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Wine Education—France: Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rhone Valley

France: Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rhone Valley
French wine does not have to be intimidating. Join Advanced Sommelier Eric Cooperman at Greenville Tech's CHI and learn how to simplify three of the most revered wine regions in France. C'est Magnifique!

NOTE: This course is open to adults 18 and up. After class, selected wine tastings are available for purchase at a discount at La Rue Fine Chocolate for adults 21 and over. See details below.
WINE EDUCATION SERIES at CHI—Wines of Western Europe
Everything you wanted to know about wine but were afraid to ask.

Join CHI for an inaugural wine education series that's designed to provide straightforward wine knowledge for the curious beginner and well-versed connoisseur. Learn from Advanced Sommelier Eric Cooperman in the beautiful new facilities at Greenville Tech's Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center for the classroom portion of the evening, and then head next door to La Rue Fine Chocolate to continue the conversation after class. La Rue is offering a discounted rate for CHI course participants on a tasting flight of wines demonstrating typicity of each week's subject, and Eric Cooperman will be available to answer questions as you taste.

Eric Cooperman is an Advanced Sommelier certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers and a Master Diploma candidate with more than 20 years of experience in crafting beverage menus and wine programs across the country. Eric's experience includes notable wine and beverage development roles at Urban Wren in Greenville, South Carolina, at the Thompson Hotel (Union Square Hospitality Group) in Washington, DC and at the Cliffs Communities in Greenville, South Carolina. Additional accomplishments include the following:

  • Winner, Ruinart International Wine Challenge

  • Wine Judge, Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival, Hilton Head, South Carolina

  • Judge, Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Young Sommelier Competition, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Guest Sommelier at Euphoria Wine & Food Festival, Charleston Wine & Food Festival, Highlands Wine & Food Festival and others

  • Externship at La Rive, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2 Michelin Stars)