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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, 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, Provence, Saturday Sips  |  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, Provence, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Southern Rhône Round Two

We had such a fantastic turnout for last Saturday’s tasting that we decided to hold another Southern Rhône tasting this coming Saturday. We’ll be pouring a handful of hearty, sun-drenched wines, both red and white. We’ll be…

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Posted on 2015.01.21 in Saturday Sips, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

Château de La Font du Loup – Elegance in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

La Font du Loup (the fountain of the wolf) is both a famous lieu-dit situated in the heart of Châteauneuf-du-Pape within the commune of Courthézon, and the name of the natural spring in the center of the estate. Legend has…

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Posted on 2013.09.20 in France, Saturday Sips, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 


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