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France: Making Sense of it All

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West Village, Manhattan
330 W 11th St
Btwn Greenwich & Washington Streets
New York, New York 10014
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 24

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this wine tasting class:

French wines ooze intimidation; the language, no grape listed anywhere in sight, countless vineyards and producers, and all this at often exorbitant prices. Yet even in the face of these apparent obstacles, France is worthy of our attention. Why? Simply because they still continue to create so many of the world’s most intriguing, exotic, and individualistic wines. 

France is the birthplace of most noble grape varieties we know today; Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, and others. We will taste many of these grapes which have all been grown in their respective regions in France such as Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone Valley and others. The French classification system, based largely on the concept of regional identity, is actually a blessing once you understand the ideology behind it. If, for example, you taste Sancerre, or Hermitage, or Chambolle-Musigny, and you like the wine, then you can feel confident in buying other bottlings from that region, even if the producer or vintage is different from the one originally tasted (maybe you will like it even better). 

You are bound to fall in love with at least one of these wine-producing areas, especially after discovering the rich history and culture that are so much a part of what makes these wines unique. Of equal importance, we will address the basics of reading labels and other essentials in order to give you a deeper, more inherent understanding of these delicious products of nature. French artisanal cheeses, breads, and charcuterie will also make a definite appearance. 

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Reviews of Classes at NYC Wine Company (334)

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France: Making Sense of it All
Reviewed by Kimberly G. on 12/23/2019
It was a very intimate class. Although a little difficult to find at first once we got going it was a blast. The instructor was very knowledgeable about wines and the science behind them. We tasted and enjoyed some delicious wines, learned a lot, and tried some delicious cheeses as well. Would definitely recommend this class and I personally would like to go back to take another kind.
France: Making Sense of it All
Reviewed by Anonymous on 6/10/2018
Nice people but didn't learn a thing and not the best wines. DEFINITELY not worth the $79.00 fee.
France: Making Sense of it All
Reviewed by Jen Z. on 3/18/2018
Delicious wine, cheese and a great mini education into French wins. Loved the whole experience.
France: Making Sense of it All
Reviewed by Beth G. on 7/16/2017
We tried ten inexpensive wines. I would have much preferred five more expensive wines that could be clearly distinguished and more of a lesson on each wine, i.e. region, wine history of the region, what sets manufacture of this wine apart. Mostly, there was a lot of time for table chatter probably more appropriate to a bar than to a lesson on French wines .
France: Making Sense of it All
Reviewed by allyson h. on 3/5/2017
Really enjoyed class. Andrew was great leader - perfect balance of information and casual discussion. I would definitely take another one of his classes.
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NYC Wine Company

Andrew Harwood, Founder
Andrew Harwood has worked in nearly every facet of the wine industry over the last ten years. His love of wine started while working in a number of the country's best dining rooms. Yet his true passion was discovered while making wine in Hungary, France, and California. 

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