Wine Offerings: France

2016 Red & White Burgundy from Revered Parcels in Côte de Beaune — Great Value for the Burgundy Insider

The story of Domaine Lafouge goes back centuries. It was established in 1650 in the village of Auxey-Duresses, just west of the vineyards of Meursault. Although the family has been producing wines from village and premier cru vineyards for several…

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Posted on 2019.09.12 in France  |  Read more...

 

Old Vines Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côtes-du-Rhône from a Top Estate in Southern France

The roots of Domaine Saint Préfert can be traced back almost a century. Founded in the 1920s, it quickly earned renown for superior quality, and even became one of the first wines exported from southern Rhône into the…

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Posted on 2019.09.05 in France, Saturday Sips, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

Muscadet – the Great White (Wine) of Loire Atlantique

Join us this Saturday to taste three different Muscadet from two top producers in the region. There are a few things one should know about Muscadet: 1) Although it is sometimes confused with Muscat or Moscato, Muscadet is not a…

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Posted on 2019.08.29 in France, Loire, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Champagne Tarlant — Masters of Low Dosage

The Tarlant family has tended vines in the Vallée de la Marne since 1687. They began producing their own wine in the 1870s. Such a long and rich history has allowed Benoît Tarlant, the latest family member to head the…

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Posted on 2019.08.18 in Champagne, France, Special Selections  |  Read more...

 

Dispatches from the Land of Cabernet Franc

Join us this Saturday as we explore the diversity of the Middle Loire valley through several different bottles. Although adjacent, Saumur-Champigny and Chinon belong to two separate sub-regions; Anjou-Saumur and Touraine, respectively. Both regions are known for malleable limestone (tuffeau)…

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Posted on 2019.08.08 in France, Loire, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society

Welcome to The Champagne Society Congratulations! In the coming months you will be drinking some of the best Champagne and sparkling wines known to humanity. As a member of The Champagne Society, you’re in a select community of like-minded folks…

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Posted on 2019.08.01 in Champagne, France, Special Selections, The Champagne Society  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society – August 2019 Selection

Champagne Tarlant “Zero” Brut Nature Two Half Bottles Price for The Champagne Society members: $64 The Tarlant family has tended vines in the Vallée de la Marne since 1687. They began producing their own wine in the 1870s….

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Pure Riesling and Pinot Noir from a Rising Star in Alsace

The winemaking region of Alsace — located in far eastern France, on the border of southern Germany — is perhaps the most geologically complex in all of France. Much like Burgundy, the vineyards of Alsace lie on the western side of…

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Posted on 2019.07.25 in Alsace, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Jean-Charles Abbatucci — Making World-Class Wines, Supporting Tradition in Corsica

Although the island of Corsica is France’s most southerly vineyard area, it is surprisingly not its hottest. Elevation and wind modify the realities of latitude, demonstrated by the remarkable freshness of the best of Corsica’s white wines, and the almost…

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Posted on 2019.07.11 in Corsica, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Laurent Vaillé‘s Domaine de la Grange des Pères – Cult Wine from Languedoc

If we ever questioned why Laurent Vaillé‘s Domaine de la Grange des Pères Red has attained cult status, a recent tasting of an early 2000s vintage presented us the answer. It was near perfection. Layers of earthy, herbal complexity balanced…

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Posted on 2019.07.08 in France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 


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