French Class Week One

Well folks, we have just finished up our first week of French Language Classes! The delightful Dr. Allison Weems got us started with our French Language skills and I poured a few of my favorite Loire Valley wines!
Sunday's introductory class was a huge success! The classroom was filled with eager Francophone hopefuls and the wine was flowing! We poured a great Cabernet Franc from Chinon and a lovely dry Chenin Blanc from Saumur, Asheville's very own sister city in France! We sipped wine, learned to speak like the locals, and learned about the terroir and grapes of the Loire Valley.
Thursday night's Advanced class was hopping as well! The entire room was abuzz with what I assume was sparkling conversation all in French. I only understood a bit but then I'm only getting started with French myself. Videos were shown, an assortment of cheese was eaten and wine was enjoyed. I am a firm believer that drinking French Wine helps one speak French more naturally. Well, it certainly doesn't hurt anyway! We substituted the slightly off-dry Vouvray for the Saumur this time, but the Chinon made and appearance again.
Join us next week for more French Language and more wine! Next week we head to Alsace: one of my favorite regions because of it's conflicted Germanic heritage. It's the only place in France where you can legally grow Riesling!
A bientôt!
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