*Wines not included in the price of the ticket.
To order the wines, please email Chelsea Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order and she can arrange for store pick-up or delivery. Please place your order at least three business days before the event date to ensure a timely delivery. Discounts of 10% off mixed 3 bottles, 15% off mixed 6 bottles, and 20% off mixed 12 bottles can be provided for any of the wines featured in this event series (discount does not apply to wines already on sale).
For 15% off your purchase of any non-sale French wines through Gordonswine.com, contact Cultural Manager Clémence Bary Boloré via email to get the discount code.
About Gruet Winery
Gilbert Gruet, founder of Gruet Winery, was born in Bethon, France in 1931. He grew up in a poor family, and began working at a young age. In 1952, Gilbert Gruet, along with his wife Danielle, dreamt of producing fine quality Champagne. Gilbert followed his heart and in 1967 created the U.V.C.B. (Union Vinicole des Coteaux de Bethon), a co-op in the village of Bethon.
In 1983, the Gruet Family was traveling through the southwestern part of the US, and while in New Mexico met a group of European winemakers who had successfully planted vineyards in Engle, near the town of Truth or Consequences, 170 miles south of the city of Albuquerque. After hearing of vineyards planted there as early as the 1600s, and learning about the specific climate and soil conditions of the region, the Gruet Family knew they had found what they were looking for. In 1984, Gilbert Gruet – whose Champagne house (Gruet et Fils) has produced fine Champagnes in Bethon, France since 1952 – made the decision to plant an experimental vineyard in Engle, NM. The plantings were exclusively Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Two of his four children, Laurent and Nathalie Gruet then relocated to New Mexico to begin their American winemaking adventure.
About Cyril Tanazacq
Born in Reims, one could say Cyril has Méthode Champenoise in his blood: His grandfather was a grape grower in the region and, for a while, he ran his family’s namesake Champagne house in the small town of Mailly-Champagne. He spent the last 14 years as winemaker and oenologist at Champagne Janisson et Fils in the village of Verzenay, producing some of the freshest, most precisely-assembled Grand Cru Champagnes in France. He also served as a longtime member of the board of directors of the Champagne Winemakers Association…
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In-Person Wine Tasting in English at the Center
Wine lovers, join us for an exclusive wine tasting hosted by Patrick Walsh of Provence Wine Imports, where you will get the rare opportunity to taste 5 French rosé wines making their first appearance on American soil!Read More