How can we celebrate France without wine?
Le Taste of France Show will have a tent dedicated to wines from France called La Maison du Vin. There, sommeliers and wine merchants will host wine tasting seminars and tastings.
For our guests’ enjoyment, a skilled wine barrel making craftsman will build barrels throughout the day while talking through the different steps of construction.
André COMPEYERE, official chef sommelier
This year, Benoit’s Chef Sommelier André Compeyre will serve as the official chef sommelier of Le Taste of France Show NY 2012. Andre joined the Benoit team in 2011 where he has created a secrets de cave reserve list which features a selection of rare Burgundy and California wines, not often found on small French bistro wine lists. Additionally, Compeyre has also introduced the NAPA Technology system which allows him to serve wines by the ounce from such fames producers including Petrus and Chateau Y’Quem.
Wine seminars by AMERICAN SOMMELIER
Andrew F. Bell, co-founder & president of American Sommelier will host the “House of Wine” seminars.
One of the foremost wine educators in the country, Andrew F. Bell is a Co-Founder and President of American Sommelier. Since entering the industry in 1987, he has forged a distinguished career as a wine educator and businessman. Over the past 24 years, Bell has experienced all sectors of the wine industry and developed a profound understanding of the educational needs of both the consumer and service sides of the industry.
Seminars: 30 minutes, max 30 people. Seminar tickets do not include entrance tickets – need to be purchased separatly.