with Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan
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The Everyday Guide to Wines of France

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Overview

Join Master of Wine Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan and embark on an amazing wine-tasting journey that will leave you with a greater appreciation for French wine in all of its captivating varieties. First, discover what makes French wines stand out from their international counterparts and how the varied landscape of France influences what's in your glass. Then, learn to use the five S's of tasting wine and uncover Jennifer's trick for opening a bottle of Champagne like an expert, making you an instant hit at your next party. Plus, discover which foods pair best with which wines and learn what experts mean when they say wine is "past its peak." Get this on-demand class today to unravel the mysteries of some of the world's greatest wines and develop a greater appreciation for French wine in the comfort of your own home.

Details

  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 3h33m

Included in this Class

1. French Wines: Quality & Tradition
38m

1. French Wines: Quality & Tradition

Discover everything you need to know to understand and savor a wine that is exceedingly French and enjoyed on both celebratory and everyday occasions: Champagne. Learn how to open a bottle of Champagne like an expert, how the landscape of the Champagne region affects the character of the wine itself, which foods pair best with sweet and dry Champagnes and more.

2. Alsace & Loire: Delicate, Racy & Luscious
33m

2. Alsace & Loire: Delicate, Racy & Luscious

Muscadet. Sancerre. Chinon. Alsace Riesling. Sample these and other elegant reds and whites from the Loire and Alsace regions of France. As you taste your way through these treasures, explore what experts mean when they say wine is "past its peak," and why acidic wine pairs so well with seafood dishes.

3. Burgundy: Wines of Sophistication & Elegance
34m

3. Burgundy: Wines of Sophistication & Elegance

Jennifer takes you on a virtual tour of the tastes and sights of her most favorite wine region: Burgundy. Find out why this landscape is the gold standard of Pinot Noir through interactive tastings and comparisons of a range of wines, including a Bourgogne Blanc, a Chablis, a Meursault, and a Beaujolais.

1. French Wines: Quality & Tradition

1. French Wines: Quality & Tradition

2. Alsace & Loire: Delicate, Racy & Luscious

2. Alsace & Loire: Delicate, Racy & Luscious

3. Burgundy: Wines of Sophistication & Elegance

3. Burgundy: Wines of Sophistication & Elegance

4. Bordeaux: Bold & Rich Wines

4. Bordeaux: Bold & Rich Wines

5. Rhone Valley: Aromatic Whites & Spicy Reds

5. Rhone Valley: Aromatic Whites & Spicy Reds

6. Southern France: Rising Stars & Secret Gems

6. Southern France: Rising Stars & Secret Gems

Recommended with this class

    • A variety of French wines as suggested in each lesson
    • Corkscrew
    • Wine glasses

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