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  • Wednesday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m.

  • $40 Members • $55 Non-Members

  • In English • On-site • 6 Wines included

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Learn to talk wine like an Oenophile while having fun like a Bon-Vivant! Enjoy this quick tour of French wine to develop your palate and your lexicon with sommelière and wine educator Alicia Barrett.

Wine can be intimidating, especially French wine! Join sommelière and wine educator Alicia Barrett to explore the main regions and grape varieties of France. She’ll answer the most commonly asked questions, teach you how to properly taste and assess wine, and give you all the knowledge you need to impress your friends and family at the dinner table!

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome drink. Tasting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Alicia Barrett fell in love with wine after a trip to Burgundy, a place she still feels is heaven on earth. She began her wine education at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s global headquarters in London. Alicia now holds 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 44 retail stores, she is responsible for both staff and consumer wine education chain-wide. Alicia also teaches for the American Wine School, serves as the Chicago educator for the U.S. Champagne Bureau, and conducts monthly wine tastings for the Alliance Française. Alicia was formerly a sommelier at the InterContinental Hotel-Chicago.

Like many in wine, Alicia is also passionate about food, travel, and city living.

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