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 France, Saturday Sips Wines, 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  | 


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