Wine importer Jacques Alexandre Azoulay, beau of Bridgehampton’s Countess Luann de Lesseps, will be hosting 35 prestigious wineries from the Right Bank of Bordeaux for a tasting of recent vintages including the stellar 2009 vintage, “possibly the finest vintage I have tasted in 32 years of covering Bordeaux,” according to Robert Parker.
The event, which is open to the public, will be held at the French Consulate on Fifth Avenue between 74th and 75th Streets on March 8.
During the tasting, Master of Wine Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan will challenge guests with a series of “wine games” including blind tastings, aroma quizzes, and vintage comparisons. Wines will be paired with a selection of wine-friendly hors d’oeuvres and French pastries, including authentic Bordeaux canelés by Patissiere Céline Legros, recently described as the “new sweet addiction” by Bon Appetit.
The tasting is on behalf of Cercle Rive Droite de Grands Vins de Bordeaux, a client of AbleSocial, Azoulay’s new social media agency geared to wine and food businesses. Ticket sales benefit God’s Love We Deliver.