My Own French Wine Reviews - 2011

While I feel fine showcasing other people's wine articles, I'd like to give you the chance to read some of my own...

Every author feels that she or he is unique. I haven't seen a series of articles quite like mine. I love French wine and food and I am writing a series tasting French wines and foods. I hope you'll join me on this journey. You may even find some bargains, I have. I am adding articles on a regular basis. Be sure to visit my other wine review series.

A Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau 2011 (Under $15)

" It’s new wine time. This Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau was hanging on the vine a few short weeks ago ... "

A Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau 2011

A Kosher Côtes de Rhône (Under $15)

" Côtes de Rhône is a basic appellation that often, but not always, represents a reliable, fairly well-priced wine. Of course, ... "

A Kosher Côtes de Rhône

A Well-Known Rhone Valley Red (Under $10)

" ...when you consider that the locals have been doing wine for some two thousand years... "

A Well-Known Rhone Valley Red

A Cotes de Provence Rosé

" ...These upstarts have only been in the wine business since the turn of the century (1900) ... "

A Cotes de Provence Rosé

Yet Another Bandol Rosé

" ...Bandol is arguably the best appellation in that great region of Provence. Some say that the local competition isn’t all that great. ... "

Yet Another Bandol Rosé

A Morgon Beaujolais Cru

" ...Dominique Piron is a 14th generation winemaker and the vines are 50 plus years old... "

A Morgon Beaujolais Cru

A French Grenache, Syrah Blend (Under $10)

" ...The first variety usually leads to pedestrian wines ... "

A French Grenache, Syrah Blend

Revisiting A Bandol Rosé

" ...Provence...Like they get 3000 hours of sunshine a year. The soil is rocky, sea breezes help cool the nights, and the grapes are picked by hand. What more could you want? ... "

Revisiting A Bandol Rosé

A Red Vacqueyras

" ...Robert Parker... but when I had a chance to pick up a bottle that he evaluated at 91 for about $20... "

A Red Vacqueyras

A Red Côtes du Rhône(Under $10)

" ...This is a popular, relatively inexpensive wine appellation whose quality varies widely... "

A Red Côtes du Rhône

Yet Another Tavel Rosé (Under $15)

" ...in the words of one of my favorite wine writers, Tom Stevenson, 'Tavel is the most famous French dry rosé, but only the very best domains live up to its reputation'... "

Yet Another Tavel Rosé

A High-Volume French Chardonnay (Under $10)

" ...There is no indication of where in France these grapes stem from. ... "

A High-Volume French Chardonnay

A Languedoc, France Kosher Merlot (Under $10)

" Things really came together with this wine. In a sense... "

A Languedoc, France Kosher Merlot

A Baron Rothschild Viognier (Under $10)

" ...But he, and now his daughter Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, have made inexpensive wines as well... "

A Baron Rothschild Viognier

Yet Another Languedoc, France Viognier (Under $15)

" ...Viognier is a white grape that came close to disappearing several decades ago and is making its way back. You should really give it a try... "

Yet Another Languedoc, France Viognier

A Pinot Gris From Alsace, France

" ...Opulent, full-bodied and heady, this Pinot Gris... "

A Pinot Gris From Alsace, France (Under $15)

A Languedoc, France Cabernet Sauvignon

" ...today's wine that carries the by no means Prestigious Vin de Pays de L'Aude appellation... "

A Languedoc, France Cabernet Sauvignon (Under $10)

A Languedoc, France Sauvignon Blanc

" ...Check out the company's web site for classic recipes such as hare on a spit, complete with wine pairings... "

A Languedoc, France Sauvignon Blanc (Under $10)

A Saint Emilion Grand Cru

" ...For a spectacular wine you might try the nearby Château Ausone. Both wines share the same owner, the famous Alain Vauthier... "

A Saint Emilion Grand Cru

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