Lyon Wine Tastings
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Thursday
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Lyon Wine Tastings is open for our signature Wines of Lyon tasting. Private tastings are also available! Easily book on our website! Off the beaten path, small group wine tastings in English that are snobbery-free and 100% awesome. Learn about Lyon's amazing wines with an expert sommelier in her gorgeous loft apartment. We'll cover Beaujolais, the Rhône, and Burgundy in one afternoon with an epic cheeseboard. This is not your average wine tasting!
Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

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Nancy C
Bennington, VT3 contributions
Mar 2020
I've followed Caroline on social media for a while now and have planned to visit with her when I'm next in France. With Coronavirus, that opportunity came more quickly because Caroline is offering a Virtual Happy Hour.

Sign up through the website was easy. I did it a few days ago (these are filling quickly so book now!) and was able to get a slot in the first tasting today. I'm on the East Coast of the US so it was 1 pm my time. That's fine because my freelance work is drying up (so much financial insecurity) and my own wine tasting business is on hiatus for the time being.

This morning Caroline sent an email with the link to the online hangout (shes used Zoom was was easy, a high quality connection and intuitive) and request to send her a shot of both the front and back labels.

This was my first time using Zoom. Make sure to give yourself a few extra minutes because it does take about 3 minutes to get in the first time.

Caroline led an exceptional tasting. We had a cute tasting sheet to print out (or could just skip it) and she expertly juggled having three people (herself included) in some area of wine and one newbie. We had two drinking red and two drinking white. All of the wines were French.

During the tasting Caroline shared her screen to show us the aroma wheel she uses and also to pull up Google Earth to highlight the different areas of France our wines were from.

This was a truly exceptional experience especially for it being Caroline's first time. It was like sitting around with girlfriends having a glass and a chat.
Written March 18, 2020
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Thank you so much Nancy, it was a pleasure to finally meet you (virtually) and I look forward to the day that we have a glass of wine in real life! Stay safe and sane <3
Written March 19, 2020
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GrapeEscapes
Penticton, Canada6 contributions
Apr 2020
What a great idea to share a virtual wine tasting with people from around the world. Caroline shared wonderful tips on how to taste and evaluate wine as well as sharing information about each of the wines (every member in this virtual tasting selected their own wine for this fun activity)! Caroline is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about wine and her enthusiasm is contagious. Well done, Caroline!

Cheers,

Dino (Douglas) Dean
Penticton, British Columbia
Written April 10, 2020
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Thank you so much Dino!
Written April 10, 2020
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Margaret M
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
Mar 2020
We just completed a virtual tasting with Caroline, whom we knew from an equally excellent in-person tasting last summer in Lyon. Caroline has an expansive knowledge of the details of wines and wine production, but also explains the basic techniques of tasting and appreciation in a way that is accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

We had a great time with our obscure Austrian Furmint from a local shop, and we also learned about the wines that other participants brought from Spain, Australia, and France. I highly recommend the virtual tasting as a quarantine activity, but I also strongly recommend the in-person version once it's possible again. Either way you'll have fun, and learn how to enjoy wine more whenever and however you choose to drink it.
Written March 29, 2020
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Thank you so much Margaret, it was great to see you and Amanda again! Hopefully we'll meet up again for a glass one day in person. Stay well!
Written March 30, 2020
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TAD
Chicago, IL2 contributions
Mar 2020
Carolyn set up virtual wine tasting during the Covid-19 quarantine and it was wonderful. I went to an in person wine tasting last summer and when I heard she was doing these virtual wine tasting I immediately booked! Carolyn is friendly, knowledgable, fun, and has taught me so much about wine and tasting. This virtual wine tasting was informative and also a testament to why we share wine in the first place - community and camaraderie. This is what we need most of all right now during this crisis, and Carolyn gave us that today. I am very grateful! If you have the chance check out her tastings. I highly recommend.
Written March 23, 2020
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Thank you so much Tara! So great to see you again!
Written March 24, 2020
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lrosiebee
Oldenburg, Germany5 contributions
Mar 2020
After 'virtually' hanging out with Caroline for an hour last night, I feel like I have a much better grasp on the basics of wine tasting. As a teacher myself, I know that the genius is in simplicity, and that you have to know your material incredibly well to be able to communicate effectively.
THIS is Caroline.
I felt that the guidelines she set out for tasting were easy to remember and actually made sense for once! It helped that she is also a SHE, (how many times have men led me patronizingly slowly through a dégustation??) and she is incredibly personable.

I'm looking forward to being able to get out of my house so I can have a glass of wine in person!
Written March 19, 2020
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Thank you so much Rosie! It was so fun for me too. This is one of the nicest reviews I've ever received. I look forward to sharing a glass in person when this is all over!
Written March 20, 2020
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Celesta C
Raleigh, NC15 contributions
Apr 2020 • Friends
I learned about Caroline’s virtual wine tasting from my local paper. My husband and I and our wine club members selected a wine to taste and Caroline did the rest. It was wonderful. So informative complete with google earth maps. She is very down to earth not a wine snob, not intimidating at all. I would def recommend a virtual tasting and hope one day to take an in person tour with her in Lyon
Written April 19, 2020
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Thank you so much Celesta!
Written April 20, 2020
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Cindy Y
1 contribution
Mar 2020
I had a wonderful time with Caroline and the other participants at a Virtual Wine Tasting that she hosted. Caroline was very knowledgable about all our wines, we had sent in what we were drinking before hand and it was clear she prepared very well for our session. She was also great at explaining wine in layman's terms and generating discussion about the future of wine.
Written March 30, 2020
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Thank you so much Cindy! It was really fun :)
Written April 3, 2020
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Olivia Price
Louisville, KY1 contribution
Apr 2020
WineDineCaroline from Lyon Wine Tastings is incredible! We did an online virtual wine tasting with a group of friends from around the country during quarantine, and not only was it an awesome way to catch up and spend quality time together, Caroline was awesome! She had everyone from our group choose a bottle of wine and send her a picture so that she could research it beforehand. At the start of the tasting she gave an overview of different types of wine, with tips for how to develop your wine tasting technique. Later she went into detail about each person's chosen wine, with background on the location and history, as well as what sets that wine apart. She was knowledgeable, friendly, and very approachable on what can be an intimidating (and pretentious) subject. I'm already looking forward to doing another session with her soon!
Written May 28, 2020
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Thank you so much!
Written July 14, 2021
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farnoush
Tehran, Iran5 contributions
Mar 2020
Let aside the fact she has one of the best certificates proving her skills, I should admit she is more than such logistics... She knows how to create "Experience"! Caroline is a blissful being and damn so nerdy yet quirky. She is a great performer and her session is interactive which makes it even more pleasant!! :)

I am looking forward to attending one of her real-life wine tasting sessions so I enjoy more of this interactive part with her own actual hand-picked wines. <3
Written March 23, 2020
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Thank you so much Farnoush <3
Written March 24, 2020
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Andrea C
Gothenburg, Sweden3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Caroline’s wine tasting was very education and a lot of fun.
It’s in her gorgeous apartment in the cutest neighborhood in Lyon. There was also a stunning (and delicious) charcuterie platter.
Caroline is very knowledgeable about wine and she kept our interest with her enthusiasm and humor.
I’d highly recommend this wine tasting.
Written March 22, 2020
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Ah these were the days, I hope that this craziness ends soon and tourism returns and I can go back to doing my wonderful tastings! Thank you!
Written March 23, 2020
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