Louis Jadot Wine Class
Jadot Seminar With Olivier Masmondet
Napa & Co has been conducting wine classes since its inception in 2006. They are held every other Monday and take 1 to 1-1/2 hours. The prices range based on the wine region or producer from $40 to $100pp and include foods paired with the wines. The classes take on an informal academic approach and take out the pretension behind wine. It provides a forum for customers to learn but also ask the questions they’ve always wanted to ask without feeling intimidated, such as, “How long do I age a wine?”, “What do I pair with Thanksgiving?”, “What temperature should I serve red wine?”, etc. The owner/sommelier typically conducts the classes and provides 20 years of restaurant experience to help customers navigate buying their next bottle whether in a wine shop or any restaurant wine list.
On special occasions, Ms. Schaffer brings in guest speakers and this is one of those occasions. The Louis Jadot wine class will feature 12 wines and 4 courses paired with wines.
Monday, January 27
12 Wines from Burgundy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM $95pp
12 wines paired…
Butter Poached Maine Lobster, Dijon Mustard Buerre Blanc
Classic Duck Cassoulet
House Ricotta Gnocchi with Chanterelles
A tasting of French cheeses
POUILLY FUISSE COMPARISON
JADOT POUILLY FUISSE 2012
DOMAINE FERRET POUILLY FUSSE LES PERRIERES 09
JADOT BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGES 2011
CHATEAU DES JACQUES MOULIN A VENT CLOS ROCHEGRES 2011
PERNAND VERGEL CROIX PIERRE BLC 2011
CHASSAGNE MONT BLANC MORGEOT CHAPELLE 2010
MEURSAULT GOUTTE D'OR 2010
PULIGNY MONTRACHET CLOS DES LA GARENNE 2010
CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY 2011
BEAUNE CLOS DES URSULES 2010
POMMARD 2010 CLOS DES LA COMMARAINE
CORTON POUGETS HERITIERS 2007
Born in 1969, in the Bugey region (located between the French Alps and Beaujolais region). His family originally from the Medoc region in Bordeaux moved to the Beaujolais-Bugey area in 1962. At 14 years old, he joined the school of Bellegarde to study catering, cuisine and service restaurant. In 1988, he joined the school of Thonon, considered one of the best school in France and started to study wine and Sommelier work. Graduated 1 year later. At 20 years old, became the youngest head sommelier in France to work for a Michelin stars rated restaurant.
In 1995, he became the Chef Sommelier of Georges Blanc restaurant a 3 Michelin stars for more than 25 years now. After many sommelier competitions, in 2000, Olivier became the youngest Master Sommelier in France at age 30.
The same year, he joined the Maison Louis Jadot in Burgundy as the US and Italy export Manager. In 2002, he joined Kobrand Corporation in New York to be their Director of Sales for the wines of Maison Louis Jadot. In 2006, he became Director of the French Suppliers Relations portfolio and Director of French wines sales at Kobrand Corporation in NY.
In 2009, he returned to Burgundy to work as worldwide Export Manager for Maison Louis Jadot in Beaune, Burgundy.
Olivier is married with two children.
Napa & Co
75 Broad Street, Stamford; 203-353-3319