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The Soirées
Each month AFN members and their guests meet to enjoy an entertaining and informative evening. The Alliance Française de Nashville invites historians, artists, wine experts, distinguished foreign guests, and a variety of other fascinating people to be the guests of honor at these events.
One month an art historian may intrigue us with a study of French paintings, while at the next meeting an author may reveal to us Jack Kerouac’s francophone roots.
Next "Soirée": May 26, 2017
By Mr. J. Hardcastel
Champagne !
Is that too boring? Here’s a blurb –
Jay discussed the history of Le Champagne as a wine and La Champagne as region, with anecdotes of colorful characters and historic events that have rocked the region, the people, and the vineyards over the ages.
It included invasions by Attila the Hun, the ravages of the Napoleonic Wars, the devastation of World War I, and the lives of the Benedictine monk Brother Pierre (better known as Dom Perignon), Jean-Remy Moet, Louise Pommery, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin (also known as the Veuve Clicquot), and the rascal and wine merchant Charles “Champagne Charlie” Heidsieck.
Each member or guest brings a favorite dish to serve ten to twelve people and a bottle of wine to share.
Normally the last Friday of each month, excluding June, July and November.
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Sugartree Clubhouse, 4031 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37205
Your name must appear on the current membership list. Please note that this event is for adults only.
AFN Members are free.
Their guests are $5.