Wine Offerings: Loire

A Dozen Rosés: The French Climate Divide: Northern (Oceanic) vs. Southern (Mediterranean) in Six Types by Six Producers (12-Bottle Pack $246, Tax Included)

With apologies to Mr. Shakespeare, a rosé by any other name would probably be sweeter. The fortunes of pink wine have risen and fallen with consumer tastes, especially in the United States, where rosé has endured a shunning for being…

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Posted on 2021.08.20 in Chinon, France, Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire, Provence, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

Exploring the French Backcountry Along the Route of ‘Tour de France’ in Ten Stages. The ‘Tricolore’ in Red, White and Rosé. (10-Bottle Pack $291, Tax Included)

Exploring the French Backcountry Along the Route of ‘Tour de France’ in Ten Stages. The ‘Tricolore’ in Red, White and Rosé. The terrain is rough but the terroir is sweet! The Tour de France was founded in 1903—which, for the…

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Posted on 2021.07.16 in Jura, Jura, Savoie, France, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Southern Rhone, Northern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

The French Rosé Climate Divide: Northern (Oceanic) vs. Southern (Mediterranean) in Six Types by Six Producers. (12-Bottle Pack $255, Tax Included)

Tastes in wine run hot and cold and so do the climates that produce them. Nearly every commercial vine on earth is grown between 30° – 50° latitude (both north and south), but that range offers an almost endless array…

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Posted on 2021.07.02 in France, Wine-Aid Packages, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Provence  |  Read more...

 

“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  |  Read more...

 

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  |  Read more...

 

Wine-Aid: $165 “The Other Cabernet” – 3 Types of Cabernet Franc from 3 Producers in the Heart of the Loire (6 Bottles, All Included and Delivered)

Stone rarely looms as large in French life as it does along the Loire River Valley. The generous and celebrated local supplies of malleable limestone (tuffeau) are responsible for both grand old castles and Cabernet Franc-based wines that are lively and…

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Posted on 2020.09.09 in France, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire  |  Read more...

 

$270 “A Dozen Rosés” Wine-Aid Package — Crisp, Cool Climate Rosé + A Rosé Sparkler (All Included and Delivered)

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” — Rainer Maria Rilke Whether you’re social-distancing with friends on the patio, grilling in the backyard, or just relaxing on a cozy chair with a…

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Posted on 2020.06.08 in France, Beaujolais, Spain DO, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire, Cava, South West  |  Read more...

 

A Quick Note on Saturday Sips + A Loire Cabernet Franc Excursion

To encourage the recommended social distancing we are placing our Saturday tastings on hold. Our weekly emails will go out as usual with a bit more emphasis on regional discovery. As always, we are happy to provide our deep insight…

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Posted on 2020.03.19 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Loire  |  Read more...

 

Loire Valley Cabernet Franc from Bernard Baudry – Fruit, Terroir, Balance

Bernard Baudry is easily one of Chinon’s best producers. Born into a winemaking family, Bernard studied oenology in Beaune and began his professional life as a vine-tending consultant at the Tours laboratory. In 1975 he decided to start…

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Posted on 2020.01.09 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Loire  |  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, Saturday Sips Wines, Loire  |  Read more...

 


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