Please join us on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:00 pm atPoughkeepsie Grand Hotel Dutchess Room, (Lobby Level)
for a tasting:
“Southwest France, the Brigadoon of Wine Regions” Presented by Katell Pleven Owner of The Vine Collective The Southwest of France is not only a region of great history (and with its famous art caves like Lascaux, of pre-history), it is considered the truest French countryside food and wine region.It is an area that has held onto tradition, with small villages and farms in the face of encroaching modernity; Parisians go here to get reconnect to “la vraie France”.A frontier for value and diversity in wine as well, it has some of the oldest vinicultural, areas in France, having been established in Roman times or even earlier. Yet, it’s not an area that many know about internationally for its wines, and it’s been relatively unaffected by the globalization of wine in regions like Bordeaux, its most famous neighbor. Wines likely to be tasted at this event are: ·Camino Larredya “La Part Davant” Jurancon Sec 2015 (white) Domaine des Terrisses, Gaillac Rose 2016 (rose) Domaine Philemon “Jurancon Noir” IGP Cotes du Tarn Gaillac Rouge 2014 (red) Domaine du Cros “Vieilles Vignes” Marcillac 2014 (red) Chateau la Caminade “La Commandery” Cahors 2012 (red) Domaine Brana “Harri Gorri” Irouleguy Rouge 2013 (red) Chateau Laffitte-Teston Vieilles Vignes Madiran 2012 (red) Domaine Roumagnac “Authentique” Fronton 2014 (red)
Katell Pleven, a graduate from Hampshire College in Western Massachusetts, began a career in entertainment working as a weekly extra on Saturday Night Live, and then later as a contract player on As The World Turns and Guiding Light.
While continuing to perform in various film, theater, and television roles, Katell started to question her own goals and enrolled in the Hospitality Department program of New York City University Technical College. She then began a serious study of wine by enrolling in the Master of Wine program with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. In 2001, Katell became a salesperson for Frederick Wildman and Sons Distributors in New York City and within her first year was asked to join their management team.
In early 2006 Katell, with a business partner, began a wine distribution company known as Ibanez Pleven Offerings. She sold that company in 2011 and founded The Vine Collective to fulfill her desire to begin to develop her own import line. She is the CEO and sole owner of The Vine Collective, chooses wines to import and distribute in both New York and New Jersey, and leads her sales staff. Reservations will be limited to the first 40 received.