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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Taste French Wines with a Parisian Somm

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 72 reviews.Paris, FrancePart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Thierry

75 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 60
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

Have you ever dreamed of travelling into the most famous wine regions of France with a certified French sommelier (speaking English, of course) It’s what I want to propose you during 1 hour, without leaving your couch at home. During the quarantine, I've adapted my classic wine experience to propose you a on-line experience to explain you everything you'd like to know about French wines. I will show you maps and pictures, develop the main key facts for those regions, I will explain how to read labels,.... and I will answer to all your questions! In fact the only I won't share with you, is a glass of my wine selection, but you can come with your own French wine and we can talk about it. The wine class will be live on Zoom. You just choose your date and time, and after booking, You will receive a link to connect for the class.…
You can check reviews for my 2 other experiences:
« Taste wine with a certified sommelier » and « Wine and Cheese pairing »
Have you ever dreamed of travelling into the most famous wine regions of France with a certified French sommelier (speaking English, of course) It’s what I want to propose you during 1 hour, without leaving your couch at home. During the quarantine, I've adapted my classic wine experience to propose you a on-line experience to explain you everything you'd like to know about French wines. I will show you maps and pictures, develop the main key fac…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Thierry can host private groups of any size, up to 60 guests. Private group rates start at $199.

What to bring

  • Laptop or Smart phone
From $29
/ person
Tue, 27 Oct
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm (EDT)
$29 per person
$29 per person
Wed, 28 Oct
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm (EDT)
$29 per person
$29 per person
Sun, 1 Nov
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm (EST)
$29 per person
$29 per person

Meet your host, Thierry

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 72 Reviews
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Bonjour! My name is Thierry GIVONE, I'm a French sommelier and wine instructor, with several diplomas and distinctions in wine. I live in Paris, but I was born in Burgundy ( Bourgogne) which the best wine of the world for me, of course ;-) I'm the founder and wine instructor of Wine Tasting In Paris, a wine place in the Latin Quarter of Paris, where I organise wine tasting classes for the last 6 years now. I already have 2 experiences live on Airbnb Experience, with a total of 1000 five stars reviews. During the quarantine period due to the Coronavirus crisis, I've decided to use my passion for wine and my willing to share my knowledge on French wines to propose a on-line French wine class.
Bonjour! My name is Thierry GIVONE, I'm a French sommelier and wine instructor, with several diplomas and distinctions in wine. I live in Paris, but I was born in Burgundy ( Bourgogne) which the best wine of the world for me, of course ;-) I'm the founder and wine instructor of Wine Tasting In Paris, a wine place in the Latin Quarter of Paris, where I organise wine tasting classes for the last 6 years now. I already have 2 experiences live on Airbnb Experience, with a total of 1000 five stars re…
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Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 72 reviews.

Nick
October 2020
A wonderful event! Never thought we could have such a great educational experience about wine while also having so much fun. Thierry is a true expert and a great guide through French wine.
Kate
October 2020
Lovely opportunity to learn about the wines of France, taste and compare regions. Thierry does a wonderful job introducing you to the complex world of french wines. We loved the tasting and hope to visit the shop in Paris when the world is traveling again! Thank you Thierry!
Lovely opportunity to learn about the wines of France, taste and compare regions. Thierry does a wonderful job introducing you to the complex world of french wines. We loved the…
Hugh
October 2020
clearly an authority in all things French and in particular all wines from his homeland. Pleasant conversational experience, without the snobbery will have us come back for another round.....salut
Nataly
October 2020
Such a wonderful way to spend a weekend!! Thierry was extremely kind, knowledgeable and made us feel like we were in his wine shop in Paris. I learned so much about the different wine regions of France and wine production. I can’t wait to go visit in person - thank you Thierry!
Such a wonderful way to spend a weekend!! Thierry was extremely kind, knowledgeable and made us feel like we were in his wine shop in Paris. I learned so much about the different w…
Nathan
October 2020
If you are curious about wine, like wine, or are an amateur somm, you must book this experience right away! Thierry is simply spectacular. He is a wonderful story teller, has an exceptional nose for wine, and is truly an expert in French wine. You will be greeted with a wonderful and friendly experience, and Thierry will explain to you the facts about French wine, the differences between different regions, how to read a French wine label (in great detail!) and will guide you through the terroir, history, and unique tastes of wine across France. He suggests the wines for you to try - they are excellent, and it is like Thierry is with you sitting right next to you when you are tasting, his descriptions are so accurate. He also is ready to dive into significantly more detail regarding wine regions when you ask. Our group was a bit more knowledgeable about the Burgundy region, and Thierry changed over his presentation to a different slide deck with much more specialisation about Burgundy. We really appreciated this and learned a lot! His presentation is beautifully made with really exceptional graphics. This is a great experience, and we can't wait to go to Paris and have an experience in person.
If you are curious about wine, like wine, or are an amateur somm, you must book this experience right away! Thierry is simply spectacular. He is a wonderful story teller, has an ex…
Jamieson
September 2020
Great intro to French wine! Like how he covered all the key regions and how they differ. Definitely ask questions, he’s an expert and happy to answer questions.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.

More tips

If you can try to have a laptop or tablet, better that a smartphone as you will see maps and pictures. Try to be in a quite place where you can also talk if you want to ask questions.
If you can have a glass of French wine during the class, it's even better.