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Thu, Dec 01


The French Gourmet

First Growths and Dinner at The French Gourmet: An Education Event for Commandeurs

Join us for our last hurrah of 2022 ! This is an Educational Event for Commandeurs only -- LIMITED SEATING!

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First Growths and Dinner at The French Gourmet: An Education Event for Commandeurs

Time & Location

Dec 01, 2022, 6:00 PM

The French Gourmet, 960 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109, USA


About the Event

 "In a great vintage, the wine makes itself. In a challenging vintage, a winemaker's talent and skill come to the fore."  

Vintage variation in the Bordeaux wine region has been a popular point of study at educational tastings we've held in San Diego in years past. Challenges arising at critical points in a growing season can include spring frosts, summer hail, prolonged heat waves and other pesky turns Mother Nature might decide to take. These are years where the experience and stamp of the winemaker can make a vintage shine.  

We will be exploring the role of the winemaker with select vintages from First Growth chateaux.

The educational component will be presented by two teams of Commandeurs, with 10 minutes each to present the wines of the evening. Attendees will be challenged to guess the chateau and vintage of our dinner wines.

Candidate-Commandeur and owner of The French Gourmet, Michel Malecot, is preparing a special menu to pair with our wines. 

Comfortable business attire and Commanderie pocket crests. 

Cost: $273 for Commandeurs; $323 for Candidate-Commandeurs and Partner-Candidate-Commandeurs

** Limited Seating, this Event will Sell Out **


Info below is required to keep the lawyers at WIX happy:

As per our articles of Incorporation: "The purpose of the Commanderie is to disseminate better understanding and appreciation with respect to the wines of the Bordeaux region and to promote convivial relations among members of said association.  We organize and encourage wine tasting at which members may appropriately celebrate the virtues and benefits of the wines of Bordeaux."

All attendees must be of legal drinking age (21 years or older).





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