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Joe's Passport To France 2017 (SOLD OUT)

Learn about the origins of all your favorite wines! Love Pinot Noir? Try wines from Burgundy where it originally grew wild and was cultivated by monks! Love Cabernet? Bordeaux made Cabernet Sauvignon of such high quality that Thomas Jefferson obsessively collected it. Malbec, now famous in Argentina, was orignally planted in Southwest France in the town of Cahors where is was know as the "black wine". With over 120 French wines spanning the country, Joe's Passport to France is a rare opportunity to journey through France's amazing and varied wine regions. Taking our favorite aspects of our annual event, Passport to Oregon, this tasting will offer the same in-depth experience while shifting the focus to France. We'll have importers and representatives to help guide you through Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Loire Valley, Provence, the Languedoc, and more. The goal of this event is to expose all attendees to new and different French varietals and also explain the origins of the wines you already love leaving you with a richer understanding of this amazing vine and its history.

Passport to France will be our first tasting in the Memphis College of Art's Rust Hall Gallery. This beautiful location brings a great atmosphere, ideal lighting, and plenty of space. The tasting will be catered with small bites that will pair well with the wines. We will even offer French-inspired cocktails.

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Memphis College of Art's Rust Hall Gallery

Memphis College of Art's Rust Hall Gallery

Over 100 Wines Representing Dozens of Appellations and Sub-Regions

With over 100 wines representing every major growing region in France, this is a tasting you don't want to miss. Below is a list of regions or varietals we'll have available to try. Some of these regions may have several different wineries representing them.

Alsace

Pinot Gris

Pinot Blanc

Gewürztraminer

Riesling

Burgundy

Côte de Beaune

Mercurey

Vire Classe

Savigny-Lès-Beaune

Fixin

Pommard

Saint-Véran

Petit Chablis

Chablis

Chorey-les-Beaune

Pouilly-Fuissé

Gevrey-Chambertin

Crémant de Bourgogne

Beaujolais

Morgon

Moulin A Vent

Fleurie

Saint Amour

Chiroubles

Bordeaux

Graves

Saint-Émilion

Margaux

Blaye

Entre-Deux-Mers

Fronsac

Pomerol

Pauillac

Côtes de Bourg

Crémant de Bordeaux

Sauternes

Southern Rhone

Ventoux

Lirac

Gigondas

Vacqueyras

Rasteau

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Muscat de Beaumes de Venise

Tavel

Northern Rhone

Crozes-Hermitage

Saint-Joseph

Côte-Rôtie

Loire Valley

Muscadet

Vouvray

Sancerre

Valençay

Menetou-Salon

Touraine

Bourgueil

Cheverny

Chinon

Crémant de Loire

Provence & Languedoc-Roussillon

Bandol Red & Rosé

Provence Red & Rosé

Languedoc Red, White & Rosé

Champagne

Several Champagne houses and other Crémants

Rosé Table

6-8 Rosé spanning France's major growing regions

South West France / French Alps

Cahors

Madiran

Savoie

Cognac / Cocktail Table

A Cognac house will offer its line-up and specialty French inspired cocktails will also be available