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What we're about

For a while, this group will morph from a prix fixe’ dinner and wine tasting, to a wine tasting group with optional food. There are 17 rose' wines to taste, so after 3 tastings you will have tasted all the wines and rank as an expert on the grapes and blends used in the South of France.

You will:

• Understand the differences between AOP/AOC wines and IGP and Table Wines.

• Which grapes are used by the color of the wine.

• Why there are 3 major rose' appellations

• How many grapes qualify to be used in a AOP Cotes de Provence wine

• How to read the label to avoid a "clunker" wine

• The why the myth of preferring the current year wine is false

• The tastings will be broken into 3 numbered groups, so that you can choose to repeat or just march through all 3 flights.

Flight #1

R d'ete/IGP

Domaine La Jeanne/IGP

Domaine d'Astros/IGP

Chateau Carpe Diem/AOP

Domaine St. Roman d'Esclans/AOP

Whispering Angel/AOP

Flight #2

French Secret/IGP

French Secret Collection #2/IGP

French Secret Collection #3/AOP

Coste Brulade/AOP

Domaine Val d'Astie/AOP

Listel/IGP

Flight #3

Chateau des Garcinieres--2013/AOP

Chateau des Garcinieres--2014/AOP

Easy Rose'/IGP

St. Croix La Manuelle/AOP

Gourmandise/IGP

Minuty M/IGP

All of the wines can be purchased at and delivered by DCANTER - A Wine Boutique at 545 8th Street SE Washington, DC, contact number: (202) 817-3803

The first tasting will be set for sometime in August, after Restaurant Week. We will send the place, date and time as soon as we can.

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