YORKTOWN — Americans just wrapped up celebrating their Independence Day, and now Yorktown residents will join with friends in France as they celebrate Bastille Day.
Sister Cities Yorktown is hosting a wine tasting on the French holiday with members of its sister city, Port-Vendres in France.
Bastille Day is July 14, and commemorates the storming of the fortress and political prison named the Bastille, which was a seminal event in the French Revolution.
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Bridget Goeke of Winebow Distributors will introduce guests to each type of wine. Wine bottles will also be sold at a reduced price during the event.
Yorktown resident and local historian Michael Moore will talk about the storming of the Bastille and its ramifications on the French Revolution.
Tickets are $25 and registration must be completed by Monday, July 12. Questions about the wine tasting can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.