Learning French Through Wine offers you the immediate experiences of tasting wine, so you can detach yourself and feel you are in another world – one where you can speak French without restriction – because “Le vin apporte la joie de vivre” – “Wine brings the joy of living.”
Over a glass of wine, laughter and conversation come easily . . .
You learn French while you taste wine, and you learn about wine in French – and in English – all in a social environment where everyone can express themselves.
People who get together to taste wine and learn French create a new blend . . . Galiléa’s société.
Course 1: Approaching Wine
How to Approach Wine Tasting
How to Familiarize Yourself with Wine
Examining the Appearance of a Wine
Course 2: Describing Wine
Examining the Appearance of a Wine: Color
Examining the Appearance of a Wine: Legs
Describing the Aroma and Bouquet of a Wine
Course 3: Developing Taste
Applying Techniques to Develop Taste
Discerning Taste and Aroma
Discerning Body and Texture
Course 4: Describing Flavors
Swishing and Chewing Wine
Swishing and Chewing White Wines
Swishing and Chewing Red Wines
Describing the Finish
Discovering White Wine ~ Discovering Red Wine ~ Exploring Old World and New World Wines ~ Pairing Wine with Food
21 years of age
No language experience required
A desire to speak French for your own pleasure
Love of wine
Open to having a good time
1½ – 2 hours per session
Evening and afternoon sessions available
Dates and times by appointment
WHAT YOU GET:
$200 or more per course, depending on the value of the wine selection
Four sessions . . . 12 wines . . .
Learn French . . . Learn wine
Your home or wine cellars and cafés by arrangement
These classes will be offered throughout the year at various pre-set locations, or you can arrange for your own class group to meet at a location of your choice – even your own home.
To RSVP your attendance at a scheduled class or to set up your own class group.