October 2018

Legends Old & New in the Beaujolais and Mâconnais Regions of Burgundy

These weeks leading into the holidays have us thinking about the affordable and refreshing wines that work so well with the great variety and abundance of food on the table during gatherings of friends and family.

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2018.10.25 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Burgundy  | 


Pure & Succulent Chardonnay from Burgundy’s Viré-Clessé

The Mâconnais region of southern Burgundy is white wine country and the Chardonnay variety is particularly at home on these limestone slopes with just a bit more warmth than the Côte d’Or. One of the top producers in the region,…

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Posted on 2018.10.17 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Burgundy  |  Read more...


Beguiling Provençal Wines from a Virtuoso of the Vine

The appellation of Les Baux-de-Provence is unmistakably Provençal. Between olive groves and pine forests the rocky landscape is wild with the fragrant garrigue that marks its wines. Although the appellation is small and relatively new, the handful of winemaking estates…

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Posted on 2018.10.11 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Provence  |  Read more...


Corsican Beauties

Dry farming is a bit of a buzzword when talking about fruit quality in New World wines but for most of Europe’s classic grape-growing regions dry farming is obligatory because irrigation is illegal. This is possibly at its most extreme…

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Posted on 2018.10.03 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Corsica  |  Read more...


The Champagne Society – October 2018 Selection: Champagne Serge Mathieu

Champagne Serge Mathieu Brut Prestige OR Brut Rosé Price for The Champagne Society members: $65 The Aube region forms the southernmost part of Champagne, closer to the vineyards of Chablis than to the bulk of Champagne vineyards of the Marne….

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Posted on 2018.10.02 in France, Burgundy, The Champagne Society  |  Read more...


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