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Two Sides of Maury in Roussillon: Sweet and Dry (#Winophiles)

Les Vignerons de Maury

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 »

Winning Red Wines from Provence with Lamb Meatballs: Domaine Hauvette and Clos Cibonne #Winophiles

Provence red wines food pairing

Domaine Hauvette and Clos Cibonne- two red wine producers in Provence to remember, especially paired with a Mediterranean plate of lamb meatballs

A Fresh, New Approach in Fronsac: Chateau George 7

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Fronsac AOC Bordeaux

Head to Fronsac, one of Bordeaux’s smaller satellite appellations for a fresh and modern take on a traditonal wine region: Chateau George 7.Head to Fronsac for a fresh and modern take on a traditonal Bordeaux wine region: Chateau George 7.

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 »

Sweet Bordeaux Wines Get Savory Pairings #Winophiles

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 »