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Appellation Wine & Cheese

An Advanced Wine Tasting with Alicia Barrett

  • Wednesday, November 8• 6:30 p.m.

  • $75 members • $90 Non-members

  • On Site • Enter via 810 N Dearborn

  • In English • 4 wines and 4 cheese included


As with wine, there are geographical and production regulations established in the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) for many of your favorite French cheeses. Join WSET 4 sommelière and wine educator Alicia Barrett for a crash course on some of the most commonly found French cheeses and their regional wine pairings. The perfect cheese course discussion for your holiday 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 45 retail stores, she is responsible for both staff and consumer wine education chain-wide. Alicia is also an 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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