Bon-Vivants Wine Club

Bon-Vivants Wine Club

With Sommelière Alicia Barrett

Wednesday, September 16 at 6:00 p.m.
Free for members · $10 for 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 !

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’s how it works:

All you need is a bottle of French wine in front of you, and, if possible, a glass ;-)

Alicia will be happy to comment on your selection. On reception of your confirmation and zoom link, just let us know the wine’s name and vintage so Alicia can prepare accordingly. We love it too when you share your food pairing suggestions when we get together.

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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.