I am 63 years old, and a Chef Instructor at the Oregon Culinary Institute. I teach 2 wine classes in addition to several of the business classes in the Associates Degree program. Two years ago, I completed the Sommelier Diploma program through the International Sommelier Guild, and I will be participating in the French Wine Society wine educator master class in the Rhone which begins on Monday Sept 19. I was thrilled to read about your background in wine, and your location would be ideal. I will be taking the train from Paris to Part Dieu, and the class participants will meet at and depart from the Part Dieu train station at 130 on Monday.
I find hotels sterile and uninteresting, and much prefer to meet and lodge with local residents when I travel. I hope that this will work for you and look forward to meeting you next month.