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This past Wednesday I organized the first wine tasting at the German student residence hall « Maison Heinrich Heine, Cité Universitaire ». The theme was an Introduction to the Art of Wine Tasting vis-à-vis three classic wine regions and 5 classic grape varietals. 27 student residents showed up for the tasting. I hope ya’ll will find it interesting to note that this is definitely the most multilingual post I’ve ever written, so get ready ! It’s a melting pot of sort, mixing in English, Français, and Español.

Before getting into the meat of the post, congratulations are due to our first place winners, Sarah and Sebastien (I hope you enjoy the Champagne !), as well as our 3 second place winners, Frank, Janina, and Mauricio. A job well done ! BTW, at the very bottom of this post, I’ve listed the answers to the 5 questions posed from the « Quiz du Vin ».

Regional / Varietal Overview …

Côtes du Rhône AOC : Peut être le vin le plus vendu en France. Un assemblage de différentes proportions des cépages Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Bourboulenc et Viognier. Le Viognier est ample, rond, charnu et acide en bouche; en général aromatique avec des arômes d’abricot frais et sec, poire, amande, violette et minéraux. (more…)

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