"The Rhone Valley is one of my favorite areas in the world for winemaking. It is where the Syrah grape reaches its greatest heights and a wide range of wines is produced from a multitude of breathtaking terroirs. The fascinating history of the area and relative affordability of the wines only adds to my intrigue in this great, classic wine region."—Joe Campanale
Wine List for Rhône Valley
M. Chapoutier, Crozes-Hermitage “La Petite Ruche Blanc” 2010
M. Chapoutier, Crozes-Hermitage “La Petite Ruche Rouge” 2009
Domaine Mucyn, Jean Pierre Mucyn, Saint-Joseph 2009
Domaine des Auzi ères, Côtes du Rhône Villages Roaix 2008
M. Chapoutier, Ermitage “Les Greffieux” 2007
Domaine Mathieu, André et Jérôme Mathieu, Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Vin de Felibre” 2005
Wine Tour de France 2012 is FIAF's immensely popular six-tasting wine series featuring some of New York’s leading sommeliers and wine experts. On March 5, Joe Campanale, Beverage Director/Partner
at dell’anima, L’Artusi, and Anfora leads an intimate tasting showcasing the Rhône Valley wine region.
Discover Rhône Valley’s extraordinary diversity, from the North’s robust Syrah to the South’s fruitier Grenache-dominated wines. During this tasting, learn serving and pairing tips to better showcase each wine.
In English Attendees must be 21 or older
Interview with Joe Camapanale by Levi Dalton, sommelier at Boulud Sud
Joe Campanale is partner and Beverage Director of Epicurean Management which owns and runs L’Artusi, dell’anima, and Anfora restaurants in downtown New York City. After earning an M.A. in Food Studies from NYU and the Diploma in Wines & Spirits from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, Joe became a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers and is currently a Master of Wine candidate. A former sommelier at Babbo Ristorante, he has appeared on national television shows including The Today Show, Rachael Ray and Martha. He has been on several 30 Under 30 lists including Forbes, Restaurant Hospitality and Zagat. Joe grew up in Queens, NY, but now lives in the West Village, and is a marathon runner.
Wine Tour de France 2012 Classic French Wines:
Burgundy, Jan 30;
Rhône Valley; Mar 5;
Bordeaux, Mar 19
Beyond the Bottle: Buyers & Cellars, Apr 9;
Green Terroirs, Apr 30;
Battle of the Bubbles, Jun 4
Available thru Jan 30 Six-Tasting
FIAF Member $500
*10% savings on six tastings;
ticket to the Wine & Chocolate tasting on May 21; Non-Members receive a free one-year
Create Your Own Series**
Available thru April 9 Any Three
FIAF Member $250
Wine Tour de France 2012 is presented in partnership
with AOC Fine Wines, an online retailer with a network of small wine boutiques in Westchester, Fairfield County, and at Nancy's Wines on the Upper West Side.
AOC Fine Wines also operates the exclusive FIAF Wine Club in partnership with FIAF.
FIAF Winter 2012 Season Sponsors: American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF; the Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Florence Gould Foundation; Institut français; National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; Robert de Rothschild