experience the wines of La Touraine, Val de Loire, Sept. 18 


Welcome to la Touraine in the gorgeous Loire Valley, home to stunning grand châteaux and royal castles—as well as some of the most delicious and satisfying wine in France.

We will taste wines that are the epitome of Chenin Blancs (Vouvray, Jasnières) and Cabernet Francs (Chinon, Bourgueil) from none but the finest producers, along with a surprise or two that will astonish you!

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.

September tasting list:
• François Pinon Vouvray Les Trois Argiles
• Domaine BellivièreJasnières, Les Rosiers
• Domaine Huët 'Le Mont' Demi-sec Vouvray
• François et Julien Cazin Cour-Cheverny
• Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme Le Telquel Gamay
• Catherine & Pierre Breton Bourgueil, Nuits d'Ivresse
• Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses
• and a special surprise from Hoke's cellar

Don't Miss This Tasting!

This live tasting will be held Sunday, September 18, 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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Street parking on SW 20th St. facing the Kamm House is limited. Free parking is available in Lot A at SW 18th and SW Columbia. Please obtain a parking pass from the office. After 6 pm weekdays, students may park in the Willamette Dental lot at SW 20th and SW Jefferson as available.


The Alliance office is open 10am-3pm Monday through Friday.
Call us at 503.223.8388 during business hours or leave a message.
Email us at  info@afportland.org.



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