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$59 Tix: Wine Tasting Journey Through Southwest France, UES (a $125 Value)
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Transport your palate to the rich vineyards in the Southwest part of France at "An Aromatic Wine Journey Through the Southwest of France," a tasting event taking place from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Wednesday February 19, 2020 at the French Institute Alliance Français, nestled in a stunning brownstone just steps away from The Plaza Hotel.

Grab your $59 pulse (a $125 value) for admission to this immersive experience that includes tastings of exclusive wines from the region of Gascony as well as a selection of gourmet bites, charcuterie, and artisanal breads.

The masterclass features 6 premier wines and is led by Ariane Daguin, the founder and CEO of D’Artagnan, and acclaimed sommelier André Compeyre (Essex House by Alain Ducasse, David Bouley in Tribeca, Adour at the St Regis). Ariane and André - both natives of Gascony - will share with you the flavors and unforgettable spirit of their terroir.

With a lineup that includes Domaine du Bois de Simon Cotes du Brulhois AOP "Les Combes" 2014, Château De Haute-Serre Malbec de Cahors "Lucter" 2018 and Château Peyros Madiran "Tannat-Cabernet" 2015, among others, enthusiasts and newcomers will unearth the exquisite delights this unique event has to offer...


"Mangez bien, riez souvent, aimez beaucoup," means “Eat well, laugh often, love abundantly.” At the French Institute Alliance Française, the culture of France and its hedonistic enjoyment of life, love, wine, and food is exhibited in a culturally authentic fashion, making it a hub for those who want a taste of the French lifestyle in New York City.

This month's wine tasting fête will highlight the region of Gascony in the Southwest of France, known for vibrant terroir that makes it one of the most prestigious wine regions in the world.

Alain Ducasse cohort & esteemed sommelier André Compeyre will be joined by D’Artagnan founder and CEO, Ariane Daguinas (plus a few other notable speakers) to walk you through the aromas and flavor profiles of each bottle, giving attendees an insider’s perspective on some of the country's most dynamic grapes.

Swirl, sip, and sniff your way through glasses of Château De Haute-Serre's Malbec de Cahors "Grand Vin Seigneur" 2015, in addition to Château Peyros' Madiran "Vieilles Vignes" 2015, Domaine Pajot's IGP Cotes de Gascogne 2019, and more.

To balance and heighten each sip, scrumptious charcuterie, an array of gourmet bites, and freshly baked breads are provided in ample supply for you to savor in sensorial ecstasy.

Gain a sense of "joie de vivre" at this viticultural gathering to sharpen your skills and appreciate the joys of what grapes from this gorgeous part of the world can produce...

The full list of wines may be viewed here.

Your $59 Ticket (a $125 Value) Includes:

  • Admission To An Aromatic Wine Tasting Journey Through The Southwest of France from 7:00pm until 9:00pm on Wednesday February 19, 2020.
  • Evening Presented by esteemed sommelier André Compeyre, D’Artagnan founder and CEO, Ariane Daguinas, and more.
  • 6 Distinctive Wines from Gascony, France to Experience, including Château De Haute-Serre's Malbec de Cahors "Grand Vin Seigneur" 2015, Domaine du Bois de Simon Cotes du Brulhois AOP "Les Combes" 2014, and more.
  • An Assortment of Delectable Charcuterie.
  • Sumptuous Gourmet Bites.
  • A Selection of Artisanal Breads.

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  • May purchase as many vouchers as you like for personal use or for gifting.

  • Event runs from 7:00pm until 9:00pm.

  • Valid only for event on Wednesday February 19, 2020.