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The wine of writers (French Speaking)

Connoisseur lounge / Curiosity Workshop
Every 1st Sunday of the month at 3pm


Every 1st Sunday of the month at 3pm
Duration: 1hr
French Speaking workshop


Season ticket holders €16.00 / Full rate

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Wine is at the heart of civilisations, at the crossroads of several disciplines. The Curiosity workshop aims to approach wine and wine-tasting through a different cultural prism. For this first session, La Cité du Vin teams have chosen literature. Throughout the centuries and around the world, wine has inspired writers, from ancient text, to the mangas of today.

Come along and meet four authors while tasting three evocative wines. Four authors, who, each in their own style, evoked wine in their work. With Charles Baudelaire as their mentor, Apollinaire will take you to the side of the Rhine, Colette to Burgundy and Cervantes to the vineyards of Madrid.

This crossover tasting between wine and literature will take you on a journey through the feelings of an author, and through space to discover the wine terroirs that inspired the writers.

A workshop for people who love surprises and are ready and waiting to discover wine from an unexpected perspective!

Note: French Speaking workshop.

To ensure an optimal experience, the workshop will begin on time and latecomers will not be accepted.

Tuesday 23 July 2019
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