May 2021

“The Garden of France” Bounty: Cabernet Franc & Pinot Noir Reds from Six Appellations in the Loire Valley. (6-Bottle Pack $259, All Included.)

The Loire Valley, the fabled stable for thoroughbred whites from Sancerre, Savennières and Vouvray, has often (and unfairly) been dismissed for its reds. In fact, cooler vintages of the past have sometimes resulted in erratic ripening, leading to thin, somewhat…

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Posted on 2021.05.20 in France, Loire  | 


3 Outstanding Producers in ‘Tuscany of the Gironde’: Fronsac’s Exceptional Terroir in St-Émilion-Pomerol Backyard. (9-Bottle Pack $286, All Included)

When arguing political ideologues, it’s wise to remember that the left wing and the right wing are part of the same bird; likewise, in Bordeaux, the Left Bank and the Right Bank refer to the same river system. In southwest…

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Posted on 2021.05.18 in France, Bordeaux  | 


France’s Central-Loire Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Noir: White, Red …. and Rosé for Your Mom, Sancerre-ly. (6-Bottle Pack $298, All Included)

The languid Loire is the longest river in France, and its winemaking locus, occasionally interspersed with cereal crops, covers almost 200,000 acres. Originating in the south—virtually in the Rhône appellation—the river scrambles up through Orléans and hooks toward Tours in…

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Posted on 2021.05.08 in France, Loire  | 


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