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Wine Foundations- France 3 Week Course

Wine Foundations- France 3 Week Course
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Event Location: Passion Vines, 265 New Rd., Somers Point, NJ 8244
Description of Event:


Passion Vines presents Wine Foundations France: a 3-week Exploration of French Wine!


In 2019 Passion Vines launched Wine Foundations a 6-week course that provides a great primer for the basics of understanding of the wine world, including French wines. However, the deeper into this legendary wine region you go, the more intricacies and details you discover. That's why, for a second time, we're offering a Wine Foundations – FRANCE!

Over the course of 3-weeks, we will embark on an exploration of the most popular French wine regions, their terroir, varietals and much more! You will leave this course with confidence in French wine, a new understanding of the tasting process, and curiosity to introduce your palate to even more countries and regions!

This course will be held on Tuesday nights;  2/21/23, 2/28/23, and 3/7/23 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Passion Vines in Somers Point.



What you will learn:

French wine law

How to read a French wine label 

Key aromas & flavors of French wines

Noble grape varietals & regions of France

Terroir and how it presents itself in your wine glass


Who is this for?

First and foremost, it’s for anyone who genuinely loves wine. Specifically, it’s for the beginner to intermediate wine drinker, who wants to feel more confident when it comes to French wine. This is an essential course for those in the food and beverage industry (bartenders, servers, and managers). 



Course Curriculum

Week 1 : Uncover the northern wine regions of France: Loire Valley, Champagne, Alsace

Week 2: Uncover the central wine regions of France: Burgundy, Beaujolais, South-West

Week 3: Uncover the southern wine regions of France: Rhone Valley, Provence, Languedoc-Roussillon 



Meet your teacher, David!

After more than two decades as a college professor, David Setley retired from his role in academia and set about pursuing his lifelong interest of wine. In 2021, after completing coursework at the highly respected Wine School of Philadelphia, David earned Level 2 and Level 3 Certified Sommelier certifications. David was thrilled to accept a position at Passion Vines in late Fall of 2021, where he has merged his experience as an educator with his love and knowledge for wine through entertaining and informative wine tasting events and classes.


Classes will start promptly at 6:00 pm.

Crostini & Cheese will be provided for palate cleansing.

Seating is limited.

Prepayment & Registration for this course is required.

Gratuity is not included in your event ticket price. It takes a village to produce events, and should you feel the desire, tipping will be distributed amongst the entire Team.

*Tasting certificates cannot be applied to this purchase



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