Clive Coates MW (Master of Wine) is one of the world's leading wine authorities. Coates' lifetime of distinguished activity in the field has been recognised by the French government, which awarded him the Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite Agricole, and he's also been honoured with a "Rame d'Honneur" by Le Verre et L'Assiette, the Ruffino/Cyril Ray Memorial Prize for his writings on Italian wine, and the title of "Wine Writer of the Year" for 1998/1999 in the Champagne Lanson awards.
Coates published THE VINE, his independent fine wine magazine, for 241 issues from 1984 to 2005. Keenly read by oenophiles the world over, THE VINE received numerous awards, including a special commendation for its "considerable contribution to the knowledge and understanding of wine from the Wine Guild of Great Britain. In addition to his work with THE VINE, Coates has written for nearly all the world's foremost wine publications, and enjoys a reputation as an accomplished and engaging speaker among audiences throughoutEurope and the USA .
Coates' books are widely considered the classic works on their respective subjects. They include: CLARET (1982), WINES OF FRANCE (1990), GRANDS VINS, The Finest Châteaux of Bordeaux and Their Wines (1995), and CÔTE D'OR, A Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy (1997), which won the André Simon Award (UK), the Champagne Veuve Clicquot prize (USA) and the James Beard Award (USA) for the best wine book of the year. CÔTE D'OR also won the annual Prix des Arts et des Lettres awarded by the Burgundian Confrérie du Tastevin, the first time a book on wine and a non-Burgundian has been so honoured for 30 years. Since then he has published AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA TOTHE WINES AND DOMAINES OF FRANCE (2000); THE WINES OF BORDEAUX (2004) and THE GREAT WINES OF FRANCE (2005).
The long-awaited sequel to Côte d'Or, THE WINES OF BURGUNDY, was published world-wide by the University of California Press in April 2008.
Prior to his career as an author, Coates spent twenty years as a professional wine merchant, during which he served as Executive Director of the wines division of British Transport Hotels and established the legendary Malmaison Wine Club.
Now semi-retired, Clive lives in southern Burgundy with his dogs and occasionally conducts wine lovers round the region.
Experience these exquisite wines from the Bern's famous wine cellar as they are curated by Clive Coates.
2013 Vincent et Sophie Morey, Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Baudines
2012 Thierry Matrot Blagny 1er Cru La Piece Sous La Bois
2012 Henri Gouges 1er Cru Les Chenes Carteaux
2012 Thibault Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Aux Reas
(Wines will be accompanied with Cheese and Charcuterie)
5 openings available
Fri, Apr. 10, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Spring in the South: With Master Chef Winner Whitney Miller
Whitney Miller, winner of the first season of Master Chef in 2010.Miller was named the first ever American Master Chef winner by MasterChef judges, Gordon Ramesy,Graham Elliot, and Joe Bastianich. Spend the evening with Whitney as she takes you through soem of her favorite spring recipes with southern influence. Whitney will feature a three course live demonstration. Class includes beverage pairings and a three course meal.
Individualized Southern Layered Salads
Inside-Out Chicken Pot Pies
Semi-Frozen Lime Pie with Graham Brittle Crust
please specify any dietary restrictions in reservation
14 openings available
Sat, Apr. 11, 2015 @ 3:00 PM
Wine Battle: Italy vs. France
Jerry Greenfield, the Wine Whisperer, will take you through an epic Wine Battle between two of the best Old World wine regions – Italy vs France.
In the class, you will taste three wines from each country and decide who wins the competition. Jerry will teach you what foods will go best with which wines as you enjoy a tasting plate of food we have specially prepared to complement the wine selections.
La Mozza 'I Perazzi'; Tuscany
Brancaia 'Tre' ; Tuscany
Cecchi 'Vino Nobile': Montepulciano, Tuscany
J. L. 'Mon Coeur'; Cotes du Rhone
Les Hospices; Red Sancerre
Chateau Picard, Saint-Estephe
16 openings available
Wed, Apr. 22, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Sushi: Roll Out!
Love to eat Sushi, hate paying top dollar for it at expensive restaurants? Spend the evening with Chef Viet Vo, as he teaches you how to master the craft of making sushi rice, how to roll sushi, cut vegetables, and basic sauces and condiments. This is a hands on class so there is limited seating. We will have plently of sushi for sampling and you will get to make three types of sushi rolls.
Please note in your reservation if you will be sitting with additional guest, or any food allergies.