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?!?
This is not any wine. Nope… nor a regular duck confit dish. Prepared with potimarron and duck from a local producer, the dish and Rasteau AOC wine combo could be one of our favorites.
For me, cheese is like caviar or a Michelin starred restaurant- I partake on special occasions only. It’s not that I don’t like it, quite the contrary. There’s nothing like slathering young and creamy Gorgonzola on a cracker. Or a crostini topped with aged Mimolette or Manchego, a walnut then drizzled with honey. But sadly, cheese doesn’t like me. I… Read more »
I recently acquainted myself with Domaine de Cigalus located within the Languedoc Corbières area in southern France. This is where Gérard Bertrand built a biodynamic wine empire and owns several wineries. He is a proponent of the Languedoc region and lives there at the Domaine where biodynamic agriculture started for him in 2002. Although this 6’5” man makes both red… Read more »
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 »
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.
Many styles of rosé come in mass-produced and boutique quantities, the later are more difficult to find. Both are good, but it’s the obscure French rosé that excites me.