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The Triangle Chapter of the American Wine Society Presents

Exploring the Major Wine Regions of France

 August 18, 2019

4:00 p.m.

Lochside Clubhouse

Presenter: Theresa Thiel


Why are the French so Good at Winemaking, Cuisine & Art?
Why Does France Still Make the World's Best Wines?
What is at the Heart of the French Viticulture System?

French wine can trace its history to the 6th century BC, with many of France's regions dating their wine-making history to - wait for it - Roman times. Those Romans sure got around and wherever they went, wine was sure to follow! Did you ever wonder why the most expensive wines in the world come from France? If a friend gave you a bottle of 1787 Chateau Margaux or Lafite-Rothchild, would you be happy or think your friend was cheap to give you a bottle of old wine? France is the birthplace of many grape varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, etc.) as well as wine-making practices and styles of wine that have spread throughout the wine-producing world. Theresa's presentation will be in the same frame as shared by Kevin Zraly, American wine educator and the Founder of Windows on the World Wine School. Join us on this exciting and tasteful journey of wine discovery as we seek to demystify the broad generalizations about French wine!

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Email Sue Ohmann at to inform her you have sent a check. Check should be received within 3 business days
Send check (payable to Triangle Chapter AWS) to:
     Sue Ohmann
     8701 Mourning Dove Road
     Raleigh, NC  27615
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We look forward to seeing you there!



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