John Legend. Photo by Lauren Kallen

Join John Legend & Boisset Collection for Virtual Wine Tasting

Apr. 24th, 2020

Boisset Collection, the family-owned collection of authentic, terroir-driven wines and luxury goods, is rolling out virtual online wine tasting sessions with special guests, including a May 6 tasting with world-renowned singer/songwriter John Legend. Legend will join his friend Boisset Collection proprietor and innovator Jean-Charles Boisset and host/educator Gwendolyn Osborn from 4-4:30 p.m. PST on Wednesday, May 6 to taste and discuss Boisset Collection’s LVE Provence Rosé and the LVE French Sparkling Rosé. Register here and purchase the wines here or here.

Legend and Boisset cofounded the LVE label (Legend Vineyard Exclusives) in 2013 with a Cabernet Sauvignon. The LVE portfolio now also includes a Chardonnay, a Red Blend, a French Rosé, a French Sparkling Rosé, and a Côtes de Provence Rosé.

Jean-Charles Boisset and John Legend. Photo by Alexander Rubin
Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson

The Franco-American luxury lifestyle Boisset Collection has been hosting sessions on both Facebook and Zoom, ranging from happy hours and wine tastings, to live fashion shows in efforts to bring its luxe world to viewers at home during this unprecedented time. Boisset Collection includes more than twenty-five historical and prestigious wineries and tasting salons in the world’s preeminent terroirs, including the Côte d’Or, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley, California’s Russian River Valley, and the Napa Valley; each retains its unique history, identity and style, and all are united in the pursuit of fine wines expressive of their terroir. Boisset Collection also includes gourmet foods and luxury goods including jewelry, perfume, and home accessories of its own design and via partnerships with historic companies such as BaccaratLaliqueChristofle and Bernardaud.

In addition to Legend, various other celebrity guests will join Boisset including chef and restaurateur Roland Passot, who will appear on Boisset’s SIP in Place Happy Hour on Saturday, April 25 at 6 p.m. The following Saturday, May 2, Gina Gallo, E&G Gallo Senior Director of Winemaking and Boisset’s spouse, will appear on the happy hour. On Wednesday, May 6 vintner Cyril Chappellet, chairman of the board of Chappellet Vineyard, will join Boisset. Additional guests are being confirmed for the Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 6 p.m. SIP in Place Happy Hour. Viewers who tune into the sessions can take advantage of special offers, including discounts and free shipping offers on the wines being featured.

Gina Gallo and husband Jean-Charles Boisset. Photo courtesy of Boisset Collection

The domestic winemakers and representatives from the Boisset portfolio are continuing with their live online sessions as well. Take a step back in time and taste history with the Count of Buena Vista Winery during live online sessions each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 12 p.m. PST; click here for the wine lineups. Catch director of Sonoma Winemaking Brian Maloney exploring the wines of DeLoach Vineyards on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. PST; check out the wines to be discussed here. Join Director of Napa Valley Winemaking Stephanie Putnam and Winemaker Thane Knutson each Wednesday at 1 p.m. PST as they take deep dives into the wines of Raymond Vineyards; click here for upcoming topics. On Thursday, April 30 at 6 p.m., Wattle Creek Winery Winemaker Katie Carter will discuss some of her favorite bottles.

Photo by Alexander Rubin

Another series of virtual sessions, ‘Wine Styles with JCB Live,’ featuring Boisset’s distributed wines, kicks off on Tuesday, April 28. Consumers are invited to join wholesale partners for an exploration of bottles from across Boisset’s Franco-American portfolio. Some highlights include the debut session on April 28 ‘Show Your Style,’ in which Jean-Charles will conduct a masterclass on the art of sabering, #StartAGarden on May 4 where viewers can learn gardening tips while learning about two sustainable wines, and June 2 when cooking with wine is the topic and viewers can learn how to make quick, delicious appetizers. Click here for more information and a list of the sessions.

Photo by Alexander Rubin

Fran Endicott Miller

Fran Endicott Miller is a luxury focused freelance feature and travel writer for a variety of lifestyle publications and websites, editor-at-large for, senior contributor to Napa Valley Life Magazine, and a California editor for luxury travel concierge service Essentialist, specializing in the Napa Valley. Prior to her journalism career she held positions in the fields of politics, television, and professional sports, and is proud to have established the Golden State Warriors’ first community relations department and programs. Principled and genuine, she is known for thoughtful and thorough coverage, and for the quality of her writing. When not traveling with her husband Dan, she can be found walking her neighborhood with her beloved Golden Retriever Nate. ...(Read More)