French Cider Tasting [virtual, in English]

$40.00 USD


Atelier Dégustation: French Cider Tasting

Please join the Alliance Française de Seattle, French Cider Inc. and The Barrel Thief for an exclusive virtual tasting celebrating the ciders of France. A tasting will feature ciders produced on family-owned estates located in the finest cider terroirs in France.

Thursday, March 31, 2022
5pm - 6pm PST 
$36 for AF members | $40 for non-members
This event is 21+

Register by March 27

Joan Harkins of French Cider, Inc. will introduce you to the bubbly world of French Cider through tasting four premium French ciders that range from Brut (dry) to Demi-Sec (off-dry) to Doux (sweet-ish).

Joan is French Cider Inc.’s founder and CCE (Chief Cider Enthusiast) who will explore cider’s rich history, the regions it comes from, how it is made and how it differs from domestic cider.  She’ll also share information on the cider producers she works with. You will leave this Zoom tasting with a new appreciation for French Cider - just in time for spring which is the perfect time to enjoy French ciders!

Featuring ciders produced on family-owned estates located in the finest cider terroirs in France, your tasting kit includes four 330ml bottles of ciders:

  • Amour Brut - Normandy
  • Kystin Opalyne Brut - Brittany
  • La Chouette Rosé - Normandy
  • Amour Doux – Normandy

Please chill your ciders at least 4 hours before the event and have a white wine glass handy for tasting!

The tasting kits will be available starting Friday, March 25 by pick up only at The Barrel Thief Wine & Whiskey Bar located in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood.

Tasting kits may be picked up during business hours at The Barrel Thief Wine & Whiskey Bar in the Fremont neighborhood, 3417 Evanston Ave. N.  The Barrel Thief is open Sunday 9 to 4pm, Tuesday through Thursday 5 to 10pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm to midnight.  While you're there, check out their food, cocktails, wine, whiskey, and, of course, French cider and brandy!  Details at https://bthief.com

The Zoom Meeting link will be e-mailed to attendees.