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Gods, Myths, and Empire: Wine in the Greco-Roman World

  • Virtual Event

    AFCDV’s Fall Somm Series kicks off with this companion piece to the cultural exhibit “Drinking with the Gods,” currently on display at La Cité du Vin. Jill Weber, Ph.D. brings us to ancient Greece and Rome, where wine did not originate but was consumed and celebrated in ways that transformed its cultural significance from being bound to the sacred and guided by ritual, to entering daily life. Jill will trace the journey of wine from stories of heroes and emperors to daily enjoyment and consumption. We will explore how this shift also expanded the geographic boundaries of large-scale wine production, encompassing many of the Old-World regions from which wine is celebrated today.


    Dîner de Gala, Bordeaux 2022

  • On Thursday, January 27, 2022, La Cité du Vin will host the 6th annual Gala dinner in Bordeaux!

    This significant event benefits the Foundation for the Culture and Civilizations of Wine, a private foundation whose mission is to support, promote, and share wine's history, culture, and heritage. This year, La Cité du Vin will unveil its 2022 major temporary exhibition: Picasso, the effervescence of shapes.


    Dîner Picasso, au Restaurant Guy Savoy à Paris

  • Reserve your place for an exceptional dinner on March 14, 2022, in the heart of the City of Light at Restaurant Guy Savoy - Paris.

    Among the world's most celebrated culinary artists, chef Guy Savoy has generously agreed to host this benefit dinner in his restaurant for 90 guests. The Fondation pour la culture et les civilizations du vin, and the Musée National Picasso-Paris have organized this special event to celebrate "Picasso, the effervescence of shape," La Cité du Vin's 2022 exhibit.


    Art Meets Wine – Raffle Details

    American Friends, Cité du Vin, and our special guests have offered four experiences to be raffled at the Art Meets Wine Dinner on October 26, 2022. Proceeds from this exclusive and intimate event will support the mission of La Cité du Vin.


    October trip to Jefferson’s Bordeaux | FINAL PAYMENT

    It is our pleasure to welcome you and thank you for your generous participation in this extraordinary voyage to Thomas Jefferson's Bordeaux, October 9-12, 2023. Please make your final payment here.

    $3500 – $5500

    Thank you! We are FULLY BOOKED for the 2023 President’s Trip to Bordeaux

  • Join us for a special small-group fundraising trip taking place this October 9-12 in Bordeaux, France. Included in the trip fee, your tax-deductible charitable contribution of $2,000 will support the educational programming at the unique Cité du Vin museum and cultural center.

    We will explore Bordeaux through the lens of young Ambassador Thomas Jefferson, and of course visit La Cité. This specially curated trip will include visits with the winemakers and château owners who cultivate and preserve the wines beloved by the young ambassador. Most notably, our visits will include exclusive tours and tastings at the prestigious Châteaux: Haut-Brion, Margaux, d'Yquem, Carbonnieux, Smith Haut-Lafitte, and Kirwan.


    Get your tickets for La Cité du Vin’s 8th Annual Gala

  • On January 25, 2024, La Cité du Vin will host the 8th Annual Gala in Bordeaux, France!
    This exceptional dinner will be signed by Alain Passard, Chef of the three-starred Arpège Restaurant.
    Always an elegant dinner punctuated by artistic performances, where guests will be able to taste remarkable wines from French and foreign wine regions. Tickets purchased for the Gala will support the 2024 cultural season of La Cité du Vin.