Le Tour De France Viticole 2013 “a Taste of the Rhone Valley” Benefit Wine Dinner

December 10, 2013

The French Cultural Center hosted “A Taste of the Rhone Valley” black-tie benefit wine dinner on Monday, November 18th, for 110 guests at a private club in Boston. The dinner featured world famous M. Chapoutier wines and guest of honor, Michel Chapoutier, CEO and head winemaker of M. Chapoutier. Ten wines were presented during the reception and dinner, including two stand-outs; the Ermitage, De I’Oree 2007 and the Ermitage, Le Pavillon 2007. The evening was a benefit for the French Cultural Center’s Accent on Success after-school program in the Boston Public Schools. Guests included French Cultural Center Chairman of the Board of Trustees Gérard Moufflet, Trustee Jean-François Ducrest (he’s a Principal at Northern Cross, LLC), President and Executive Director Catheline van den Branden, Michel Chapoutier of M. Chapoutier, John Hailer (President and CEO, Natixis Global Asset Management – The Americas & Asia), Wendy Shattuck and Samuel Plimpton, Isabelle and Stephen Roy, and wine collector Frederick Ek.

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