A Year In Burgundy - Film and Wine Tasting - The Parkway Theater - October 2nd
Experience the year with French wine importer Martine Saunier as your guide. A native of France, Saunier moved to San Francisco in 1964 and started the first female-owned wine import business in the United States in 1979.
The film is in four season-sections, and plays out against that backdrop: spring showers, drought, heat wave, hail and storms, harvest moons and the damp cold of winter. Each vintage is a time capsule, a bottled piece of history of a very specific year, with its particular weather pattern, its crises and its triumphs. It all goes in, whether you want it to or not, and 2011 was full of drama.
In the film, we get to know our half-dozen wine-makers: they are artists, whose personalities shape the flavor and style of the wines they lovingly craft. There is joy, fear, anxiety, triumph, and laughter in their experiences. With the Morey-Coffinets, we meet three generations of wine-makers, and little two-year-old Celeste, the first of the fourth generation. In Lalou Bize-Leroy, we meet the uncrowned Queen of Burgundy now in her eighties, still involved in every detail of her winemaking, creator of some of the best-renowned and most famous wines on earth.
Join us for hor d'oeuvres and wines from Burgundy while you watch a great film.
This event is sponsored by Grand Pere Wines, Martine's Wines and in conjunction with South Lyndale Liquors Wine Club and the Alliance Francaise de Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for a one hour Burgundy Wine Tasting
Movie screened from 8:00 - 9:30
Coffee and dessert 9:30 - 10:00
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All net proceeds from the event to benefit the Alliance Francaise, Minneapolis/St. Paul.
The Parkway Theater (View)
4814 Chicago Ave So
Minneapolis, MN 55417
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|