A certified French sommelier, Frédéric worked over 12 years in fine-dining restaurants in New York, Gijon (Spain), Montréal, Ajaccio (Corsica), Paris, Cannes & Monaco as an executive restaurant manager.
A Bordeaux native, wine has always been a passion for Frédéric, who decided to take that passion one step further in pursuing his studies at the prestigious WSET in London (Wine & Spirit Education Trust), thus earning this highest degree certification in world wines & spirits – level 3.
He created his company CannesYouTaste in 2013, offering wine classes for amateurs and wine aficionados alike, to teach the art of wine tasting and appreciation.
Fred is our trusted wine guide during our culinary holiday in Uzès.
6 days of cooking, baking, touring, and tasting. Hands-on French cooking classes. Explore markets, visit producers, and be immersed in French cuisine. All skill levels are welcome. 7-nights lodging included.
6 days of cooking, tapas, wine, & flamenco in Andalusia. A culinary tour in Seville for food & wine lovers. Explore markets, taste with us & enjoy! All skill levels are welcome. 7-nights lodging included.
Take part in private online cooking classes with friends & family. We’re bringing great cooking experiences straight into your home kitchen through an interactive online cooking class. Cook along with your chef, ask questions, and enjoy!
A 2-day virtual bread baking course taught by chef Eric. Master the art of bread baking from the comfort of your home kitchen. A bread-baking course for all lovers of great, homemade bread. Come bake delicious bread with us!
An online Pâte & Terrine course for charcuterie lovers. Interactive, relaxed, & hands-on cooking with Chef Eric as your guide. You’ll learn to prepare a variety of pâtés and terrines from start to finish – Vegetable, Meat, & Fish-based.
Tapas, apéro, aperitivo, whatever you call it, this is one delicious class. Come and learn Provencal and Mediterranean small plates to accompany your next cocktail hour. Perfect for those looking for appetizers to add to their menus.
A FREE virtual French dessert demo where French tea cakes & cookies are the starts. We’ll prepare, madeleines, French cookies, & gluten-free cakes, and more. Yummy, hands-on, and interactive. Join us from your home kitchen!
Meet your chef for lunch or dinner in France in this online French cooking class. We’re bringing the taste of France to your home kitchen. Prepare a delicious French recipes. Learn French classics with us online.
Are you ready a bit of Olé? We’re taking you to Spain! Say hello to our online Spanish cooking class. A taste of Spanish cuisine beyond tapas. Prepare a delicious 3-course meal. LIVE, interaction, & fun. Come taste with us!
An online quick French bread baking class. Join our chef in preparing easy to make French bread rolls from the comfort of your home kitchen. This is a one day class. Learn bread recipes that you can customize & make your own.
A great sauce starts with a great stock. Come join us for this unique online Sauce Making class where we will help you perfect your sauce making from stock to finish. With the base of the French mother sauces as your building blocks, the options are countless.
BLOG POSTS FROM FRÉDÉRIC
The Beaujolais Nouveau French wine is here to stay and has been released to the public to buy. Want to learn where this festive wine originates, we’ve got the answer inside
Chef Eric had no doubt that his sommelier Frédéric would be up for the challenge when he served him up this delicious tasting menu. Frédéric comes back “en garde” to present his matching wines to delight our palettes and compliment the meal.
Ever wondered why that bottle of wine costs so much? While there are many factors that go into pricing, the weather plays a major part. See how climate change and global warming has affected winemaking in France.
Can you call it champagne if it is not from Champagne? What is the méthode champenoise? What grapes are used in making champagne? When do we drink champagne? What’s the big deal anyway? While you might know the answers to some of these, you are likely to learn something new – I did.
What does 2017 have in store for us when it comes to wine. What will be hot? What will change? What will it cost us? Our sommelier shares 3 of the trends in wine this year.
If you are looking for the perfect holiday gift idea for that lover of wines, look no further we have you covered with this top 10 list from our sommelier Frederic Duverger – and a little bonus gift idea at the end to take your passion for wine one step further.
One of the best parts of our Week in Uzès program, was took place at the beautiful Domaine de Malaïgue winery in Uzès. Don’t know it? Well you should! Check out our blog post to see what we were doing there and why it should be on your bucket list!
Are you wondering what’s the best wine choice for light meals or grilled food during those hot summer nights? Or maybe note because you always go for the rosé? Time to break the rules!
Do you marinate your meat or fish? What do you grab, cooking wine? A bit of red? A bit of white? Well if you want to ensure that you are doing justice to your food, you’ll want to read Sommelier & foodie Frédéric Duverger’s tips on wine marinades.
You’ve heard it said again and again. In fact you’ve probably said it too. “You can’t mix drinks or you risk getting a headache.” or “I’ll stick to red since that’s what I’m already drinking. I don’t want to end up with a headache.” But how much of that is true? Does mixing wines REALLY give you a headache or are we all victims of a mass delusion?