Bons Vivants Wine Club

Bons Vivants Wine Club

With sommelière Alicia Barrett

Wednesday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Free for members / $10 non-members
Online (In English) - Zoom links will be emailed

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Calling all bon-vivants to join us online on Zoom for a monthly celebration of le bon vin !

In true Bon-Vivant fashion, we want to hear what you drink with turkey... maybe it’s Beaujolais or Rosé de Provence with grandma's sweet potato and marshmallow casserole! No matter what it is, French wine helps tell the tale of bringing food and people together during the holidays!

Of course we would prefer to get together en présentiel — in your presence. COVID 19 is not making this possible yet, but COVID also happens to bring together bon-vivants from further afield in their appreciation of French wine. Santé! is what we say to stay healthy at the Alliance!

Here are Alicia's Thanksgiving wine suggestions:


Alsatian Pinot Gris

Alsatian Riesling

Sancerre Rose  


Cotes du Rhone

Cru Beaujolais

Red Burgundy

Alicia Barrett began her wine education at the Wine and Spirit Education Trust’s global headquarters in London. She completed her WSET Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3, all of which were passed with distinction. Alicia is now completing her WSET Diploma, a lengthy and challenging certification held by just over 10,000 individuals worldwide.

Alicia currently serves as the Wine Educator for Binny’s Beverage Depot of Illinois. With 42 retail stores, Alicia is responsible for the company’s staff wine education chain-wide. Alicia also teaches for the American Wine School, serves as the Chicago Educator for the U.S. Champagne Bureau, conducts monthly wine tastings for the Alliance Française and oversees education and events for the American Wine Society-Chicago Chapter. Alicia was formerly a sommelier at the InterContinental Hotel-Chicago and has most recently founded Grape to Glass, a virtual wine tasting and education company.

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