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Cru Beaujolais vs. Cru Savoie Cage-Match

Even though they are only separated by about 50 miles in eastern France, the production zones of Beaujolais and Savoie are quite different. The sandy clay soils over granite of Beaujolais allow the Gamay grape to find its truest expression,…

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Posted on 2017.09.27 in Beaujolais, France, French Rarities, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Fresh & Fleshy Alpine Red

Domaine Jean-Pierre & Jean-François Quénard “Elisa” Mondeuse (Savoie 2014) ~$29/bottle It seems improbable that the mountain landscape of Savoie in far eastern France near the Swiss and Italian borders is capable of producing ripe and fleshy red wines. After all,…

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Posted on 2017.01.25 in France, French Rarities, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Jurassic and Savoie Tasting — Ideal for the Thanksgiving Table

This Saturday, 12-4, we’ll be tasting a selection of wines from several producers in the ancient Jura and Savoie region of France. Importer Charles Neal will be on hand to discuss the wines in detail. Based in…

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Posted on 2016.11.16 in France, French Rarities, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 


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