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Living in France: Tastings

About this course

The French lifestyle has always been associated with a sense of style that is unique to their culture. While most of us were not born with that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ quality that comes so effortlessly to our Gallic compatriots, we can certainly try to learn some of their secrets. WICE is proud to offer courses that will show you how to master the French art of ‘savoir vivre.’

Wine and Spirits Tastings: Wine tasting sessions include both instruction and tastings, are often paired with food, and led by experts who have a unique view on French wines and all that encompasses. Beer tastings and other courses designed to inform your senses are also planned.

Help us keep this department vibrant and exciting by sending us your ideas for subjects and classes you would like to see included. Email us at livinginfrance@wice-paris.org.

Upcoming Events

    • 26 Nov 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
    • 22

    Apéro (v): to meet at WICE with fellow members, volunteers and friends.

    Courtesy of RAYE

    Join us on the last Tuesday of the month as we get together to meet, greet and have fun.

    Held at the WICE office, this is your opportunity to catch up with fellow WICE members, volunteers and friends over an apéro.

    It’s our way of saying thank you for your support, either as a member or volunteer.

    Not a member?  Come along and find out about the great courses on offer at WICE.

    Interested in joining?  Become a member of WICE.

    Want to contribute to the work of WICE? Become a volunteer.

    Photo Credit: Courtesy of RAYE

    • 04 Dec 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Instructors Private Residence (nearest metro: Emile Zola)
    • 11

    Everything you wanted to know about champagne, but were too afraid to ask. At the end of this masterclass, you will have the tools to understand what type of champagne you prefer and why, and which factors affect quality and price. You will be given tips for storage, service and food pairing, and an overview of the history and geography of Champagne. You will try 4 very different champagnes. A generous buffet of nibbles, cheeses and charcuterie will be provided so don't eat before you come!

    About the Instructor: Cynthia Coutu is a Canadian who has been living in France for 28 years. She is a professional wine educator, judge and guide specialised in champagne . She is also the founder of Delectabulles, a champagne networking club for women.  She only uses champagnes made by women and takes people to estates where women play an important role. It is her way of supporting women in a male-dominated industry. She is certified by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (level 3) and was voted Best Wine Tasting in Paris by Expatriates Magazine.

    Photo Credit: Studio Aoustin

Past events

19 Nov 2019 LN191 Bordeaux to Burgundies: A Study of the Grand Crus of France
29 Oct 2019 EO291 Apero with WICE
28 Sep 2019 LS281 I Speak Wine
02 Jul 2019 LL021 Tour de France: A Tasting Journey Through France’s Wine Regions
25 Jun 2019 EU251 Apero with WICE
20 Jun 2019 LU201 Sparkling Wines: What Hides Behind the Bubbles
28 May 2019 EY281 Apero with WICE
16 May 2019 LY161 Wine & Cheese Tasting
30 Apr 2019 EA301 Apero with WICE
18 Apr 2019 LA181 Vertical Tasting: Château Corbin Wines
28 Mar 2019 LM281 Sustainable, Bio, Biodynamic & Natural Wines
26 Mar 2019 EM261 Apero with WICE
15 Mar 2019 EM151 Champagne and Amuses Bouches Mixer
26 Feb 2019 EF261 Apero with WICE
29 Jan 2019 EJ291 Apero with WICE
24 Jan 2019 LJ241 Pinot Noir Wines Only
27 Nov 2018 EN271 Apero with WICE
15 Nov 2018 LN151 Best Bordeaux Wines of the Great Year 2010
30 Oct 2018 EO301 Apero with WICE
27 Oct 2018 LO271 Introduction to Belgian Beer
16 Oct 2018 LO161 "Chardonnay Spoken Here" - Best Whites of Burgundy
12 Apr 2018 LA121 Blind Tasting 40€ French Grands Crus Wines
15 Mar 2018 LM151 Chardonnay, the Golden Grape of Burgundy
08 Mar 2018 LM081 Introduction to Belgian Beer
08 Feb 2018 LF081 Horizontal Tasting of Bordeaux, 2009 Vintage
18 Jan 2018 LJ181 Tasting of Bordeaux Wines versus Burgundy
09 Nov 2017 LN091 Wine and Cheese Tasting
05 Oct 2017 LO051 Tasting of Bordeaux Grands Crus: the Right Bank
14 Mar 2014 LM141 Comparative Earthinesses: France, Spain, & Italy
21 Feb 2014 LF211 Just Meant To Be: An Introduction to the French Wine and Cheese Pairing
07 Feb 2014 LF071 Italian Seduction: Wine Treasures of Tuscany
22 Nov 2013 LN291 Time Traveling: Red Wines of The Rhône (Vertical)
15 Nov 2013 LN151 The Beauty of Age: Red Bordeaux (Vertical)
08 Nov 2013 LN081 A Tasting Tour of Bordeaux (Overview)
18 Oct 2013 LO181 Wines of the Piedmont: Seduced by Italy (Again and Again)
11 Oct 2013 LO111 An Evolution of Elegance: Red Burgundy (Vertical)
04 Oct 2013 LO041 A Tasting Tour of Red Burgundy (Overview)
27 Sep 2013 LS271 The Treasure of the Loire: Chenin Blanc
21 Jun 2013 LU211 Parallel Vertical:Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet
14 Jun 2013 LU141 Tasting Springtime: Sancerre, Pouilly Fumé and Co.
07 Jun 2013 LU071 Burgundy's Secret Superstars: The Côte Chalonnaise
19 Apr 2013 LA191 The Best Red Wine Deal on the Planet: Chinon and Bourgueil
12 Apr 2013 LA121 Getting Serious: A Love Affair with French Wines - Part 3 (4 Sessions)
05 Apr 2013 NEW DATE LA052 Seduced (Again!) by Italian Elegance: Piedmont and Tuscany
22 Mar 2013 LM221 Seduced (Again!) by Italian Elegance: Piedmont and Tuscany
08 Feb 2013 LF081 The Sumptuous South: Bandol (and other Mourvèdres)
25 Jan 2013 LJ251 Northern vs Southern Rhône: Visceral Variations
18 Jan 2013 LJ181 Getting Serious: A Love Affair with French Wines - Part 2 (4 Sessions)
23 Nov 2012 LN231 Alsace: Sultry Spice and Everything Nice
16 Nov 2012 LN161 Chablis: Born From an Ancient Sea
09 Nov 2012 LN091 NEW DATE Introduction to French Wines
19 Oct 2012 LO191 Introduction to French Wines
28 Sep 2012 LS281 Getting Serious: A Love Affair with French Wines - Part 1 (3 Sessions)
21 Sep 2012 LS211 A Battle of Red Burgundy Elegances: Chambolle vs Volnay
08 Jun 2012 LU081 The WICE Wine Olympics
01 Jun 2012 LU011 NEW DATE A Rare Tasting of German Wines: Simply Wunderbar
24 May 2012 LY241 A Rare Tasting of German Wines: Simply Wunderbar
11 May 2012 LY111 NEW DATE Chardonnay: Easy To Love
04 May 2012 LY041 Chardonnay: Easy To Love
13 Apr 2012 LA131 NEW DATE Italy: The Best of the Provincial Geniuses
05 Apr 2012 LA051 Italy: The Best of the Provincial Geniuses
23 Mar 2012 LM231 The French Southwest: The Real Meaning of "ac"
16 Mar 2012 LM161 NEW DATE Comparative Earthinesses: France, Spain, and Italy
10 Mar 2012 LM101 A Perfect Couple: Muscadet and Oysters
17 Feb 2012 LF171 NEW DATE Burgundy: Tender is the Côte de Nuits
10 Feb 2012 LF101 Comparative Earthinesses: France, Spain, and Italy
27 Jan 2012 LJ271 Burgundy: Tender is the Côte de Nuits
08 Dec 2011 LD081 NEW DATE Relationship: It's Complicated ... Getting to Know the Wines of Bordeaux
01 Dec 2011 LD011 Relationship: It's Complicated ... Getting to Know the Wines of Bordeaux
17 Nov 2011 LN171 Tuscan Treasures: Loving those Seductive Italian Wines
04 Nov 2011 LN041 NEW DATE - Tuscan Treasures: Loving those Seductive Italian Wines
20 Oct 2011 LO201 Introduction to French Wines
06 Oct 2011 LO061 Reaching the Pinnacle: The German Rieslings
29 Sep 2011 LS291 NEW DATE Time Travel in the Loire : A Vertical Tasting of Loire Valley Wines
22 Sep 2011 LS221 Time Travel in the Loire: A Vertical Tasting of Loire Valley Wines
09 Sep 2011 LS091 The Graceful Dance of Food and Wine
10 Jun 2011 LU101 The WICE Wine Olympics
26 May 2011 LY261 Sauvignon Blanc: Tangy, Tart, and Tantalizing
12 May 2011 LY121 Star Power: White Burgundy
10 May 2011 LY101 One Hour Lecture: La Littérature Francaise
06 May 2011 LY061 NEW DATE The Essence of Elegance: Red Burgundy
06 May 2011 LA291 One Hour Lecture: A talk-around about “South African Wines: why, when and where”
28 Apr 2011 LA281 The Essence of Elegance: Red Burgundy
07 Apr 2011 LA071 The Great Everyday "Wine-Off"
17 Mar 2011 LM171 Introduction to French Wines
03 Mar 2011 LM031 A Little Bit of Spain in Paris
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