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Blending in the Vallée du Rhône

An Advanced Wine Tasting with Cedar Stoltenow

  • Tuesday, May 2nd • 6:30 p.m.

  • $75 Members • $90 Non-Members

  • On-site • 54 W. Chicago Ave

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Journey through the Vallée du Rhône, one of the oldest wine regions in France, as we discuss the art of blending!

Working our way south through the Rhône Valley, we will discuss the different types of grapes grown in the Rhône appellations and the different ways they are blended. Learn about why grapes are blended, how blending partners are chosen, and what blends are legally allowed in the Rhône. While the focus here will be to dig deeper into Rhône wine preparation, the blending concepts we discuss are applicable to any wine regions, in France and beyond.

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

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. She received her WSET Diploma in 2023.

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. Working in wine offers Cedar a chance 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

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