All That Sparkles Is Not Champagne: Discover crémant  

Crémant is a sparkling wine made outside the champagne region, using the Méthode Traditionnelle and regional varieties  of grapes. Crémant must be made in the Méthode Traditionnelle process which requires secondary fermentation in the bottle.

Champagne is made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier varieties. Crémant is made from grapes synonymous or natural to the regions where they are being produced.

Eight regions in France produce crémants, and you'll taste most of them! And, just for fun, we'll taste a couple of special champagnes as well.

Hoke Harden will be your guide and sommelier. He is a Certified Specialist of Wine, attended the  FWS Master Program for Vins de Provence and the Maison de Rosé, is a US Ambassador for Pineau des Charentes, and a BNIC Certified Cognac Educator.

The Alliance Wine Club meets monthly, usually on the third Sunday. There will be no December meeting, but we'll be back on January 22 for a tasting of Northern Rhônes from superstar winemaker Vincent Paris.

Look for Hoke at the Holiday Bazaar December 3 with some seasonal treats.

Get Ready for the Holidays!

This live tasting will be held Sunday, November 13 from 3:30-5:30pm at the Alliance Française on NW 20th Avenue.

General admission is $45, with a $5 discount automatically applied for current Alliance members.

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