Dégustation de vin

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A lovely party of 18 students and partners (though 2 persons were sadly unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances) met at the Modern Language School tonight and tasted 7 different, fine examples of wines produced in the Burgundy and Beaujolais areas. Nina and I enjoyed ourselves very much and thank you for taking part and even helping with some of the catering.

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The wines we tasted were 4 whites: Mâcon-Villages Les Roches Blanches – Louis Jadot; Petit Chablis – Union des viticulteurs de Chablis; Côte Chalonnaise – La Buxynoise; White Burgundy – Paul Talmard (with many thanks to Alan for finding this last one). Then we tasted 3 reds: Fleurie – Georges Duboeuf; Côte d’or – Labouré-Roi; Mâcon rouge Les Roches Rouges – Louis Jadot.

 

 

We ate a selection of snacks from tomatoes and strawberries to meat

or vegetarian pâté, as well as olives, prawns, turkey, goat’s cheese,20151016_192533

camembert, etc.

We watched some YouTube introductions to the different wines, some boring, some interesting and some cheesy (to go with the smelly camambert?).

 

 

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Some people,who will not be named and shamed in this blog, shared some dirty French jokes… Some, who will not…, teased their friends who could not attend with text messages. A couple or so of us acquired lovely pink cheeks.

Personally, I enjoyed this wine tasting more than any before (and it’s not just because I was in charge). Burgundy and Beaujolais are my favourite wines and these were good examples.

 

But most of all I , and I believe Nina will agree with me, enjoyed the company and good humour of this evening.

Thanks.

Dom 🙂

 

 

2 Responses

  1. Anne Littlewood
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    It was an excellent evening. I learnt about wine. Drank wine. Brilliant.

    Also had some good conversations and fun.

    Merci!

    • FrenchAdmin
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      Thanks, Anne. Glad you enjoyed it.
      Dom

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