Wine Tasting at the Alliance francaise 9/19/11, 10/17/11, 11/14/11

Saveurs D’ailleurs Wine tasting
Monday, Sept. 19th at 7pm
Monday, Oct. 17th at 7pm
Monday, Nov. 14th at 7pm

Alliance francaise de Miami
618 SW 8th St
Miami, Fl 33130

Members $134 (full series)
Non members $219 (includes 1-year membership)
Single tasting: $55 (for members)
Must be 21 and over.
Limited to 12 people.

Cheese and bread will be served.

For three evenings, attendees will learn about terroir and will taste wines selected by Sébastien Verrier.

Awaken your senses and be uplifted by the thousand and one scents presented during these discovery workshops on varied culinary themes in a warm atmosphere.

Test your palate and discover how to recognize, choose, store and serve French wines Improve your French wine vocabulary, all while tasting excellent wines. Cheeses and breads will accompany the wines.

Sebastien Verrier joined the Biltmore team in the fall of 1999 where he oversee the wine lists at La Palme d’Or and the 1200 Restaurant & Courtyard, as well as wine pairings for all the hotel’s winemaker-theme dinners. After 12 years at the Biltmore, he became a partner of W Wine Boutique in January 2011. He is now sommelier at Vita by Baoli.

At 34, Paris born Sébastien Verrier is often younger than some of the wines he serves. However, his youth has not prevented him from garnering a stellar reputation as a sommelier, one who relishes in the “always learning, always tasting, always working on the palate” associated with his profession. It is a profession he entered when he was only 15 as a sommelier’s assistant at Paris’s Michelin-starred Les Clos Longchamps. Verrier balanced his duties there with earning a bachelor degree in wine stewardship. Having begun to master wine, he became equally determined to learn English, so after two years as second sommelier at the famed Michelin one-star Le Jardin in Paris, he headed for London and a position as captain/sommelier at Mon Plaisir Restaurant.

Wanderlust, which often accompanies wine expertise because of its global nature, had set in by 1998. Verrier set his sights on New York City, where he spent a year as a captain at Les Trois Jeans before taking off for Australia and an exploration of its viniculture before landing definitely in Miami

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