Many joke that Chardonnay is the chicken of wine grapes. Although more neutral in flavors, it offers flexibility to produce many wine styles. In this article, I explore its evolution in California and share characteristics of the wine it makes in other parts of the world.
The tiny Jura region is filled with traditional and modern style wines. i invite you to discover a few of both with me today!
Champagne Élodie D. is a sustainable grower producer with plots in Montagne de Reims and a tasting room in Epernay. I’m celebrating with one of her vintage Pinot Noir champagnes today!
You know the bottle. It was not familiar to me, but from a ‘new to me’ producer, causing a “Hum, I wonder what this is about?” kind of thought. Domaine de Joÿ from Southwest France in Gascony and their L’Envie white wine was that bottle for us. What a delicious surprise! Price: $18 / 15€ French Winophiles Focus On Southwest… Read more »
A rosé master class, a book by Liz Gabay, MW and a Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rosé later, I’m loving what Provence offers.
In the northwest of Roussillon touching the Languedoc, the small wine region Maury sits in the remote Agly Valley Hills. Wine was introduced here in 600 B.C. by the Phoenicians and Greeks. Historically, neither the Cathars nor Knights Templar came out alive, but the wines produced there did, and are some of the best in Roussillon today. (The above photo… Read more »
Discover the Maury wine region in Roussillon with the French #Winophiles – small with gnarly old vines and fantastic wines!
The dramatic landscape, the diverse soils, and the variety of wines made in this petit piece of land in the north-west of Roussillon are stunning. Welcome to Maury.
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 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 »