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Boisset Collection Announces Virtual Sessions with John Legend, French & California Winemakers, Other Special Guests; Sessions Geared to Both Consumers and Trade

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Boisset CollectionBoisset Collection is rolling out additional virtual online sessions with special guests, including a second Wine.com tasting, this time with singer/songwriter John Legend on May 6. The Franco-American luxury lifestyle company has been hosting a range of sessions on both Facebook and Zoom, ranging from happy hours and wine tastings to live fashion shows in efforts to bring its world to viewers at home during this unprecedented time.

After the success of Wine.com’s first virtual tasting on April 21 with Jean-Charles Boisset and Director of Sonoma Winemaking Brian Maloney, the leading online wine retailer has announced a May 6 Zoom session with John Legend, who collaborates with Jean-Charles and Raymond Vineyards for his LVE: Legend Vineyard Exclusive line of wines. John will be joining Jean-Charles and Wine.com host/educator Gwendolyn Osborn from 4-4:30 p.m. PST on Wednesday May 6 to taste and discuss the LVE Provence Rosé and the LVE French Sparkling Rosé. Register here and purchase the wines here or here.

In addition to John, Boisset has other celebrity guests joining in on the fun, including chef and restauranteur Roland Passot, who will appear on Jean-Charles’ SIP in Place Happy Hour on Saturday, April 25 at 6 p.m. The following Saturday, May 2, Gina Gallo, E&G Gallo Senior Director of Winemaking and Jean-Charles’ spouse, will appear on the happy hour. On Wednesday, May 6 vintner Cyril Chappellet, Chairman of the board of Chappellet Vineyard, will join Jean-Charles. Additional guests are being confirmed for the SIP in Place Happy Hours that occur each Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. Viewers who tune into the sessions can take advantage of special offers, including discounts and free shipping offers on the wines being featured.

Boisset is hosting a series of Zoom tastings featuring its French brands and the winemakers behind them April 23 through May 7, with sessions on Rhône house Bonpas, French sparkling wines, rosé, Burgundy’s Bouchard Ainé & Fils, Fortant from the south of France and Louis Bernard, another Rhône specialist. Consumers are invited to join our wholesale partners to hear more about each of these brands as well as learn about specific wines from each. Please go here for more information and for links to register for the sessions.

The domestic winemakers and representatives from the Boisset portfolio are continuing with their live online sessions as well. Take a step back in time and taste history with the Count of Buena Vista Winery during live online sessions each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 12 p.m. PST; click here for the wine lineups. Join Director of Napa Valley Winemaking Stephanie Putnam and Winemaker Thane Knutson each Wednesday at 1 p.m. PST as they take deep dives into the wines of Raymond Vineyards; go here for upcoming topics. Catch director of Sonoma Winemaking Brian Maloney exploring the wines of DeLoach Vineyards on Thursdays at 5 p.m.; check out the wines to be discussed here. On Thursday, April 30 at 6 p.m., Wattle Creek Winery Winemaker Katie Carter will discuss some of her favorite bottles.

Another series of virtual sessions “Wine Styles with JCB Live” that feature Boisset’s distributed wines kick off on Tuesday, April 28. Consumers are invited to join wholesale partners for an exploration of bottles from across Boisset’s Franco-American portfolio. Some highlights include the debut session on April 28 “Show Your Style,” in which Jean-Charles will conduct a masterclass on the art of sabering; #StartAGarden on May 4 where viewers can learn gardening tips while learning about two sustainable wines; and June 2 when cooking with wine is the topic and viewers can learn how to make some quick, but delicious appetizers. Click here for more information and a list of the sessions.

Boisset encompasses more than wine; the company has gourmet food locations (Oakville Grocery and Atelier Fine Food); the JCB lines of jewelry, fragrance and home accessories; and SENSES by JCB, a fashion, fragrance and beauty boutique and medi-spa. On Thursday, April 23 at 6 p.m., join Jean-Charles for a virtual sale from SENSES featuring luxury products from historic partners including Baccarat and Christofle. Previous SENSES online sessions have included virtual fashion shows with clothing and accessories on live models as well as beauty and fragrance offers.

QUICK LINKS

  • Wine.com session on May 6 at 4 p.m. PST with John Legend and Jean-Charles Boisset; register here; purchase wines here or here
  • SIP in Place Happy Hours with Jean-Charles Boisset every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. PST here
  • French Brand Sessions: info and registration links here
  • Taste of History with the Count of Buena Vista Winery every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 12 p.m. PST here
  • Meet Raymond Vineyards’ Winemakers every Wednesday at 1 p.m. here
  • DeLoach Discussions every Thursday at 5 p.m. here
  • Wattle Creek bottles on April 30 at 6 p.m.  here
  • SENSES luxury products online sale April 23 at 6 p.m.

ABOUT BOISSET COLLECTION
Boisset Collection is a family-owned collection of historic and unique properties bound together by a common cause: authentic, terroir-driven wines and luxury goods in harmony with their history, their future and the land and people essential to their existence. With more than twenty-five historical and prestigious wineries and tasting salons in the world’s preeminent terroirs, including the Côte d’Or, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley, California’s Russian River Valley and the Napa Valley, each house retains its unique history, identity and style, and all are united in the pursuit of fine wines expressive of their terroir. Boisset Collection has also branched out beyond wine to the gourmet food realm as well as offers luxury goods including jewelry, perfume and home accessories of its own design and from partnerships with historic companies such as Baccarat, Lalique, Christofle and Bernardaud. To learn more about the Boisset Collection, visit www.boissetcollection.com.

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