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

 

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 Saturday Sips Wines, France, Beaujolais, French Rarities  |  Read more...

 

Fresh & Fleshy Alpine Red

Domaine Jean-Pierre & Jean-François Quénard “Elisa” Mondeuse (Savoie 2014) ~$29/bottle SOLD OUT 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….

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

 


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