On Thursday April 30, 2015, the American Friends of La Cité du Vin hosted its first event in the Delegate Dining Room of the United Nations, New York. Delegate members from 49 nations attended this event to share wine from their country and learn about a new cultural center opening in Bordeaux, France: La Cité du Vin.
La Cité is dedicated to global wine culture, environs and history. La Cité showcases vineyards from around the world through both permanent and temporary multi-media, multi-sensory and interactive exhibits, wine culture workshops, numerous events and hosts a research library of over 900 books in 22 languages. The mission of the American Friends of La Cité du Vin is to make the Cité du Vin known in the US and enhance the cultural heritage of wine by honoring transatlantic friendship.
Wines from over 50 countries were presented for the first time in one event, including wines from France, the United States, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Germany, South Africa, Chiva, India, Brazil, Lebanon, Kenya, Israel, Australia, Thailand, Tunisia, and Ethiopia.
Seven renowned chefs (Eric Gired, Claude Godard, Pierre Landet, Hervé Malivert, Pascal Petiteau, Guy Reuge, Jacques Sorci) created dishes to accompany the wines presented during the event.