Monday, July 15, 2024

Enjoy Some Wine in Yorktown with Friends from France on Bastille Day

The storming of the Bastille in 1789. (Courtesy History on the Net, Salem Media)
The storming of the Bastille in 1789. (Courtesy History on the Net, Salem Media)

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.

Yorktown has been a sister city of Port-Vendres since 1990. Chartered by Sister Cities International, the partnership fosters respect, understanding and peace between the two countries.

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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The Bastille Day Wine Tasting will be held at Riverwalk Restaurant, located at 323 Water Street in Yorktown, from 6-7:30 p.m. on July 14. Guests can sample five French wines as well as appetizers.

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

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