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Dear friends and wine lovers,

Starting Wednesday July 12th you can join "James Beard Award Winner" and Le Dû's Wines owner Jean Luc Le Dû in a series of tastings and discussions appropriate for wine lovers of all levels. Wine is more than a beverage of pleasure; it is a constantly changing landscape of history, geography, art and science. Drawing on his vast knowledge, unique experiences and extensive travels, Jean Luc will use a clear and unpretentious approach to help you understand and navigate mondo vino.,

Jean Luc Le Dû is a well respected lecturer who has taught classes for Degustibus @ Macy's, Murray’s Cheese, The Institute of Culinary Education (formerly Peter Kump Cooking School) and as a sommelier, organized many international level wine tastings for clients such as Christie's and Restaurant Daniel.

For reservations contact: Andy on 212-924-6999
or email

All Seminars run from 6:30 – 8:00
10% discount on any two seminars
15% discount on all three seminars

Wednesday, July 12th - How to Taste Wine - $50
This seminar will reveal a few fundamental techniques that can dramatically increase your drinking pleasure. Tasting wine involves three senses (sight, smell and taste) that identify four primary components (sugar, alcohol, acid and tannins). Once you develop the skills to distinguish those elements a whole new world will open up as your senses will be heightened and you will be able to communicate more eloquently about the flavors you are tasting.

All wines will be tasted blind for this seminar, which will be taught by Yannick Benjamin. Yannick, who presented our recent Riesling/Summer Wine seminar, was the winner of Best Young Sommelier Competition for 2005.

Wedenesday, July 19th - Loire Valley - $50
The Loire Valley is one of the largest and most diverse wine regions in France. It produces wines in every style from vibrant sparklers to deep, complex, dry reds and whites to luscious, unctuous dessert wines. As home to the world’s most extraordinary Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc, the Loire is a treasure trove for summertime drinkers. These wines have fallen under the radar for many people but Jean Luc will shine the spotlight on them revealing their exceptional character and food friendly nature.

Wedenesday, July 26th – Focus on Long Island - $50
This is the seminar to take before heading out to the East End this summer. In the past 30 years the Long Island wine industry has grown from one small winery to 3,000 acres of vines and 60 wineries producing world class wines. Our very special guest will be Christopher Tracey, winemaker for Channing Daughters Winery located in Bridgehampton. He will discuss the terroir of Long Island, which grapes grow best on Long Island and winemaking techniques while pouring his unique and distinctive wines.


Spanish Winemaker Visit - Friday June 16th - From 5-7:30pm
Please join us this Friday as we are honored to have Alvaro DeBenito, winemaker from Bodegas Alverez y Diez pouring his delicious Ermita Veracruz 2004. The wine is 100% Verdejo from Rueda, the next great white wine region in Spain. We will also be pouring the Doce Tanidos Rosado 2004, a unique blend of Tempranillo, Albillo, Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc. These refreshing wines are wonderful values with fresh aromatics and crisp fruit. Perfect for summer sipping!

Loire Tasting - Saturday June 17th from 3-6pm
Please join us this Saturday June 17th as Peter Ross from VOS Selections pours us some choice selections from the Loire Valley including the Raffault Chinon Rose, the Domaine Michel Thomas - Sancerre “Silex”, two bottles from Thierry Germain’s, Domaine Des Roches Neuves (Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc) and one of our favorite American BBQ wines, the Amador Foothills Zinfandel.

Winemaker Visit - Saturday June 24th from 3-6pm
Do not miss this very special visit by premier Australian winemaker Chris Ringland. Chris is known for Chris Ringland Shiraz (100 points from Robert Parker), Rockford Basket Press Shiraz, RBJ, Greenock Creek, Turkey Flat, and Hobbs in Australia, Bodegas Alto Moncayo, Bodegas El Nido in Spain and La Corte in Puglia.

We hope to see you here,

Jean-Luc Le Dû

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