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French Wine Scholar: Bordeaux

We’ve arrived in the South of France this week in class. So, we turn our attention to Bordeaux and the wines of Southwest France. The wines of Bordeaux are a revered French wine icon. They are age-worthy and highly prized. When Robert Parker launched <em>Wine Advocate and fell in...
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French Wine Scholar: Bourgogne

The most important lesson from our Bourgogne class: Bourgogne = Burgundy. For some reason, Bourgogne was the only French wine region to be translated, and in English-speaking countries is called Burgundy. It’s long caused confusion to consumers who find only Bourgogne mentioned on wine labels so a shift is...
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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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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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