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Wine Tour de France 2012
Classic French Wines
Rhône Valley

With Joe Campanale, Beverage Director/Partner
at dell’anima, L’Artusi, and Anfora

Monday, March 5, 2012

FIAF, Le Skyroom, 22 East 60th Street, NYC

Presented in partnership with AOC Fine Wines
Part of FIAF's Art de Vivre series, Wine Tour de France 2012

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"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

White Wine
M. Chapoutier, Crozes-Hermitage “La Petite Ruche Blanc” 2010

Red Wine
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.


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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

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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.

Special Offer from AOC Fine Wines: Enjoy a 10% discount and receive free delivery on all online orders. Use discount code FIAFAOC on

Cheese provided by Président and Société Roquefort. Bread provided by Bridor from France. Charcuterie provided by D'Artagnan.

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

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