Free Virtual Tasting
Summer Rosé Tasting
Wines from Bordeaux, Occitanie, and Provence

Led by Hortense Bernard, Mathilde Bernard, and Alex Diard


Saturday, July 11, 2020
6:30pm ET
LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
In English

No Bastille Day celebration is complete without everyone’s favorite summer wine! Join us for a virtual rosé tasting featuring wines from three of France’s best-known rosé producing regions.

Hortense Bernard, General Manager of Millesima USA, will present Rosé de Chevalier, a Bordeaux rosé with bright red fruit flavors from her family’s prestigious vineyards.

Mathilde Bernard, director of Sud de France USA, will present the Domaine de l’Ostal rosé from the Occitanie region in the South of France.

Alex Diard, Global Brand Ambassador at Château d’Esclans Domaines Sacha Lichine, will present the Whispering Angel Rosé from Château d’Esclans, Côtes de Provence.

Enjoy the full tasting and masterclass experience with the three wines and a delicious basket of charcuterie. See details below.

Duration: 45 minutes including Q&A

Rosé Tasting Kit

The three featured rosé wines are available for purchase:

  • Rosé de Chevalier, Domaine de Chevalier, Bordeaux
  • Rosé, Domaine de l’Ostal, Occitanie
  • Whispering Angel Rosé, Château d’Esclans, Côtes de Provence

Three bottles: $55 (one of each)
Six bottles: $105 (two of each)
Includes free ground-shipping

A portion of the proceeds go to support FIAF.

Buy the Wines

Charcuterie Basket

The basket includes:

  • 1 Pâté de Campagne 8 oz
  • 1 Mousse de Canard au Foie Gras 8 oz
  • 1 Rillettes de Canard 7 oz
  • 1 Cornichons Jar
  • 1 Organic Petits Toasts
  • 1 Sliced Saucisson Sec aux Herbes de Provence
  • 1 Sliced Jambon Sec

Discounted Price: $50 (instead of $63)
Excludes tax & shipping

A portion of the proceeds go to support FIAF.

Buy Basket

Hortense Bernard

Hortense Bernard is the General Manager of the US branch of Europe’s premier fine wines distributor Millesima. She is proud to bring her family’s philosophy and passion for Bordeaux wine to the United States.

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    • Hortense Bernard has always been passionate about wine and especially Bordeaux wine having been raised in a family that has worked in the region’s wine and spirits industry for four generations.

      After starting her career at Moët Hennessy Diageo, she joined Millesima, her family’s company, and sought out new challenges in the American market. Millesima USA was established in 2006, and is a subsidiary of Millésima S.A., the undisputed European leader in mail-order fine wines sales. Since June 2012, Hortense Bernard has been the general manager of the US branch.

Mathilde Bernard

Mathilde Bernard is the Executive Director of the US Branch of Sud de France Développement, the economic development agency for the Occitanie Region in the south of France.

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    • In her position Bernard has worked to increase the renown of the Occitanie Region in the American market, promoting its various offerings. She has spent several years in the food and wine industry and received her Viticulture and Vinification Certification from the American Sommelier Association in New York. Bernard holds a Master degree in International Marketing from ESC Rennes School of Business.

Alex Diard

Alex Diard is a Global Brand Ambassador at Château d’Esclans Domaines Sacha Lichine, where he provides wine education and sommelier services for the premium luxury rosé wines of the Chateau d’Esclans portfolio.

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    • Born in Aix-en-Provence, Alex begun his education in Vichy and first took an interest in food and wine in 2004. Prior to joining Château d’Esclans in June 2015 where he worked at the global headquarters in Provence for 3 years, Alex spent five years in France studying food service and hospitality, earning a Culinary Arts degree from the Pôle Universitaire de Vichy. He spent time working as a captain in Orlando, Florida for Chef Paul Bocuse in the “Bistro de Paris”. He also lived in Monaco for two years where he worked as a Maitre D’ for Chef Alain Ducasse at the “Hôtel de Paris”. From there, Alex went to work as a head butler at “K2”, a luxury hotel in Courchevel at the top of the French Alps. After immersing himself in French wine culture, Alex returned to the United States where he spent a year working for Chef Daniel Boulud at “Daniel” in New York. Currently, Alex leads on-premise development, tastings and education for trade, media and consumers on behalf of the Chateau d’Esclans portfolio.