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
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.
Côte de Beaune
Crémant de Bourgogne
Moulin A Vent
Côtes de Bourg
Crémant de Bordeaux
Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
Crémant de Loire
Provence & Languedoc-Roussillon
Bandol Red & Rosé
Provence Red & Rosé
Languedoc Red, White & Rosé
Several Champagne houses and other Crémants
6-8 Rosé spanning France's major growing regions
South West France / French Alps
Cognac / Cocktail Table
A Cognac house will offer its line-up and specialty French inspired cocktails will also be available