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