Don’t deny yourself French wines. The lack of Bordeaux and Burgundy in your wine diet is unhealthy and will cause everlasting damage to your psyche.
In this class, you will taste through the essential French wine regions and grape varieties. Bordeaux, Burgundy, Languedoc, Loire, Rhone, Alsace: All the great flavors and stories will be encapsulated in this two hour tasting. You can expect a dynamic learning experience at the hands of a world-class sommelier-instructor.
Our French Wine class is an important one for wine lovers. Heck, it’s virtually illegal for a seasoned sommelier not to take this class. For good reason: France remains the gold standard for fine wine around the world.
How you and I think about wine is is due to centuries that the French perfected the craft of making wine well over a century ago. How we grow, make, bottle, sell, store, drink, and pair food is due to their innovations. Knowing French wine is comparable to reading the classics. You can skip it, but don’t ever hold yourself up as a wine expert.
French wines are the touchstone that all other wines are compared to. So much so that pretty much every interview Keith Wallace (the Wine School‘s founder) had done has included at least a passing remark about French winemaking. In Business Insider, Keith talks about why French oak wine barrels are more expensive than American. In a Nerd Wallet article, he compares the geology of Texas wine country to several French wine regions.