Loire Valley Wines: Discoveries from the Astor Cellar

August 14, 2017 (Mon) from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Astor Center
399 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

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Cost: $79

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Cheese     Tasting (sit down)     Wine    

In this class, Astor Wines & Spirits President Andy Fisher shines a light on one of the most fascinating French wine regions: The Loire Valley. You’ll taste through a flight of extraordinary Loire selections—from Anjou and Sancerre to Saumur and Touraine—while exploring the grapes, growers, and winemaking techniques behind each wine.

What you can expect:

  • One welcome glass of wine.
  • Six tasting pours of Loire Valley wines.
  • A small tasting plate for mix and match wine pairings.
  • Two hours of instruction—including a Q&A session—with Andy Fisher.

What you will learn:

  • The different style of wine the Loire Valley has to offer.
  • The concept of “terroir” and how it affects the wines of the Loire.
  • Stories and history behind artisanal producers in this wine region.
  • Insight into the small-production and biodynamic methods used in the Loire.

Level: Beginner - Beyond Basics
Style: Guided Wine Tasting Class
Food Served: Small Tasting Plate
Good for: Wine Enthusiasts, Wine Curious, French Wine Lover, Fun with Friends