating sensory experiences that make lasting memories.

“My  goal is to make wine more accessible, understandable, and above all, fun, for others. My passion is creating an experience around wine that brings people together, making the wine world more inclusive and approachable. ”

You can follow Cedar on Instagram @unpotdevin