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France 101

Wine 101: France

A Thru the Vines Wine 101 Series Workshop

So, why France?

Wine is embedded so deeply into French culture – dating back to the 6th Century BC – that it has defined France as a country for thousands of years. Producers from all over the world look to France to learn, and is still the country that produces more fine wine than any other in the world.

Join Billie Joyce and explore France’s rich history of wine making, discovering the founding of Marseilles, famous wine regions, the importance of oak barrels and where the first official system for classifying wine was founded.

In this 101 Series Workshop, we’ll also learn traditional grape variations, some of the best wine importers of French wine and how you can find them locally.

Oh, and we better not forget to mention that we will be serving a fine selection for you to observe, taste and enjoy!

What's Covered

Geography & Varietals

Learn and identify France's leading wine regions.

Say what?

Taste grape varieties you never knew about!

Find Your Fave

Find your preferred brands using French regions.

Food Pairings

Learn food pairing suggestions with select wines.

Private In-Home Classes & Workshops with an intimate, interactive and engaging experience.


Students get hands-on experience with a selection of wines that are covered and discussed in class.


Food pairings are served to explore underlying tastes and learn how, and why, food affects your wine experience.


Know where to go and what you’re looking for with professional advice on your next wine selection.

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Ready to organize an event or in-home wine workshop?