France arguably produces some of the best, most fascinating, and interesting wine in the world, but they can be intimidating if you don’t know French or understand the geography of the country. Getting to know French wine is its own love language and if you know the basics, it opens the door to understanding wine on a global level. In this class, we’ll: Explore the top wine regions of France (and like regions around the world), learn about the history of wine, taste wines from France, explore food pairing ideas from first course, main and dessert course!
Sarah is a seasoned wine and food pairing pro with more than a decade of experience in the food, wine and hospitality industry. From 2011 until July 2021, she owned and operated Table 128, a casual fine-dining restaurant in Clive. In her tenure, she curated an impressive list of 150+ wines and received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence four years in a row. Over time, Table 128 became known for its weekly chef menus, which included eclectic wine pairings selected by Sarah and its monthly winemaker dinner series.
Sarah became a Level 1 Sommelier in 2013. To deepen her knowledge of wine, in 2016 and 2017, she worked two harvests at Brooks Winery and Lemelson, both in Willamette Valley, OR. She has also attended numerous trade tastings around the country and has personally visited more than 50 wineries around the world, including the Loire Valley, France and Baja, Mexico. She co-leads a semi-annual Wine & Yoga trip to Paso Robles, CA.
She is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Sunday Night Foods, a premium dessert sauce company. When she’s not playing with her 2-year old son, working or taking a yoga class, you can find her on her back porch enjoying her favorite Oregon Pinot with a girlfriend or drinking a glass of Grenache while she cooks.