Sun, Nov 07|
The Carriage: Florence
Wine 101: A Taste of Spain w/ De Maison Selections (Organic/Biodynamic/Ecologic)
Do you hear that? Spain is calling! Make plans to join us for a spectacular lineup of 6 hand-picked organic/biodynamic/ecologic wines from De Maison's Spanish portfolio as we explore what sustainable vineyard farming and wine production is all about with wine pro Philippe Broom.
Time & Location
Nov 07, 2021, 2:00 PM CST
The Carriage: Florence, 121 E Mobile St, Florence, AL 35630, USA
About the event
Do you hear that? Spain is calling! Next up in our Wine 101 Series is "A Taste of Spain". Make plans to join us November 7th in Florence for a spectacular lineup of Spanish wines from our friends at De Maison Selections. We are honored and excited to be welcoming wine pro Philippe Broom to The Carriage to share six hand-picked selections from De Maison's biodynamic/organic-focused Spanish wine portfolio that are sure to have you reaching for another glass (or bottle!). This is a seated event. Space is strictly limited to 30 attendees.
- 6 Organic/Biodynamic/Ecologic Spanish Wine Selections from De Maison Selections*
- Cheese & Nosh Pairings
- Philippe Broom*, De Maison Selections
- $45/person + fees
*Vintages, wines, and instructors are subject to change without notice.
**Attendees must be 21+ years of age and present valid, government-issued identification upon entry to the event. All ticket sales final.
About De Maison Selections:
De Maison Selections is the exclusive US importer of exceptional wines, ciders, sherries and spirits from our family of independent producers in Spain and France. De Maison Selections was founded by André Tamers in 1996 upon his return from a three-year journey throughout Spain. The company was named in honor of his mother, whose family roots go back to Haute-Savoie in France. Her father had three daughters and the name De Maison was destined to disappear, which inspired the name of the company and resulted in the continuity of the De Maison family name.
Our commitment to ecological values and leadership…
is a reflection of our deep and binding respect for our community of producers, clients, and our own families. Our agricultural philosophy is rooted in a systems ecology approach, encompassing not only the health of the vineyard and its produce but also the health and prosperity of each community of growers and their surroundings. This includes the financial prosperity of the people from each village, affording the progressive farming ideals which require more than rhetoric to maintain. Our philosophy is based on adaptive generational change and improvements to the functionality of these systems in order to address the heart of the issue, which is often economic. Fair and consistent economic partnership over decades is the fuel that stokes the fires of responsible agriculture.
This is a core tenet in our quest to work thoughtfully, share authentic culinary and cultural experiences from our producers, and leave things better than we found them. We are continually working with our partners, many of whom are leaders in their region for biodiversity, organic farming, and regenerative and low-impact production, with the goal of revitalizing the land through permaculture and ancestral farming techniques.
This is a broad-based approach that does not favor any particular commercial dogma. Rather, it is rooted in our deep respect for each individual vigneron, their work in the vineyard, and their unique cultural and gastronomic identities. First and foremost, we seek to represent a transparency of approach for each winery and their circumstances. Farming is a necessarily complex and nuanced subject, one that is not easily reduced to categories.
Our motivation has always been respect for the farmers who respect their lands. Dogma has no place on a farm; what does matter to us is hard work and truth within that approach. Placing judgment upon the minutiae of various approaches to life on a farm is neither helpful nor intellectually honest.
Each of our farmers employs various organic practices; some are E.U. certified organic, while others have pursued biodynamic certification. We understand that agriculture is a craft, and we support the decisions that our producers make to leave their lands and communities better for the next generation. This communal, family-centered exchange fosters continual improvement and is at the heart of the European farming ethos, one we wholeheartedly endorse.
The spirit of our portfolio lies in the conscious choice we have made to put our back label on wines produced by vignerons and viticultores. These terms champion winemakers who not only have a connection with their land but who are authentically of their land and place and carry an important cultural distinction. Strong and abiding knowledge of local environments and terroir is an essential and connecting attribute of our producers. This connectedness to both land and culture is one of our primary concerns when choosing producers for our portfolio, as quality often comes hand-in-hand. Our producers’ ability to manage their production from grape to bottle affords transparency and traceability, which is our end goal to communicate to our customers.
($45 ticket price + $2 convenience fee) This ticket is good for the admission of one (1) adult to the Wine 101: A Taste of Spain class on Sunday, November 7, 2021.