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French Wine Scholar: Champagne

“The sparkling wine that is Champagne cannot be duplicated anywhere else on earth. Sparkling wines produced around the world, even when made from the same grape varieties, using the same production method, do not deliver the same product. They can’t. The Champagne terroir exists nowhere else but Champagne.” –French...
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French Wine Scholar: Alsace

  Wasatch Academy of Wine serves as the affiliate provider for the French Wine Society’s courses in the state of Utah, so in our first “real” week of class, we began by diving into the Alsace region of France—an area heavily influenced by war over the years. Because of...
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Bordeaux Class at La Caille

On Tuesday, April 18, 2014, the French Wine Scholar class at La Caille studied the wines of Bordeaux. Delving deeply into the three sub-regions of the Left and Right banks and the Entre Diux Mers, a corresponding wine was tasted by the group. Le Rose de Floridene Bordeaux 2012...
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FWS at La Caille

The current French Wine Scholar program meets at the lovely La Caille restaurant every Tuesday night for lectures, food tastings and, of course, sensational wine tastings. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 we visited the Loire Valley.  The Loire River is 634 miles long, home to 70 AOCs and a diverse terroir,...
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FWS Alsace Master-Level Webinar Program

Hurry, the Program starts March 4th For the very first time, a Master-Level course on the wines and wine region of Alsace…in a format designed for the busy professional. You get the best of both learning methods: e-learning in a format that accommodates your schedule plus live classroom review...
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Riesling Wine, French Style

The beautiful La Caille restaurant is the scene on the current French Wine Scholar program presented by Sheral Schowe. A recent class explored the Alsace region of France. We had the pleasure of tasting several wines from the region, including some Rieslings that amazed and delighted. Most people, Americans...
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