WHAT: Wine tastings at the Embassy of France - (details below)
- Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. (Bordeaux)
- Wednesday, May 29 at 7 p.m. (Burgundy)
- Wednesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. (Sparkling)
WHERE: La Maison Française, Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW
ADMISSION: $70 each / $165 for all three (save $45!)
Includes a delicious cheese and charcuterie selection to complement your tasting.
PARKING: $8 - must be purchased in advance
Must be 21 or older to attend.
Tour de France wine tasting at the Embassy of France!
Reserve your seat(s) today and join us for a three-stage journey of French châteaus. Whether you are able to come to one class or all three, you are sure to discover France’s breathtaking countryside while unlocking the doors to some of the best wines of France!
This season’s series of wine tasting events will be a short and very dense one, focused on extremely high quality wines from the most famous wine regions of France – Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne.
Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m.: BORDEAUX
The first session will be dedicated to two iconic family-owned estates from Bordeaux. Owned by the Lurton family, Château Climens is the star of sweet wines from Barsac, the only village whose wines can compete with the most renowned wines from Sauternes. Château Troplong-Mondot is one of the best examples of classic Merlot-based wines from Saint-Emilion – Rich and complex wines that can age for decades. A not-to-be missed event for every Bordeaux wine lover! (List of wines below)
The next two sessions will build bridges between France and the United States.
Wednesday, May 29 at 7 p.m.: BURGUNDY
The second session will feature Maison Joseph Drouhin, famous for its pinot noir wines from Oregon. For this session, we cross the Atlantic Ocean and rediscover some of the most iconic wines from this Maison from Burgundy, including their signature red and white wines from the world-famous Clos des Mouches. (List of wines below)
Wednesday, June 26 at 7 p.m.: SPARKLING
The third session participants will taste sparkling wine from the Virgina-based Thibaut-Janisson estate, side by side with some of the best sparkling wines from their French counter-part, the Champagne-based Janisson Estate. A great way to raise a toast to the French-American friendship before summer holidays! (List of wines below)
May 1 Wine List
Mondot 2009 - Saint-Emilion Grand Cru - second vin
Château Troplong Mondot 2006 - 1er Grand Cru Classé
Château Troplong Mondot 2004 - 1er Grand Cru Classé
Château Troplong Mondot 1998 - 1er Grand Cru Classé
Cyprès 2008 – second vin de Château Climens
Château Climens 2005 – Premier cru classé
Château Climens 2002 – Premier cru classé
*Session with Virginie Achou-Lepage (Climens) and Myriam Ruer (Troplong-Mondot)
May 29 Wine List
Chablis 1er Cru 2010
Beaune Clos des Mouches white 2010
Côte de Beaune 2009
Beaune Clos des Mouches red 2010
*Session with Laurent Drouhin, Drouhin ambassador to the United States
June 26 Wine List
Thibaut-Janisson Blanc de Chardonnay N.V
Champagne Janisson & Fils
Brut Grand Cru
Grand Cru Rosé
* Session with winemaker Claude Thibaut