Category Archives: #Winophiles

Sustainability, Adaptation and Oenotourism Evolve in Bordeaux #Winophiles

The French #Winophiles group of wine writers and bloggers start 2021 with the theme “What’s new in Bordeaux”. Jeff from the blog Food Wine Click! is our host and spearheads our Twitter chat January 17 at 11am ET, 17:00 CET. I touch upon three areas that continue to evolve here: Sustainability, Adaptation and Oenotourism. Please see below for other group… Read more »

Oregon Pinot With a Burgundian Heart – Domaine Drouhin Laurène #Winophiles

Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir

The Drouhin family brings the heart of their Beaune operation to Dundee Hills with each sip of Laurène Pinot Noir. Balance and elegance in every glass.

Sweet Bordeaux Wines Get Savory Pairings #Winophiles

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golden Bordeaux sweet wines Loupiac Sainte-Croix-du-Mont

Bordeaux wines with sweetness extend beyond the famous Sauternes appellation. There are eight other areas in Bordeaux delivering super wines with varying levels of sweetness. And they pair particularly well with a variety of savory foods!

Thierry Michon and Domaine Saint Nicolas – Biodynamic Loire Wines

An advocate of biodynamic agriculture you want to meet in Loire Valley’s Fiefs Vendéens AOC is Thierry Michon at Domaine Saint Nicolas. It’s a way of life for him!

Distinctive Roussillon White Wines for your Buy List #Winophiles

AOC Roussillon white wines

A trip to Roussillon left me with a parting thought- Roussillon white wines are magically bright and refreshing, thought provoking and complex, and just enjoyable to drink! Here are some for your buy-list.

Le Clot de l’Origine, A Roussillon Wine Rebel

macabeu vin de france Roussillon

The Clot de l’Origine winery is as incognito as proprietor Marc Barriot himself, often called the icon of natural winemaking in Roussillon. When the door opens, you enter controlled chaos- bubbling ferments, oxidative smells and bottles of super distinctive wines that may just blow your mind.

You’re Invited to Discover the White Wines of Roussillon #Winophiles

The Roussillon region has something for everyone. Area diversity is vast- the Mediterranean Sea, charming countryside towns, mountains, and certainly, great food and wine. It’s a mecca for outdoor lovers with places to cycle, stroll or just relax. But today what most excites me are the white wines of Roussillon. On July 18 at 11am ET and 17:00 in France,… Read more »

Fleurie – The Queen of Beaujolais Crus

Fleurie Beaujolais Cru Tasting Le Mordant Feb2020

There is so much good happening in Beaujolais that it’s worth revealing. The natural wine movement is certainly present with a younger group of gals and guys involved. And then there are the ten crus.

Condrieu – Exploring Treasures of the Northern Rhone

Maison Christophe Pichon Condrieu Northern Rhone Valley wine

There’s nothing quite like Condrieu. I remember my first sip of Viognier. It smelled of peach and oak, was thick and heavy on my palate, a wine I was not eager to run out for again. It was not flawed, but a very ripe style. It caused me to avoid the grape for years. Then I tasted a Condrieu. Just… Read more »