Welcome to the Yale Club of Houston - Yale Club Annual Wine Tasting Event! - COME JOIN THE FUN!



Bring your palate and curiosity!

Jean Francois Bennete will guide us through the tasting of the wines of two of his wineries in France taking us on a journey through the French wine regions of Bordeaux, Languedoc, Provence and Cotes du Rhone. We will be sampling a total of six different wines going through the history of each region, its unique characteristics as well as a detailed and exciting tasting of blac - rouge & rose!
WHEN:      Saturday, October 6, 2018
WHERE:   The Residences at Kirby
                      SKYVIEW LOUNGE on 25th Floor
                      3333 Lake St.
                      Houston, TX 77098
TIME:          7:00 - 10:00 pm

TICKETS:   Click HERE for tickets!     
Young Alums:   $25
Yale Members:  $35
 Non Members:  $45


The annual Yale Club of Houston Wine Tasting event is in the works and is scheduled for Saturday, October 6th.  Yale alumna Leslie Goldman and Ken Tepper are graciously hosting this year's wine tasting at their new apartment building.  We will meet in the Sky View Lounge on the 25th floor of the new 'Residences at Kirby' building located at 3333 Lake Street.  From the 25th floor you will enjoy handpicked wines by  sommelier Jean Francois Bonnete, the best hors d'oeuvres, spectacular views and an impressive Houston cityscape.  Please scroll down the page to learn more about sommelier Jean Francois Beonnete.

We hope you decide to join us tomorrow night at the Yale Club Wine Tasting!  This is an annual Yale Club event, which was unfortunately canceled last year due to the hurricane. 

Jean-Francois Bonneté is a consummate and respected wine and spirits industry professional with nearly two decades of experience, both internationally and in the United States. Throughout his career, Mr. Bonneté has earned a distinguished reputation as an energetic, determined, efficient and passionate brand and business leader and builder, as well as an exceptional and creative marketer.

Mr. Bonneté is the co-Founder & President of BCI (a brand building importer, innovator and marketer of wine & spirits – www.bonnete.com) based in the United States and Bonneté International SAS (wineries owner and wine & spirits brand developer) in France. Prior to 2015, Mr. Bonneté was the Chief Operating Officer of Pisco Portón, LLC, overseeing all daily operations and strategic decision of the company.  Prior to joining Pisco Portón, Mr. Bonneté founded and built the spirits portfolio at W.J. Deutsch & Sons, a leading US wine importer, where he served as Senior Vice President. Previously, Mr. Bonneté served as Director – North America of Cognac Ferrand USA, where he played a leading and instrumental role in the development and growth of the company’s business in North America. Mr. Bonneté also serves as Chairman and a board member of the French-American Chamber of Commerce Houston.

He was knighted in 2011 as “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite Agricole” by the French Republic and elevated to the grade of "Officer" in 2016. Mr. Bonneté studied business at Harvard University as well as international finance at New York University, and received his MBA from Institut Supérieur de Gestion, one of France’s leading business schools. Mr. Bonneté lives in Houston with his wife Nathalie and their seven children.

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