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.
Frederic is a wine educator and wine distributor whose expert tips will deepen your wine knowledge and appreciation. You can meet Fred in Cannes or on our culinary holidays in Uzès
OUR CULINARY EXPERIENCES
Join us for an 8-day, 9-night culinary holiday taking you from Tbilisi, Georgia to the Georgian countryside and back. This is a food & wine lover’s dream holiday where hospitable local guides will lead you on a cultural and gastronomical journey
7-day, 6-night cooking holiday in Parma, Italy. Join us for pasta making, prosciutto tasting, and Italian wine discovery. A feast for food & wine lovers.
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 FREE virtual French dessert demo where French tea cakes & cookies 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 FREE French cooking class demo. We’re bringing the taste of France to your home kitchen. Prepare 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 Spanish recipes. LIVE, FREE, & fun. Come taste with us!
A great sauce starts with a great stock. Come join us for this unique online Sauce Making class demo 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.
Perfect your French tart baking skills in a FREE online demo. Master French pie & tart doughs selected for their fillings as much as for their tastes. Learn the classic French tart recipes that you’ve seen in French pastry shop windows. Online and from your home kitchen.
5.5 days of pure foodie love. A French culinary tour in Paris filled with food, wine, & cooking? Yes, please! Join our chefs & guides you on a gastronomic journey through French cuisine à la Parisienne, Champagne & wine tasting, & more. Jump in!
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?