Bon-Vivants Wine Class : All About Bordeaux!

Bon-Vivants Wine Class : All About Bordeaux!

With Sommelière Cedar Stoltenow

Tuesday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m.
$10 members • $20 non-members
On Zoom • In English

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The 2018 Bordeaux has just arrived in stores - but where has it been since 2018? Do we think 2018 is worth laying down and/or investing in?

Sommelière Cedar Stoltenow shares with you insider information about the futures system for wine (it's not only about wheat and not only in Chicago!); how one pre-buys Bordeaux wines; and the ageing process. Of course we will also have a taste of both red and white wines from the best known terroir in France!

Here's the list of wines we suggest you purchase, including half-bottles, as well as best food pairings - including an unusual one...


Chateau Haut Sarthes Blanc 2018 - $8.99

Clos des Lunes - Lune d'Argent 2018 - $16.99

Food pairing: crottin de chevre, or any goat cheese. Shrimp or fresh spring rolls!


Chateau Cap de Faugeres 2018 - $19.99

Chateau Saint Andre Corbin Saint-Georges Saint Emilion 2018 - $21.99

Chateau Siran Margaux 2018 - $21.99 - Half bottle

Food pairing: meat is always great with red! Carpaccio de boeuf, duck proscioutto, tartare de boeuf, especially. Firm mellow cheeses - younger cheddar, comte, manchego, smoked gouda. Black olives or tapenade are great. Insider information alert! "I love a burger with a younger Bordeaux, all the fat helps mellow out the young wine..."


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.

Previously a wine advisor and consultant for Chateau de Pommard in Burgundy, Vivant, and Binny's, Cedar is now the Midwest account manager for WineBid, a wine auction house. 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 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