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 a diploma in world wines & spirits.
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.
Find Fred teaching our cheese & wine pairing class as well as teaming up with Chef Eric for our Chef’s Table Food & Wine pairing class and the Week in Uzès.
Come & explore our local French markets every Tuesday & Wednesday and partake in an important part of French culture. Learn how to select the freshest ingredients for wonderful and delicious Mediterranean French recipes. Join us!
We will start off at the market, selecting the freshest fish & seafood. No need to be afraid of fish. We’ll assist you in create the perfect fish stock, bouillabaisse and other Mediterranean fish recipes in a very hands-on French cooking class experience.
Come learn delicious & decadent desserts renowned in the South of France. Think fruits, nuts and olive oil. In this class we will delve into desserts such as the nougat glacé, the fougasse d’aigues mortes and use ingredients like safran & lavender.
With over 250 cheeses & 27,000 wineries in France, a short holiday wouldn’t be enough to explore them all. Our Sommelier guides you through a selection of local cheeses paired with local wines, teaching valuable technics in cheese & wine pairing.
Step inside the chef’s kitchen accompanied by an experienced sommelier and enjoy an evening of wine pairing to the beautiful composed tasting plates whipped up by our chef. This is a hands-off class. Just sit back and let us be your guides.
Week in Uzès: 5-days of intensive cooking, baking, tours & degustation. Hands-on French cooking experience. Explore markets, visit producers, & partake in a one-of-a-kind learning experience. All skill levels welcome. 7-nights lodging included.
We can design a Culinary vacation package for your group. Classes can include any of our regular courses or theme-based sessions & tours. Customized packages include all but transportation to Uzès and lodging. Contact us & tell us about your needs.
Learn to make bread at home like a pro. We’ll teach you the technics you need to beef up your bread making skills. This 3-day Bread master class is perfect for anyone who would like to learn w to make, maintain and use a starter. Class open to bakers of all levels
Need a little bit more attention or traveling as a group? Why not consider a private French cooking class which is tailored to your needs and desires. This is great fun for families, friends, colleagues or even individuals who want some extra chef time.
FROM OUR PROVENCE BLOG
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.