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As part of the Federation’s national Mission Awareness program, we are co-launching a series of free Zoom meetings on French life, culture, history and language, working with Pamela Druckerman, author, journalist and founder of PANDEMONIUM U.


“What you’re drinking when you drink French wine: An introduction and tasting tour”
with wine educator Jessica Green in conversation with Pamela Druckerman

Friday, May 22

12-1 pm Eastern Time

What’s the difference between a Bordeaux and a Burgundy? Why are French wines unique, and what should you look for when you taste them? French wine specialist Jessica Green will introduce us to three of the world’s top wine regions: Burgundy, Bordeaux and the Loire. This Zoom session works with or without wine on hand, but feel free to have any or all of these to taste with us:

One white:
a Chablis from Burgundy (Jessica will taste Jean-Paul Droin Chablis 2018, but any white Burgundy will work)

And two reds:
an AC Medoc from Bordeaux (Jessica will taste Chateau Greysac 2015; any Bordeaux red will do)
a Chinon from the Loire (she’ll taste Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses; any Loire red — Chinon, Bourgueil or Saumur-Champigny – will do)

Jessica Green teaches at the International Wine Center in New York. She earned the Diploma from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in 2011 and is currently a candidate for the Master of Wine qualification, which is held by just 394 people worldwide. For five years, she lived in Lyon, France, between Beaujolais and the Northern Rhône.

This PAN U class is the second in a series sponsored by the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA, which promotes French language and culture through 100+ Alliance Française chapters across the U.S.

For the link to the Zoom meeting and information on how to promote the event to your AF’s members, please email federation@afusa.org.