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Enthroned At The Summit Of Larzac: Domaine de Montcalmès, A Languedoc Stand-out, Drinks Well In Its Youth And Shows No Weakness With Age + Recent Arrival Two Rising Stars From Larzac — Five-Bottle Package For $215

If you’re an aspiring domaine owner working with a tight budget, and have an eye to producing world-class French wine, you could do worse than Terrasses du Larzac, where an acre of vineyard land might set you back the equivalent…

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Posted on 2024.02.17 in France  |  Read more...

 

The Paradox of Chenin: Three Neo-vignerons Use The Variety To Explore Anjou Noir’s Microclimates And Soil Complexity With Unique Collection Of Grand Crus And Single-plots

Chenin shares some traits with Marilyn Monroe; it’s blonde, beautiful, rather dreamy and frisky… and, of course, it’s easily exploited. Chenin certainly has a tawdry side (the generic jugs—no pun—from Gallo, circa the 1970s), but when allowed to shine—as Monroe…

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Posted on 2024.01.26 in Savennières, Coteaux-du-Layon, Quarts-de-Chaume, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire  |  Read more...

 

The Paradox of Chenin: Ten of Lower Loire’s Top Young Producers Showcase The Multifaceted Faces of The Grape in Three Distinct Regions (10-Bottle Sampler $399)

Join Us for Saturday Sips: The Paradox of Chenin Come as you are; come any time that’s convenient for you during our business hours to sample selection from this week’s selections. Our staff will be on hand to discuss nuances of…

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Posted on 2023.07.13 in Vouvray, Montlouis-sur-Loire, Touraine, Anjou, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire  |  Read more...

 

Thanksgiving Feast Wine Matchup Pack: Nine Picks to Enhance the Food, Reawaken the Appetite and Renew Weary Taste Buds ($299) + New Arrival: Sparkling Burgundy From Young Puligny-Montrachet Vines

A true masterpiece is composed of many elements, and all the details must be in precise balance: The forearm musculature on Michelangelo’s ‘David’ for example—the intake of breath in the nostril of Sanmartino’s ‘Veiled Christ.’ This is as true for…

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Posted on 2022.11.11 in Montlouis-sur-Loire, Menetou-Salon, Crémant du Bourgogne, Savoie, Côte Chalonnaise, Givry, Moulin-à-Vent, Beaujolais-Villages, Puligny-Montrachet, France, Spain DO, Penedes, Beaujolais, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire, Sherry/Jerez, Cava, Alsace  |  Read more...

 

Wines That Have Recently Captured Our Attention: Seven Gestures By Seven Thoughtful Producers In The Loire And The French Mediterranean (7-Bottle Pack $269)

I’ve always imagined that one of the great pleasures (and challenges) of owning an art gallery is mounting significant shows—exhibitions that represent a relevant theme, whether it is showcasing new talent, topical issues or illustrating cross-cultural interpretations of a similar…

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Posted on 2022.09.20 in Saumur-Champigny, Touraine, Anjou, Pouilly-Fumé, Vouvray, Terrasses du Larzac, Patrimonio, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Corsica  |  Read more...

 

A Letter to The Editor: re: “The Producers of Right Now.” Four in Eight Wines. (8-Bottle Pack $228)

When our friend and colleague Leslie Pariseau from ‘PUNCH’ Drinks sent out an email to wine retailers and restaurant/bar managers asking about the state of the art in wine appreciation today, we thought it was worthy of a…

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Posted on 2022.04.28 in La Tierra de Castilla, Saumur-Champigny, Touraine, France, Spain DO, Wine-Aid Packages, Rioja DOC  |  Read more...

 

Brothers in Wine – Everyday Bottles from a Big Family Name in the Loire Valley

The brothers Philippe and Thierry Germain have relatively short but storied winemaking careers in France’s Loire Valley. Thierry arrived first. Raised in Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, at the family winery of Château Yon-Figeac, Thierry set out on his own in 1991 at the…

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Posted on 2018.08.22 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Loire  |  Read more...

 

Refreshing Loire Cabernet Franc from Top Producer in Saumur-Champigny

Saumur-Champigny has the reputation for producing some of the finest expressions of Cabernet Franc available to humanity. The underlying tuffeau (a soft, chalky limestone) is the foremost element in Saumur-Champigny’s distinctive quality. It is here, in the small town of…

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Posted on 2018.05.09 in Saturday Sips Wines, France, Loire  |  Read more...

 

Pure, Crystalline Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc from the Middle Loire Valley

Mix-and-Match any six or more Thierry Germain Saumur and Saumur-Champigny wines and receive 10% off. Thierry Germain conjures heady and uncompromising wines from his 69 acre estate, Domaine des Roches Neuves, just south of the city of Saumur. This is…

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Posted on 2016.01.06 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Loire  |  Read more...

 

Luscious Aged Loire Chenin Blanc

September 29 – October 5, 2014 1999 Château de la Roulerie Coteaux du Layon-Chaume Les Aunis Price: $69/bottle The River Layon, a tributary of the Loire, meanders its way through a variety of soils and rocks. But its in a…

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Posted on 2014.09.28 in France, Loire  |  Read more...

 


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