Masterclasses program

Let yourself be inspired by the different wine worlds !

We offer you a series of sensory trips,

Our expert wine guides
will accompany you in French or English,

It’s up to you to choose whether you will stop in Liguria, Japan, Texas…

Limited number of participants, registration required


2.15 – 3.30  – room CURIE A

White wines from LIGURIA – Cinque Terre, ITALY  : 25,00 €

Cinque Terre

by Enzo GIORGI – Coordinatore Regionale Città del Vino – Consiglio Nazionale Città del Vino

Wines to be tasted : 3

Masterclass in English

A hard land, a land of enchantment and silence, in which the cultivation of vines, oil, lemons, flowers and fruits – forces you to struggle, against steep climbs and vertiginous descents. A continuous confrontation with nature to tear off strips of arable land, a land surrounded by the sea, by France, Piedmont and Tuscany.
In the Ligurian Riviera of Levante, the most important grape variety is VERMENTINO.
The CINQUE TERRE NATIONAL PARK, a World Heritage Site, is characterized by vineyards cultivated on terraces dug into the hillsides that slope rapidly towards the sea – and which define “HEROIC VITICULTURE”.

2.30 – 3.30 room LEICESTER

Indigenous White grape varieties of AUSTRIA : 25,00 €

by Rainer BETZ – International Wine-Specialist, Wine-Academy Rust (Austria).

Wines to be tasted : 6

Masterclass in English

Besides the well-known international grape varieties, Austria’s winemakers are producing white wines of ancient grapes created by nature centuries ago. Many of those were selected by monastery and planted in mixed setup before Phylloxera and thus were almost forgotten.

In this Masterclass we go on a journey through Austria’s wine history. Together we will be tasting 6 wines among the following indigenous grape varieties :

Grüner Veltliner DAC
Roter Veltliner
Frühroter Veltliner

3.30 – 4.30 – room CURIE B

The Fingerlakes and NY state White wines, USA  : 25,00 €

Seneca Lake Vineyard

by Bob MADILL – Chair Promotions, Board member NY Wine and Grape Foundation

& Anne Marie MORSE – Educator, International Wine judge

Wines to be tasted : 3

Masterclass in English

More than a wine discovery, it is also a trip to the particular terroir and climate of the Northeastern United States.
The Fingerlakes wine region includes 4,452 hectares of vineyards.
The origin of viticulture in the Fingerlakes dates back to the mid-19th century.
Today, there are more than a hundred estates, producing mainly white wine from Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, but also light red wine from Pinot noir and Cabernet franc.

3.30 – 4.30 – room BOSTON

Tokaj : un terroir légendaire des vins modernes et versatiles, HUNGARY : 25,00 €

Vignoble du Tokaj

by Gabriella OROSZWine educator/ Expert on Hungarian wines /Festival Le Millesime

Wines to be tasted : 4

Masterclass in French


4.30 – 5.30 – room CURIE A

Sake & Japanese white wines : 25,00 €

Vineyard Chateau Mercian  

by Toshio UENOExecutive Instructor & Vice president Sake School of America

& Marie CHEONG-THONG – Freelance Educator & writer, Owner de The Larder at 36

Wines to be tasted : 2

Masterclass in English

Do you know the Japanese white grape variety KOSHU?
During the 2022 edition of our competition, KOSHU gris de gris 2021 from Chateau Mercian, a Japanese estate, won the dry wine trophy in the other grape varieties category.
The land of the rising sun invites you to discover its chiselled dry wines and the extreme finesse of its sake.


09.30 – 10.30 – room CURIE A

Cassez vos idées reçues sur les vins d’Alsace ! : 25,00 €

Vignoble d’Alsace

by Thierry FRITSCH – Oenologue, Responsable Formations et Concours au CIVA

Wines to be tasted : 8

Masterclass in French

10.30 – 11.30 room CURIE B

Le Grand Cru Rangen de Thann !  : 40,00 €

Ce Grand Cru a été classé par la revue Decanter en décembre 2022 comme l’un des 12 plus prestigieux vignobles de la planète

Grand Cru Rangen de Thann vineyard

by Serge DUBS, Meilleur Sommelier du Monde 1989 et parrain de cette 25e édition

Wines to be tasted : 6

Masterclass in French

2.00- 3.00 room CURIE B

Vins Blancs de la région del Collio, ITALIE : 25,00 €

by Francesco BONFIO – President of the AEPI

Wines to be blind tasted : 3

Masterclass in French

3.15 – 4.15 room CURIE A

Texas white wines, USA : 25,00 €

Fredericksburg vineyard

by Alana MARTINEZ – Head Winemaker at Longhorn Cellars

Wines to be tasted : 2

Masterclass in English

Among our expert judges we are pleased to welcome for the second time a talented winemaker, Alana MARTINEZ.
Originally from Texas, she began her career in the Air Force and after a retraining currently works as Head Winemaker at Longhorn Cellars.
Texas has more than one trick or rather more than one white wine in its Stetson and is on the rise when it comes to wine development.
Alana will showcase white wines from the Fredericksburg region.

4.30 – 5.30 room CURIE B

” 2 générations, 2 vins, 1 terroir ” : 25,00 €

by Les Jeunes Vignerons indépendants d’Alsace

Wines to be tasted : 8 to 10

Masterclass in French

5.30 – 6.30 

Introduction au vin orange : 25,00 €

Comprendre et apprécier la 4ème couleur du vin, histoire, vinification et dégustation

by Christophe SOUDANTFormer Chef sommelier at London Claridge – Gordon Ramsay

Wines tobe tasted  : 3

Masterclass in French