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Date: 26 Nov 2021 5:30pm - 18 Dec 5:30pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


The Alliance launches its in-person wine tasting club!

One Wednesday per month, join  Matthieu Celerier from Celerier’s Cellar for a masterclass on French wine and learn how to recognize the different grape varieties and how to match them with creative or traditional dishes. This five session package to discover l’art du vin à la française is the perfect gift to offer for the coming winter holidays… 



IMPORTANT : Location varies for each session. Please make sure to check below where each session will take place. 

Session 1  : Eveil aux accords / Pairings awakenings 

  • Mercredi 26 janvier : Le chocolat et le vin, un monde nouveau
                                     Chocolate and wine, a new world 

Session 2, 3 & 4 : Tour de France des accords mets et vins - Plats régionaux et nouvelles découvertes / Tour de France of dishes and wine pairings

  • Mercredi 23 février : Cépages et accords des principaux vins blancs de France
                                     Grape varieties and pairings of the main French white wines 

  • Mercredi 23 mars : Cépages et accords des principaux vins rouges de France
                                   Grape varieties and pairings of the main French red wines 

  • Mercredi 27 avril : Accords des vins pétillants, fortifiés et vendanges tardives
                                 Pairings of sparkling, fortified and late harvest wines

Session 5: Evaluation par Charlotte Calmels (Bibou) 

  • Mercredi 18 mai :  Accords mets et vins avec un menu imposé.
                                 Pairings of wines and dishes with a set menu 


  • Frequency: Once a month - Last Wednesday of the month 
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Duration: 1h-1h30 
  • Location : Location varies for each session :
  • Session 1:  Délice et Chocolat (9 E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003)
  • Session 2, 3 & 4 : Alliance Française Ardmore location (40 E Montgomery Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003
  • Session 5 : Bibou Restaurant (1009 South 8th Street Philadelphia,  PA 19147)
  • Group Size: 14 maximum 
  • Language : Sessions will be taught in English. As always, we welcome exchanges of any kind and a point will be made in teaching French gastronomy and wine’s vocabulary.     
  • Fee: 5 sessions package : $330 for members / $350 for non-members. 


Celerier’s cellar vision of wine in their own words :

« At Celerier's Cellar, we believe in simply sharing the best wines on the planet with our clients. We do much of our work "old school" and that means working hands on with the best French wineries and vineyards to offer a folio of hand-selected, fine French wines.Most people associate wine in France with the famous French wine regions of Champagne, Bordeaux and even Burgundy and these are considered some of the best wines in the world. However, there are so many other amazing wine areas in France that shouldn’t be overlooked during your wine travel. At Celerier's Cellar, you will find everything you need to know about French Wine, tips for starting your very own wine cellar, wine tasting and details of the different types of French wine. Simply put, we value family, trust and feed off our passion and the passion of the vineyards, and the families that make all this possible.»

Celerier’s cellar story  

Matthieu and Maggie are a French-American couple who met in Paris. They both grew up in families in which beverage and cooking were central as both a family time and a time to share, socialize and enjoy life. Maggie was born in Easton, PA of a Lebanese father and Italian mother, and her family operated a beer distribution for 3 generations, based in Allentown, PA. Matthieu Celerier was born in Bordeaux, France, and raised on the left bank close to the famous estate of Chateau Haut-Brion (Pessac Leognan), spending his youth between the Graves and the Medoc, along with family members and friends who worked in famous Chateaux and starting to learn how to pair wine with food as it was a natural routine in his family. After having respectively worked in the sport and fashion fields, Matthieu advised Maggie to start her own import and distribution of wine as she was talking into becoming an agent for the vintners they knew. They moved to the United States and naturally decided to work together and create Cellerier's Cellar. 

Learn more about Celerier’s cellar here


We would like to remind you the following in-person events’ étiquette : 

  • Covid proof of vaccination required
  • Safety distances will have to be respected during the tasting sessions

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