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Lure Of The Loire II: A Wide Range Of Red Varieties, Soils And Microclimates Allow For A Diversity Of Wines And Styles By Upstart Generation

The media engine behind French wine seems driven primarily by two wheels—Burgundy and Bordeaux—while the Loire is often relegated to third-wheel status. And it’s not from want of praise: The vivid, crisp, hauntingly aromatic and almost supernaturally focused wines of…

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Posted on 2024.02.02 in Chinon, Saumur-Champigny, Touraine, Anjou, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire  |  Read more...

 

Guerrilla Producers Explore The Balance Between Vine and Land in The Splendid Isolation of The Ardèche Region in Southeastern France – Eleven Wines From Four Vignerons ($379)

It is said that there are wines to be drunk sitting down and there are wines to be drunk standing up. The former category includes blockbusters whose names we proudly drop and whose price may at times outstrip quality but…

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Posted on 2023.10.27 in France, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Five Beaujolais Producers Channel Morgon in All Its Glorious Complexity, All Insanely Easy to Drink (8-Bottle Sampler $295)

Join Us for Saturday Sips: The Originality of Morgon 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 2023.06.23 in Morgon, Touraine, France, Beaujolais, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Lure of The Loire: A Range of Red Grapes, Soils and Microclimates Allow for A Diversity of Wines and Styles by an Upstart Generation 12-Bottle Sampler $369

The media engine behind French wine seems driven primarily by two wheels—Burgundy and Bordeaux—while the Loire is often relegated to third-wheel status. And it’s not from want of praise: The vivid, crisp, hauntingly aromatic and almost supernaturally focused wines of…

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Posted on 2023.05.02 in Saumur-Champigny, Touraine, Anjou, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire  |  Read more...

 

Gamay and Sauvignon Blanc’s Strong Presence in Touraine, the Heart of Loire Valley, And Rightfully So. Four Producers Represented in 9-Bottle Pack ($259), 5 Red And 4 White

John Updike refers to the French as ‘that strange race, neither northern nor southern, both sensual and ascetic, the epitome in turn of chivalry and the bourgeoisie.’ Updike, a prolific writer of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and art/literary reviews, never got…

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Posted on 2023.02.15 in Touraine, France, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Savoie Fare: Distinctive and Immediately Appealing Wines From The French Alpine Region Rare Local Varieties + Domaine Blard & Fils (5-Bottle Sampler Pack $173)

Italy is one giant vineyard, cuff to heel, but in France, wine regions are like fireflies in a midnight garden; they light up isolated corners. The brightest fireflies command most of the attention, of course, and as a result, the…

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Posted on 2023.01.31 in Savoie, France, Wine-Aid Packages  |  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 Savoie, Côte Chalonnaise, Givry, Moulin-à-Vent, Beaujolais-Villages, Puligny-Montrachet, Montlouis-sur-Loire, Menetou-Salon, Crémant du Bourgogne, France, Beaujolais, Spain DO, Penedes, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire, Sherry/Jerez, Cava, Alsace  |  Read more...

 

Beaujolais’s Moulin-à-Vent 2019 Harvest Delivers Reduced Quantity But Optimal Quality The Power Of Terroir Manifested In Six Locations at Château du Moulin-à-Vent (6-Bottle Pack $293)

The image of a windmill is a perfect metaphor for humanity’s communion with nature; harvesting the air and using the rotation of a man-made propeller to generate power is synergy at its most basic, and it is also a good…

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Posted on 2022.10.14 in Moulin-à-Vent, France, Beaujolais, Wine-Aid Packages  |  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...

 

Uncommon Finds in The Savoie Region as ‘Tour de France ’22’ Traverses the French Alps: Uphill All the Way. Two ‘Natural’ Producers with 2 Whites & 4 Reds (Pack $299)

People tend to shy away from tours where most of their time is spent getting from one destination to the next, but in the Tour de France, that’s the whole point. Over 24 days, the Tour de France makes a…

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Posted on 2022.07.07 in Savoie, France, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 


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