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Rhone Renaissance

A French Wine Society Event

APRIL 17th, 2008

3:00 to 6:00 pm - Trade & Media pre-opening

6:00 to 8:30pm - Consumer tasting

Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007

Consumer cost: $65 FWS members, $79 non members

Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, April 17th, 2008 at 6:00 to 8:30pm

WHO: French Wine Society, Côtes du Rhône, French International Culinary Society, MacArthur Beverages

WHAT: Enjoy an evening of fine Rhône Valley wines paired with a large selection of hors d'oeuvres prepared by 10+ talented local chefs.

Taste a vast and diverse selection of wines from prestigious appellations including Crozes-Hermitage, Tavel, Côte-Rôtie, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Saint-Joseph, Châteauneuf-du-pape & Côtes du Rhone...Wines will be available for purchase with special prices through MacArthur Beverages.

Chef demonstrations, educational lectures, raffle & silent auction benefiting the scholarship program of the French International Culinary Society will be some of the many features at this epicurean event!

WHEN: April 17th, 2008 from:

3:00 to 6:00 pm - Trade & Media pre-opening

6:00 to 8:30pm - Consumer tasting

WHERE: Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007

Media & Trade, please RSVP to

www.frenchwinesociety.org/rsvp or at (202) 466.3330

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About French Wine Society

The French Wine Society (FWS) is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to the promotion of French wine in the United States. The mission of the FWS is to promote the quality and diversity of French wines, to educate the public about the richness of the national and regional savoir faire, and more generally, to celebrate the French Art de Vivre: the conviviality of an excellent meal paired with delicious wines, shared amongst friends.

About French International Culinary Society

The French International Culinary Society is an exclusive membership organization dedicated to preserving the traditions of quality in the French culinary arts, through education and professional development.

About MacArthur Beverages

MacArthur Beverages has a cellar that includes some of the best and most sought after wines in the world. 4877 MacArthur Blvd., NW, Washington, DC 20007

About Côtes du Rhône

The Côtes du Rhône wines council represents all the producers and negociants of the region. Its role is to promote the appellations d'origine contrôlée from the Rhône Valley: the Côtes du Rhône, the Côtes du Rhône Villages, and 14 of the local crus (Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Château-Grillet, Saint-Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage, Cornas, Saint-Péray, Vinsobres, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Beaumes-de-Venise, Lirac, Tavel). For more information, visit www.rhone-wines.com

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