Wine Offerings: French Rarities

Cru Beaujolais vs. Cru Savoie Cage-Match

Even though they are only separated by about 50 miles in eastern France, the production zones of Beaujolais and Savoie are quite different. The sandy clay soils over granite of Beaujolais allow the Gamay grape to find its truest expression,…

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Posted on 2017.09.27 in Beaujolais, France, French Rarities, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Fresh & Fleshy Alpine Red

Domaine Jean-Pierre & Jean-François Quénard “Elisa” Mondeuse (Savoie 2014) ~$29/bottle It seems improbable that the mountain landscape of Savoie in far eastern France near the Swiss and Italian borders is capable of producing ripe and fleshy red wines. After all,…

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Posted on 2017.01.25 in France, French Rarities, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Jurassic and Savoie Tasting — Ideal for the Thanksgiving Table

This Saturday, 12-4, we’ll be tasting a selection of wines from several producers in the ancient Jura and Savoie region of France. Importer Charles Neal will be on hand to discuss the wines in detail. Based in…

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Posted on 2016.11.16 in France, French Rarities, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Jurassic Wine Dinner at La Dulce, Thursday, November 17 with Domaine Labet

Please join us on Thursday, November 17, at 6:30p for a Jurassic Wine Dinner featuring the wines of Domaine Labet. Price is $75/seat. The Jura is a bucolic region near the eastern border of France. It is…

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Posted on 2016.11.14 in France, French Rarities, News & Events  |  Read more...

 

Red Pineau des Charentes – Not Just for Dessert Wine

Paul-Marie & Fils Red Pineau des Charentes Vieux Fut #8 Price: $79 The words “dessert wine” on a label can be misleading. It conjures images of intricate cut glass tulips filled with syrupy-sweet wine and paired with elaborate confections. But…

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Posted on 2015.05.14 in France, French Rarities, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

The Rare and Obscure Fruit Liqueurs of Laurent Cazottes

$69/bottle We just received a handful of Wild Quince, Citron, and Folle Noire sweet liqueurs from the tiny production distillery run by rock star distiller Laurent Cazottes. He is France’s leading producer of artisan liqueurs and eau-de-vie. Whether it’s grapes,…

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Posted on 2013.12.23 in France, French Rarities  |  Read more...

 

The Perfect Thanksgiving Wine?

Paul-Marie & Fils Pineau des Charentes Vieux  Price: $79 per bottle The perfect Thanksgiving wine is good wine. And we have plenty of that. Seriously, don’t fret over finding the perfect wine to pair with dinner. If you find yourself…

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Posted on 2013.11.22 in France, French Rarities, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 


 

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