Gilbert Gruet, founder of Gruet Winery, was born in Bethon, France in 1931. He grew up in a poor family and began working at a young age. In 1952, Gilbert Gruet, along with his wife Danielle, dreamt of producing fine quality Champagne. Gilbert followed his heart and in 1967 created the U.V.C.B. (Union Vinicole des Coteaux de Bethon), a co-op in the village of Bethon. In 1984, Gilbert made the decision to plant an experimental vineyard in Engle, NM. The plantings were exclusively Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Two of his four children, Laurent and Nathalie Gruet then relocated to New Mexico to begin their American winemaking adventure. We will dine on campechana seafood cocktail, ensalada de noche buena with albondigas, grilled roadside suckling pig with tomatilla salsa and finish with fresh cheese. We will sip on sparkling Brut, Rose, Blanc de Blanc and demi-sec.
This class meets in the Culinary Arts Center in the Education Wing.
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