Marie Kaposchyn, M.A. – Program Director

As a French-American citizen, I am so lucky to be able to have successfully combined my passion for travel and my fluency in several languages to explore the world. For over 26 years I have worked as Program Director for International Education at the University of New Orleans and coordinated all aspects of the summer educational programs for people who want to explore France, Italy and Costa Rica.

While directing my study abroad programs, one of the most popular classes in the Glories of France program has been “Wines of the World” taught by Harsha Chacko.  For many years I organized every aspect of these educational wine trips to Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Languedoc and other regions in France and Italy. We learned all about the terroirs and cepages, visited numerous vineyards, met with oenologists and wine growers.

Now I dedicate all my time to Bonne Cuvée Wine Tours and lead wine lovers through the best wine regions of the world. I enjoy researching local food places ranging from street food at a minimal price for tight budgets to high end restaurants for my foodie gourmet travelers.

I enjoy highlighting the food, wines and sights of the regions visited and make every effort to keep the experience as personal and genuine as possible.

I live with my husband and family in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. My family originates from the Madiran wine region in the French Pyrenees and I look forward to sharing my culture with my participants. In my spare time, I write the blog  and I am a contributing travel writer for The Vista magazine.