Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: making great music personal

the french paradox

    • Saturday, 27 Oct 2007
    • 6:30 pm
  • Wine Regions France & Italy

Carpe Diem – Leave your burdens behind and enjoy life to the fullest.

This evening of great music, wine and food is sure to be good for the soul as well as the body as you reap the purported health benefits of French & Italian wines and listen to the unusual rhythmic blend of LACO principal flute David Shostac and pianist Bryan Pezzone.

Sample wines with wine specialist Nicolas Soufflet

Nicolas was born in Paris, France. He began working in the wine industry with the main French retail store chain called NICOLAS (no joke), which has over 300 stores in France, while also pursuing business studies in the Loire Valley. After graduating in 2004, Nicolas chose to combine his wine knowledge and international business skills by coming to the US to work in European wine import and distribution on the West Coast. Today, he represents two companies’ interests and portfolio in Southern California and Nevada.

wine selections

Château Pipeau 2001
St Emilion Grand Cru
Bordeaux, France
80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc
Medium-bodied Bordeaux, quite floral on the nose. It has a good balance of concentrated fruit and ripe tannins.

H&B Faugères 2003
Syrah & Mourvedre
Languedoc Roussillion, France
Firm, dry nose. Ripe, spicy fruit palate with a hint of oak. Round. Its fruit-forwardness makes it very appealing to Californian palate, along with maintaining a traditional wine making technique.

La Marcellina Vigna d’Oro 2004
Super-Tuscan blend
Tuscany, Italy
50% Cabernet, 50% Sangiovese
Nose rich with purple and blue fruit notes with plenty of cassis and a mid-palate horsepower. Fruity and tannic. A delicious synthesis of a traditional mindset and modern wine making.

Le Grand Cros Esprit de Provence 2005
Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault
Provence, France
The salmon color and violet reflection are made from the Grenache – Cinsault – Syrah combination, opening on a nose rich with strawberries and apricots. Fresh buttery mouth, clean and elegant finish.

Andre Lorentz Riesling 2003
Cuvée Particulière
Alsace, France
100% Riesling
Floral, citrus and clove aromas, hints of powdered stone. Crisp and clean, refreshing acidity on the finish, slightly drier than one usually finds in Riesling

Lupe Cholet Macon-Villages 2005
Burgundy, France
100% Chardonnay
It is pale, yellow in color, with hints of green. Its fruit is tasty and highly typical: wild peach and spring flowers. It is fleshy and pleasantly lively, with a well-balanced medium body.

part of the taste of LACO


become a connoisseur
Attend all three wine tasting events for the discounted price of $300/person. ($120 is tax-deductible)

pick your palate
Individual events can be purchased at $125/person.
($65 is tax-deductible)

Call Lacey at 213 622 7001 × 202 to purchase tickets.

Space is limited. Reserve your glass today.

The French Paradox is sponsored in part by Thierry Leduc & Mervyn Hecht, Martin & Dorothy Recchuite and Gregory Soukup & Mary Jo Carr.

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