Back Label welcomes Bordeaux expert Michele D’Aprix who’ll guide us through this fun and informative class on Right Bank Bordeaux.
Michele’s love affair with wine began in 1997 when she walked into the cellar at Dry Creek Vineyard for her first job interview at a winery as one of their 3 candidates that year. She recalls, “The enologist ultimately hired me because, at the time, I was a bartender in Boston. They figured a bartender’s ability to multitask outweighed my lack of experience – I was only a 3rd year, O-Chem undergraduate with no lab skills whatsoever.” Michele earned her degree from UC Davis, going through their Vinticulture & Enology program. Today, she runs her own wine importing business and calls NYC her home. Come harvest season, Michele hops over the pond to get her hands dirty in the French soil, winemaking with Pierre Bernault. Her mission is to redefine Bordeaux for a new generation of wine lovers. To swipe it of its stuffy notoriety and intimidation, getting us all to drink a glass on any day of the week.