01 Provence Wine Immersion Study Trip June 1 – 6 with French Wine Society – Elizabeth Gabay MW
Lead instructor and guide Elizabeth Gabay MW will host 18 lucky people for five days and five nights. Gabay is one of the world’s leading experts on Provence. Add this important wine region to your list of wine strengths! French Wine Society, a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to French wine education, recently announced its spring 2014 schedule of week-long immersion study trips to some of the top wine regions in France. The spring 2014 dates are: Bordeaux – May 18-24; Rhône Valley – May 25-31; Provence – June 1-6; Bourgogne – June 8-14; and Alsace – June 15-20 2014.
02 Provence is HOT and So Much More Than Just Rosé! – Elizabeth Gabay MW
Join Elizabeth Gabay MW to learn about this spectacularly beautiful region that also produces complex, age-worthy reds with lovely aromas of spice and garrigue. Surprise! Provence also offers wonderful whites that match perfectly with fish dishes and the terroir is also quite varied, with newly-created AOP’s that recognize the diversity of landscapes and macro-climates. Gabay has been in the wine trade in one form or another since 1986, a Master of Wine since 1998 and living in south east France since 2002. She now writes and consults in the wine regions of Provence across northern Italy, Austria to Hungary.
03 The Two Minds of Randall Grahm – Alan Goldfarb
Alan Goldfarb, Wine Journalist, Media Relations Consultant, based out of San Francisco and Oakland sat down with wine industry icon Randall Grahm for a reflective conversation about his legacy, mortality, and future plans.
04 Homemade Tacos, Pizza and More Entertaining Ideas Using Honest-to-Goodness Cheese! – Laura Werlin
Laura Werlin, cheese and wine pairing teacher, consultant, spokesperson, American cheese cheerleader and author of six books including Mac & Cheese, Please! 50 Super Cheesy Recipes, with easy cheese ideas for entertaining.