Wines of Napoleon Featured in Philadelphia
If you were the ruler of the known universe, what would you drink? On July 20th, Frank Cipparone of the Wine School of Philadelphia will answer that question. A two-hour tour de force of wine history and tasting, “Napoleon’s Bottle” is unique class held only once a year at the school.
“Clearly, the pleasures wines afford are transitory – but so are those of the ballet, or of a musical performance. Wine is inspiring and adds greatly to the joy of living.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
As Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte ruled over almost every wine growing country in Europe, including France, Italy, Spain, and Germany. Have no doubt, he was also a great lover of the fermented grape. Along with the class, the audience will be sampling the wine styles that Napoleon loved and admired; including a taste of the very last wine he ever drank.
“Nothing makes the future look so rosy as to contemplate it through a glass of wine.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
The class is held on Friday, July 20th from 7:30pm – 9:30pm in the Bacchus Classroom at the Wine School of Philadelphia. The School is located at 127 S 22nd Street in Philadelphia’s post Rittenhouse neighborhood.
Tickets should be purchased prior to the class, and can be obtained online at www.vinology.com. Cost of the class is $54.98 which includes a tasting of at least seven wines.
“I drink champagne when I win, to celebrate . . . and I drink champagne when I lose, to console myself.” – Napoleon Bonaparte