2 hours, $55


Presented by: Wink Lorch – Author of Wines of the French Alps: Savoie, Bugey and Beyond…published in 2019.

Wines from Savoie and its neighbors in the French Alpine areas are just beginning to break out of the mountains. With the best being worthy of much more than a quick glass on a ski slope, these fresh wines are made from a huge number of local grape varieties, including notably Jacquère, Altesse, Mondeuse and Persan. Grown often on steep slopes on the foothills of the southern Jura and the Prealps, the wines seem ideal for today’s tastes – with a lightness and freshness, yet surprising ability to age. Wink will explain the complicated geography and appellations of these diverse vineyards (Savoie has 20 crus, and Bugey has four), along with a focus on each of the different key grape varieties. We will taste 8 wines.

  • October 8, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 202-792-5020

Address:
5207 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite #7, Third Floor, Washington, District of Columbia, 20015, United States