Meet the Wine Tasting In Paris Sommelier:
The Expert – Thierry Givone
Wine tasting in Paris was created by wine expert and lover Thierry Givone in order to make wine more approachable to international travellers visiting Paris.
Burgundy born and raised (which is, of course, the best wine in the word according to him!), Thierry’s first job was working as marketing manager in a French subsidiary of an American group. However, it was not long before he came back to his first love, wine, and combined it with his international experience.
Thierry noticed that the French- especially Parisians- were not very good in sharing their knowledge of wine. As a result, tourists fresh off the plane often have a hard time making sense of it all. Wine Tasting in Paris aims to fix that problem by introducing the basics to tourists who want to enjoy a fun night of wine education.
Thierry expert training culminates from time spent at several well regarded wine institutions located around France. They include the following:
• The WSET: Wine and Spirit Education Trust at the Ecole du Vin in Paris (level 2 and 3)
• The Wine School of Bordeaux
• The Wine University of Cotes du Rhone
Thierry is also jury for various French Wine contests like the National Wine contest organised by the Wine and Agriculture Ministry : http://www.concours-agricole.com and for one of the best French Wine Guide Bettane & Desseauve.
Thierry is also a member of the Jury for the final exam of The Cordon Bleu wine program.
In 2018, Thierry has been appointed Official Instructor for Bourgogne wines; He is now part of the 80 wine professionals in the world doing classes and tastings in behal of the BIVB ( Official Bureau of Burgundy winemakers)