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Burgundy Wine Tasting With Château De Pommard

Fri, September 29, 2023 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

Alliance Française de Washington DC
2142 Wyoming Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008
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Join us for an exceptional evening of Burgundy wine tasting with Château de Pommard.

Located in the eastern part of France, south of Paris and north of Lyon, Burgundy is one of the world’s most famous wine regions. Join us for an exceptional evening of Burgundy wine tasting & food pairing with Château de Pommard.

Grace Decoske, a passionate wine professional, will guide you on a tasting through 6 different wines from Burgundy. With Grace, you will learn about all that goes into the process of growing, harvesting, and making wine and then taste the differences.

This event will include a master class & 6 different wines with food pairing. All proceeds will go to the Alliance Française of Washington, DC to support our cultural programs.

This event will last for about two hours and will be in English.


Founded in 1726 by Vivant Micault, secretary to King Louis XV, Château de Pommard remains one of the most iconic and visited wine estates in Burgundy. Clos Marey-Monge, at the heart of the domain, has been producing one of the greatest expressions of Pinot Noir for more than two millennia. The 20-hectare clay and limestone rich terroir make it the largest and most interesting monopole vineyards in the Côte d’Or. In July 2015, UNESCO declared the Clos a world heritage protected climat of Burgundy. The Carabello-Baum family of San Francisco purchased the domain in 2014 and became just the fifth family to guide the estate in almost 300 years. The family has transformed the estate into the ultimate wine education destination where anyone can experience the phenomenon that is Burgundy.


Pommard, Ladoix, and Volnay — the gateway to Côte de Beaune is an indisputable land of Pinot Noir. With ideal soils and exposure to the sun, the distinct terroirs of the area proved to be a perfect fit for red wines. Yet, it is Chardonnay that lent prestige to the vineyard. From the village of Meursault to the slopes of the Colline de Corton, Côte de Beaune is home to the grandest white wines. Seven Grands Crus take roots in this 20 kilometers-long wine-growing region and even more lesser-known appellations that are worth the taste. With 24 Grands Crus divided in a 20 kilometers stretch of land, Côte de Nuits deserves its surname of Burgundy’s Champs-Elysées. Bonnes-Mares, Echezeaux, and Charmes-Chambertin are the perfect illustration of what this region does best when it comes to Pinot Noir.


Grace is a passionate wine professional, hailing from the vibrant city of Miami Beach, Florida. Her journey into the world of wine began in 2016 when she moved to Chile and worked at an Organic and Biodynamic Vineyard in Casablanca Valley. She holds the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Advanced Certificate and is currently a Level 4 Diploma in Wines Candidate. Grace’s passion for wine extends beyond the technical aspects of the craft. She believes that wine is not just a beverage but a cultural experience that brings people together. As a seasoned wine professional, she delights in sharing her knowledge and discoveries with others, whether it's guiding guests through wine tastings, hosting educational events, or offering personalized recommendations based on individual preferences.


To be announced later.


AFDC Member: $50 + Processing Fees. General Admission: $65 + Processing Fees


Be ready to show your ID and COVID vaccination card at the entrance.

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