Viva La France - Swirl, Sip, Taste and Learn about the liquid pleasures of Northern France taught by founder Susan Hesleitner of New Jersey Wine School (NJWS) which provides one of the best wine & spirit educational programs in the United States. They offer a range of weekly educational classes, Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and French Wine Scholar (FWS) courses. The Jura is a mountainous region between Bourgogne and Switzerland where only 4570 acres are under vines. This small region makes some important traditional and highly idiosyncratic wines. Learn about its soils and climate. Taste the region's red varieties: Poulsard, Trousseau, Pinot Noir and its whites: Chardonnay and Savagnin Blanc. We’ll also discuss some of the regions famous wine and cheese pairings. Savoie: Savoie is an Alpine wine region south of the Jura very close to the French/Swiss border. Learn about its famous white wine made from the Jacquere grape. We’ll also discuss and taste Pinot Noir and Gamay Noir from this region.
Mana Contemporary: 5th Floor Gallery
Event Price - $50
About New Jersey Wine School:
Prior to opening NJWS in July 2010, Susan worked as a Retail Wine Specialist, assisting clients in the selection of their ideal wines. Susan loves meeting people who share her passion for wine and as a Wine Associate for Vino Volo restaurant at JFK Airport; she increased her client base to an international one. Susan began her wine career ten years ago as a Tour Guide for Millbrook Winery and Vineyards in Millbrook, NY. She holds a Diploma from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust in London, England and is also a French Wine Scholar. Susan is a member of the Society of Wine Educators and the French Wine Society.