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Living in France: Tastings

About this course

The French lifestyle has always been associated with a sense of style that is unique to their culture. While most of us were not born with that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ quality that comes so effortlessly to our Gallic compatriots, we can certainly try to learn some of their secrets. WICE is proud to offer courses that will show you how to master the French art of ‘savoir vivre.’

Wine and Spirits Tastings: Wine tasting sessions include both instruction and tastings, are often paired with food, and led by experts who have a unique view on French wines and all that encompasses. Beer tastings and other courses designed to inform your senses are also planned.

Help us keep this department vibrant and exciting by sending us your ideas for subjects and classes you would like to see included. Email us at livinginfrance@wice-paris.org.

Upcoming Events

    • 29 Oct 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
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    Apéro (v): to meet at WICE with fellow members, volunteers and friends.

    Courtesy of RAYE

    Join us on the last Tuesday of the month as we get together to meet, greet and have fun.

    Held at the WICE office, this is your opportunity to catch up with fellow WICE members, volunteers and friends over an apéro.

    It’s our way of saying thank you for your support, either as a member or volunteer.

    Not a member?  Come along and find out about the great courses on offer at WICE.

    Interested in joining?  Become a member of WICE.

    Want to contribute to the work of WICE? Become a volunteer.

    Photo Credit: Courtesy of RAYE

    • 19 Nov 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Location TBC
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    Learn what makes France so special as we demystify the grand cru systems of France, We will taste through a variety of Grand Crus to build up and refine your wine knowledge. With an innovative and refreshing approach and in just 2 hours, you'll receive tips on where to find good value and you will taste five Grand Crus. A planche of cheese and charcuterie is included.

    About the Instructor: Tanisha Townsend is an American wine professional that came to Paris for the love of wine. A professor, consultant, tour hostess, Tanisha organizes events from the classroom to the dining room. Her goal is to educate and entertain, while promoting the history and joys of fermented beverages to the masses. She is a graduate of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London.

    Photo Credit: Girl Meets Glass

    • 04 Dec 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Instructors Private Residence (nearest metro: Emile Zola)
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    Everything you wanted to know about champagne, but were too afraid to ask. At the end of this masterclass, you will have the tools to understand what type of champagne you prefer and why, and which factors affect quality and price. You will be given tips for storage, service and food pairing, and an overview of the history and geography of Champagne. You will try 4 very different champagnes. A generous buffet of nibbles, cheeses and charcuterie will be provided so don't eat before you come!

    About the Instructor: Cynthia Coutu is a Canadian who has been living in France for 28 years. She is a professional wine educator, judge and guide specialised in champagne . She is also the founder of Delectabulles, a champagne networking club for women.  She only uses champagnes made by women and takes people to estates where women play an important role. It is her way of supporting women in a male-dominated industry. She is certified by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (level 3) and was voted Best Wine Tasting in Paris by Expatriates Magazine.

    Photo Credit: Studio Aoustin

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