Dawn Jones-Cooper bought a 3.5 hectare vineyard in 2005. It’s in Entre-Deux-Mers, about 40 minutes east of Bordeaux. Right away she learned the extent of neglect and disease in the vineyard. She tore it out, planted barley and applied comfrey. She is one of dozens in Bordeaux practicing Biodynamic agriculture. In fact, producers in wine regions around the world are… Read more »
It’s winter and cold outside in many areas of the northern hemisphere. Times I like cozying up near a fireplace drinking a glass of wine. Make it Italian please. And make it red.
Le Club Vignobles & Signatures and the French #Winophiles bring you a French style season this holiday sharing foods and wines for any table and palate.
Each month the #Winophiles gather to explore French wines through French regions, foods, and cultural traditions. Let us share our French-style season with you this month.
Falling into a habit of drinking the same wine is easy and predictable. But exploration demands something different. The #winophiles and Vignobles & Signatures are here to take the guess work out of your holiday wine selection on December 15th.
The world of Italian sparkling wine is diverse in variety and cost, yet many style varieties can be overwhelming. Here is an overview of what Italy has to offer you.
Puglia has an amazing food culture going back centuries. This, three UNESCO sites, 500 miles of coastline, and upwards of 45,000 olive trees mean it has a lot to capture hearts. And the wine- a slew of wine grapes, many indigenous to Puglia are thriving. It also has wine philosopher Francesco Dibenedetto at his l’archetipo winery in the Taranto province…. Read more »
If you like white wine and want to change things up this fall try the Turbiana grape. It’s from the inter-regional DOC Lugana shared between the Italian Lombardy and Veneto regions producing mostly rich, fuller-bodied wines. While in southern Lake Garda last year I spotted Lugana at a wine shop. Then visiting Pratello winery they poured their Lugana- my first… Read more »
Picturesque Cochem in the upper Mosel Valley is a perfect place to rendezvous with friends and explore Riesling. That’s what we did on a recent trip with an added hike to the Cochem Castle.
Grower Champagne is the smaller producer deciding what he or she wants to make and how. This is the essence of grower Champagne and two fourth-generation grower producers: Pierre Péters Champagne and Champagne Bourgeois-Diaz.