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Wine and War: Grand Cru of Wine

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Lincoln Square, North Side
4747 N Lincoln
Btwn W Leland & W Lawrence Avenues
Chicago, Illinois 60625
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 20

What you'll learn in this wine class:

During World War II the Germans took control of France and began to systematically plunder the cellars of France’s most revered wine regions; Champagne, Burgundy and Bordeaux.

We will take a walk through history while drinking wines from these regions as we unfold the story of French resistance as the German wine Weinführers attempted to pillage the cellars of hundreds of wineries. 

We'll discuss the history of World War II through the lens of vignerons, the battles that raged inside the country and the power of the French resistance in the world of wine. You will have a new understanding of a unique struggle that occurred in WWII as well as an introduction to three of the most prominent appellations of France. 

Six different wines, including a reserve Champagne and some special bottles that are not on our wine list, will be sampled in class today. 

You must be 21 or over to attend. Please present valid ID at the time of check-in. 
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A one-week notice is required for cancellation of any class. If you do not cancel by telephone at least 1 week in advance of your scheduled class, we will charge your credit card in full for the class. Please feel free to send a friend in your place if you cannot attend and it is within one week of the class as no refunds will be available. All classes also have a non-refundable, non-transferable 10% fee for the operational and administrative costs incurred by The Chopping Block. This service fee will not be refunded and cannot be transferred in the case of any cancellation.

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Wine and War: Grand Cru of Wine
Reviewed by Lynn M. on 2/16/2018
Great class! I was impressed by the set up and cheese plate variety; everything just looked nice and well presented upon entrance. The useful wine tasting information "how to" at the beginning of the class served us well throughout the night. I enjoyed learning about an aspect of WW2 (the vineyard takeovers) that I didn't even know existed. Tje wines chosen for tasting were excellent! I would highly recommend this class to any history and/or wine buffs!
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