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
" It’s new wine time. This Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau was hanging on the vine a few short weeks ago ... "
A Kosher Côtes de Rhône
" Côtes de Rhône is a basic appellation that often, but not always, represents a reliable, fairly well-priced wine. Of course, ... "
A Well-Known Rhone Valley Red
" ...when you consider that the locals have been doing wine for some two thousand years... "
A Cotes de Provence Rosé
" ...These upstarts have only been in the wine business since the turn of the century (1900) ... "
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. ... "
A Morgon Beaujolais Cru
" ...Dominique Piron is a 14th generation winemaker and the vines are 50 plus years old... "
A French Grenache, Syrah Blend
" ...The first variety usually leads to pedestrian wines ... "
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? ... "
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 Côtes du Rhône
" ...This is a popular, relatively inexpensive wine appellation whose quality varies widely... "
Yet Another Tavel Rosé
" ...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'... "
A High-Volume French Chardonnay
" ...There is no indication of where in France these grapes stem from. ... "
A Languedoc, France Kosher Merlot
" Things really came together with this wine. In a sense... "
A Baron Rothschild Viognier
" ...But he, and now his daughter Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, have made inexpensive wines as well... "
Yet Another Languedoc, France Viognier
" ...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... "
A Pinot Gris From Alsace, France (Under $15)
" ...Opulent, full-bodied and heady, this Pinot Gris... "
A Languedoc, France Cabernet Sauvignon (Under $10)
" ...today's wine that carries the by no means Prestigious Vin de Pays de L'Aude appellation... "
A Languedoc, France Sauvignon Blanc (Under $10)
" ...Check out the company's web site for classic recipes such as hare on a spit, complete with wine pairings... "
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... "
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