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Wine Tour de France 2012
Classic French Wines

With Levi Dalton, Sommelier at Boulud Sud
Monday, March 19, 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 wines of Bordeaux have profoundly influenced generations of drinkers, and set the spark for all sorts of people who have developed a serious interest in wine. Find out why."
—Levi Dalton

Enjoy the elegance and power of Bordeaux, known to produce the finest Merlots and Cabernet Sauvignons in the world. Taste a selection of rare wines from AOC Fine Wines’ unique portfolio—from affordable wines of great value to Grands Crus Classés—and learn about the variety of Bordeaux terroirs and appellations, from Margaux and Saint-Emilion to Saint-Estèphe and Médoc.

At this tasting of delicious wines, Levi Dalton, Sommelier at Boulud Sud, explains information hidden on wine labels so you can better discern quality, value, and price at a glance.

In English
Attendees must be 21 or older

About Levi Dalton
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As a sommelier with over a decade of experience, Levi Dalton has influenced wine lists and shared his love of wine with patrons at top restaurants across the United States. Before taking a position with the talented team at Chef Daniel Boulud's new Boulud Sud, Levi worked as sommelier at several other destinations in Chef Boulud's group, including Restaurant Daniel and Café Boulud, all contributing to his knowledge of a diverse array of wines and cuisines of the world. He has gained equally valuable experience working alongside other esteemed chefs, serving as Head Sommelier at Chef Michael White's Italian restaurant Alto, and as Beverage Director for Chef Masa Takayama's acclaimed Masa. In addition, Levi has complemented his skill by studying with several Masters of Wine and the well-respected Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET). Over the course of his career, Levi has received recognition in The New York Times, Saveur, the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, Wine & Spirits magazine, the Wine Spectator, Snooth, and several other print and web publications. Levi has often lent his time to distinguished tasting panels, and is himself the author of numerous wine and spirits articles. One such article on the subject of Fiano di Avellino was recently selected for publication in The Art of Eating magazine, where you’ll find it in issue number 85. Levi enjoys sharing his wine knowledge by way of staff wine seminars he orchestrates and has also led a class on the subject of navigating a restaurant wine list for students of New York University.


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With Levi Dalton, Sommelier at Boulud Sud


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. 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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