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2021 Underscored the Challenges Southern Rhône & Provence Producers are Facing Amidst Climatic Extremes, Yet These 9 Makers Produced Easily Drinkable, Unexpectedly Complex Dry Rosé (10-Bottle Pack $264) + (3-Bottle Pack $72)

We can all agree that rosé is ideal for warm weather, and we can probably also agree that climate change is leading to a bit too much warm weather. And that does not necessary lead to more rosé, since the…

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Posted on 2022.06.24 in Sancerre, Gigondas, Tavel, Côte-de-Provence, Côtes-du-Rhône, Rosé de Loire, Anjou, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire, Provence, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

Quaffable Holiday Dozen. The Hedonistic Wines of The Southern Rhône’s Six Mighty Crus: Hunting Ground for Bounty (4 Reds & 2 Rosés in 12-Bottle Pack $299) + A Dozen of Reds for $150

‘More bang for the buck’ or ‘more bounce to the ounce’? —choose your idiom and see how well it applies in Southern Rhône. Two factors contribute to the ocean of wild, hedonistic and affordable wines from the ground floor of…

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Posted on 2022.05.26 in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Tavel, Rasteau, Vacqueyras, Lirac, Cairanne, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

Isabel Ferrando’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Old-Vine Grenache is “The Heart of Our Vineyards and the Soul of Our Wine” and Old-Vine Whites (6-Bottle Assortment, $299)

To Blend or Not to Blend The magic of the blend is the keystone in Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s rock-solid reputation; fifteen varieties are legally permitted in the appellation, and the proportion of each used in the final cuvée is a reflection of…

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Posted on 2022.02.05 in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

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...

 

Saturday Sips + Saturday Sips Review Package (6-Pack for $310 All-Included): 3 Expressions of Châteauneuf-du-Pape Terroir From Exceptional Producer

If you like biodynamic wines, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and lauded producers, you’ll find them all at this Saturday’s tasting, One of France’s most influential vignerons, Jean-Paul Daumen is the fifth-generation owner and winemaker of Domaine de la Vieille…

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2020.10.21 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

Summer-Aid: $290 Northern & Southern Rhône “Country Wines” from Three Great Producers (12 Bottles, All Included and Delivered)

Our latest Wine-Aid box features a selection of wines that represent the value that can be found from Rhône Valley’s top producers when you dig deep into their portfolios. While these “Country Wines” are generally everyday drinkers, they all rise…

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Posted on 2020.08.26 in France, Wine-Aid Packages, Southern Rhone, Northern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

Summer-Aid: $290 “A Summer in Provence” — 6 Bottles from Domaine Hauvette — Red, White, and France’s Best Rosé (All Included and Delivered)

The appellation of Les Baux-de-Provence is unmistakably Provençal. Between olive groves and pine forests the rocky landscape is wild with the fragrant garrigue that marks its wines. Although the appellation is small and relatively new, the handful of winemaking estates…

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Posted on 2020.07.08 in France, Wine-Aid Packages, Provence  |  Read more...

 

Heady Southern Rhône Red — 2016 Gigondas from Top Producer in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Domaine Les Pallières “Racines” (Gigondas 2016) Special Price: $232/6-pack (~$39/bottle) The next best thing to a great Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a less expensive, yet superb Gigondas (pronounced jhee-gohn-dahss) from celebrated Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers. Brothers and fourth generation winemakers Frédéric and Daniel Brunier are…

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Posted on 2019.06.20 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

Sunny Provence — Domaine de la Tour du Bon and All the Colors of Bandol

Although relatively small, Bandol is easily Provence’s most recognized appellation. It’s sun-soaked southerly terraces brushed with Medditerranean breezes are ideal for cultivating Mourvèdre. Mourvèdre is a grape variety with one of the longest growing cycles, but when fully ripened has…

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Posted on 2019.06.06 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Provence  |  Read more...

 

Beguiling Provençal Wines from a Virtuoso of the Vine

The appellation of Les Baux-de-Provence is unmistakably Provençal. Between olive groves and pine forests the rocky landscape is wild with the fragrant garrigue that marks its wines. Although the appellation is small and relatively new, the handful of winemaking estates…

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Posted on 2018.10.11 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Provence  |  Read more...

 


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