Wines of France: Join GM Hortense, French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), and Food & Wine Magazine for a Tour of Bordeaux.
French for New York
Offering everything from preschool to adult language classes and cinema screenings to fashion talks, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is the go-to source for all things French in New York. This non-profit, non-governmental organization is dedicated to providing unique opportunities for Francophiles to experience and explore the diverse French culture.
Celebrating France’s rich history as a producer of fine wine, FIAF has partnered with Food & Wine magazine executive wine editor Ray Isles to present the Wine Tour de France tasting series this spring. Intimate gatherings held in the stunning Le Skyroom, these events feature visiting producers from across France, the best sommeliers of New York, as well as a delicious selection of charcuterie from d’Artagnan and cheese from Président (Bordeaux Smackdown and The Secrets to Drinking Top French Wine in NY) and Murray’s Cheese (Tasty Terroirs).
The Bordeaux Smackdown: 2009 vs 2010
On Thursday May 1st, Millesima USA General Manager Hortense Bernard will join other Bordelais in presenting two vintages, 2009 and 2010, of four great Bordeaux wines from four different appellations. Presented by Hortense herself, Chateau La Fleur Peyrabon is a lovely Cru Bourgeois with a strong personality from Pauillac on Bordeaux’s Left Bank. An AOC wine from Pomerol, Chateau Plince is known for its soft and fruity medium-bodied wines. Producing opulent reds, Chateau de Fieuzal in Pessac-Leognan is a Premier Crus. Chateau d’Issan a 3eme Crus from Margaux, a wine of elegance and finesse, flexibility and charm.
Open to everyone aged 21+, this unique tour of Bordeaux tasting event is sure to be fun for everyone from the most novice of wine enthusiasts to connoisseurs.