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!
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.
The #Winophiles are talking crisp and bright, mineral dusted, and sea breeze blown. Think deeply complex and sweet or dry. This is Roussillon white wine!
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
Aubrion is not your ordinary woman. Deciding to change her life is how she, her husband and kids landed in Bordeaux making organic wines including Crémant at Château de Piote.
A budget friendly sparkling wine from the land of big reds, a little known yet high quality alternative to Champagne. Why don’t more people know about Crémant de Bordeaux?!?
One of the most enthralling forms of Chenin Blanc comes from the Loire Valley. The castles are enthralling too. Pair them together and you won’t want to leave. Grown from the Pays Nantais on the western most side of the valley (known as the Lower Loire) to the Touraine district (known as Middle Loire), the Chenin Blanc grape thrives in… Read more »