Where & When

Friday, February 19, February 26, March 5, March 12, March 19, March 26, April 2, April 9
19:30 - 21:00 pm

Individual: £100 for 8 classes, £40 for 3, or priced individually at £15
Household (multiple screens): £140 for 8 classes, £55 for 3, or priced invidually at £20.
Venue: Online, zoom link to be sent prior to each class, with recordings available for later viewing.
Limited Tickets Available
Kindly organised by Yvette Dzumaga '19, Co-Chair, Lifestyle Committee

Welcome to 2021. Back by popular demand, CBS Alumni Lifestyle Committee is offering another wine series with renowned lecturer, importer, & former Wine & Spirits tastings editor Philippe Newlin. 
Known as the ‘Ivy Wine Professor,’ Philippe has taught sold-out wine classes for nearly 2 decades at both Columbia and Yale Business Schools. His immense wine knowledge and engaging lectures have educated and entertained aspiring oenophiles for years. Philippe is a sought-after lecturer and consultant on wine industry matters.
Our 2.0 Wine Series is going to be a detailed dive into geographies. The wine list has been hand-selected by London-based Sommelier Guillem Kerambrun (veteran of Anabelle's and Alain Ducasse). This semester of Friday night wine evenings promises to offer some warm relief to the cold lockdown. Wines will be delivered right to your doorstep. Sign up for an individual class, a set of 3, or for a major discount (essentially one class worth of free wine) sign up for the series. 
See you all soon back 'in class'!
February 19: Rock and Rhone (Valley)
February 26: Chablis v Sancerre
March 5: Italy Beyond Tuscany
March 12: Hot Wines from Latin America
March 19: Iberian Discoveries
March 26: New Zealand v South Africa
April 2: Turkey, Georgia, Lebanon
April 9: Pinot Noir Around the World 
Friday evenings 19.30-21.00
Individual: £100 for 8 classes, £40 for 3, or priced individually at £15
Household (multiples per screen): £140 for 8 classes, £55 for 3, or priced individually at £20
Venue: Online, zoom link to be sent prior to each class, with recordings available for later viewing
Wines: Complete wine list and class description shared below, to order individually or whole series (£600) through https://www.myfrenchsommelier.com/shop-1

Class 1: Rock and Rhone
Home to syrahs (that’s shiraz for you OZs) such as Hermitage and Côte-Rotie, as well as to the wonderful Grenache-based wines of Châteuneuf-du-Pape, the Rhone is full of deep and interesting wines that show the mystery of the cooler climes of the North, and the Provençal sun of the South. Not for the faint of heart, these are often rich, meaty wines with punch that can take on both rich dishes as well as the test of time. 
2015 Côtes-du-Rhône villages - Inopia
2017 Crozes-Hermitage - La Matinière, Ferraton
2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Domaine de Beaurenard
Class 2: Chablis v Sancerre
So both of these classics are often described as being the perfect pairing wine for oysters, shellfish, river fish. But how are they different? We will look into the grapes, the soils, and most importantly the wines themselves to determine the similarities and differences, and also our own preferences.
2018 Chablis Saint-Claire, Domaine JM Brocard
2018 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains, Domaine JM Brocard
2018 Sancerre Thauvenay, Masson-Blondelet
2018 Sancerre La Croix du Roy, L. Crochet
Class 3: Italy Beyond Tuscany
'Oenotria' is what the ancient Greeks called the Boot; 'the Land of the Vine'. There is so much here that any survey would be just the tip of the iceberg. We will pick out some fun wines that you may not have run into before and that are certainly very much worthy of our attention.
2019 Trebiano Spolletino Umbria - Perticaia
2014 Trentino - Tenuta San Leonardo, half
2017 Salento IGT - Primitivo - Torcicoda - Tormaresca
Class 4: Hot wines from Latin America
Sure Malbec is a rock star classic now, but do you know the full range of interesting grape varieties growing in Argentina, Chile and..... Brazil? Get ready to go South for great wines at very easy pricing.
2018 Arte traditional Brute - Vale dos Vinhedos, Casa Valduga
2019 Torrontes, Mendoza - Finca la Colonia, Bodega Norton
2015 Syrah Cool Climate - EQ, Matetic
2017 Malbec Mendoza, Pulenta Estate
Class 5: Iberian discoveries
Spain and Portugal are treasure troves of old vines and deeply satisfying wines. We will look at some areas that you may not be familiar with such as dry wines of the Douro (home of Port) and reds from the Dao, as well as wines from Spain's Ribeira Sacra and Bierzo. So much here.
2018 Alvarinho Granito Cru, Luis Seabra
2019 Godello, Minius
2017 Douro Tinto Reserva, Quinta da Cassa
2017 Priorat, RaR
Class 6: New Zealand vs. South Africa
These two antipodean countries produce wines from many of the same grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and yet their wines are completely different. We will enjoy examples from each country and discuss the factors that lead to these (wonderful) differences. 
2017 Chardonnay - Hawke's Bay - Swamp reserve, Coopers Creek
2019 Chardonnay - Constantia, Buitenverwachting
2017 Pinot Noir Elgin Vineyards, Elgin Vintners
2018 Pinot Noir Marlborough, Mahi
Class 7: Turkey, Georgia and Lebanon
A trek into the little explored wines of the East. All three of these places have ancient histories of grape growing and wine production. Slowly their wines are making their way west. We will look at some of the best examples as we discover unfamiliar varieties and blends.
2018 900 Fumé Blanc - Sevilent
2015 Cabernet Franck Estate, Sauska
2017 Qvevris Rkasiteli - Tbilvino
2016 Bekaa Valley - Château Ksara
Class 8: Pinot Noir @ the World
The most fashionable red grape of the moment - seen through the lens of many different places from Burgundy to California to Australia. Ubiquitous yet always elegant.
2018 Maranges 1er cru Clos de la Fussières - X.Monnot
2015 Pinot Noir - Mendocino, Father John
2018 Pinot Noir - Geelong Menage à Noir, Lethbridge

Click here to register: https://www.cbsclublondon.org/wine-series1.html