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Grab a glass and join acclaimed Master of Wine Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan on a fascinating six-lecture tour of the best wines that France has to offer with The Everyday Guide to Wines of France

This journey is packed with interactive wine tastings, food and wine pairing demonstrations, practical tips and suggestions for shopping and gift giving, and more. The Everyday Guide to Wines of France takes you all across the country on a vibrant search for the best of the best when it comes to French wines. From the comfort of your own home, you’ll travel to some of France’s most important wine regions and investigate their unique wine-making traditions. Throughout each lecture, you'll have the opportunity to taste alongside Ms. Simonetti-Bryan as she samples great French wines and draws your attention to curious subtleties and differences your palate may not have noticed before. 

While French wines can be expensive, many of the wines featured in this course are affordable and can easily be found in your nearest wine shop or supermarket. The Everyday Guide to Wines of France is an engaging chance to unravel the mysteries of some of the world's greatest wines in the company of a master educator who has trained hundreds of professionals in the wine industry and has been featured on a variety of popular media programs. Most of all, it's an amazing wine-tasting journey that will leave you with a greater appreciation for French wine - in all of its captivating varieties.

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Great intro course

This was an amazing 'taste' of the magnificent and varied wines of France. I believe that if I had been able to follow along with actual tasting of each of the wines covered would have moved my rating up from amazing to magical.
My only other (very small) disappointment was that Ms. Simonetti-Bryan missed a couple of my French favourites completely. Namely the Clarette de Die of the Rhone Valley and the Blanc de Blanc of France's smallest Appellation: Cassis.
If you are even the littlest bit interested in learning more about wine, give this course a try.

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Direct, efficient and informative

I appreciated the direct, efficient and informative nature. Ms. Simonetti-Bryan goes into a few relevant nuances for each group without drowning you.

I read some other reviews that claimed her narration came off elitist or her voice was high pitched and annoying. I found neither of those to be the case. I found her just knowledgeable and passionate about the subject and able to balance science, art, and cultural history as well as explain nuanced differences between the regions and varietals.

I will download her other lectures.

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