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$10/$15

*Wines not included in the price of the ticket.

To order the wines, please email Chelsea Bell at chelsea@gordonswine.com 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

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This is a story of French roots and American dreams.

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

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When the time came to appoint a lead winemaker outside of the Gruet dynasty, the search required finding someone who understood every nuance of sparkling winemaking, just like the founding family. In Cyril, Gruet Winery gained a professional with more than 20 years of winemaking experience, most of that time spent directly in the Champagne region of France.

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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Upcoming Events

Tasting

Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration at the French Library

In-person standing tasting in English and in French

Thursday, November 17, 2022 6:30 PM To 9:00 PM

Every third Thursday in November, France celebrates Le Beaujolais nouveau. Join us at the French Library to taste the 2022 millésime from Georges Duboeuf, the best known Beaujolais nouveau wine maker.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022 2:00 PM To 3:30 PM

Join Sandra for an in-depth, in-person discussion of selected chapters of ​Illusions perdues by Honoré de Balzac.

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Story Time

L'Heure du Conte

Story time is back!

Saturday, October 1, 2022 11:00 AM To 11:30 AM

We invite parents and children to gather in the children's room of our library for a magical story time in French!

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