Wine Offerings: France

Burgundy with a Southern Accent II: Côte Chalonnaise’s Ruby Reds and Delicate Whites – Seven Producers in Five Appellations. (7-Bottle Pack $299)

Burgundy with a Southern Accent II: Côte Chalonnaise’s Ruby Reds and Delicate Whites – Seven Producers in Five Appellations. The legend of Snow White and Rose Red may have originated with the Brothers Grimm in Germany, but a modern reenactment can…

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Posted on 2021.07.22 in Côte Chalonnaise, Bouzeron, Mercurey, Rully, Monatgny, Givry, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Exploring the French Backcountry Along the Route of ‘Tour de France’ in Ten Stages. The ‘Tricolore’ in Red, White and Rosé. (10-Bottle Pack $291, Tax Included)

Exploring the French Backcountry Along the Route of ‘Tour de France’ in Ten Stages. The ‘Tricolore’ in Red, White and Rosé. The terrain is rough but the terroir is sweet! The Tour de France was founded in 1903—which, for the…

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Posted on 2021.07.16 in Jura, Jura, Savoie, France, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Southern Rhone, Northern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

White Burgundy with a Southern Accent: Soil Riches Told in Parcels in Two Mâconnais Appellations. (6-Bottle Pack $277, Tax Included.)

White Burgundy with a Southern Accent: Soil Riches Told in Parcels in Two Mâconnais Appellations. The Mâconnais is the soul of southern Burgundy; it is an artist’s dreamscape of undulating hills and picturesque valleys. Extending nearly 25 miles from the…

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Posted on 2021.07.08 in France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

The French Rosé Climate Divide: Northern (Continental) vs. Southern (Mediterranean) in Six Types by Six Producers. (12-Bottle Pack $255, Tax Included)

Tastes in wine run hot and cold and so do the climates that produce them. Nearly every commercial vine on earth is grown between 30° – 50° latitude (both north and south), but that range offers an almost endless array…

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Posted on 2021.07.02 in France, Wine-Aid Packages, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Provence  |  Read more...

 

In the Cradle of Malbec: The Wines of Cahors’ Top Producer in Four Notes. (8-Bottle Pack $280, Tax Included)

The Cahors AOP was created exclusively for red wines crafted from Malbec grapes, and unlike much of Southern France (where many grape varieties equate to a multitude of styles) Cahors has largely remained a one-trick pony, fully capable of elevating…

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Posted on 2021.06.29 in France, South West  |  Read more...

 

Bloomsday Commemoration: Beaune Odyssey in Six Premier Crus (Father’s Day 6-Bottle Pack $299, Tax Included)

“Glowing wine on his palate lingered swallowed. Crushing in the winepress grapes of Burgundy. Sun’s heat it is. Seems to a secret touch telling me memory. Touched his sense moistened remembered. Hidden under wild ferns on Howth below us bay…

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Posted on 2021.06.21 in France, Burgundy  |  Read more...

 

Gamay Expressed in 8 Appellations by Beaujolais’ New Generation: A Wealth of Terroir. (10-Bottle Pack $298, Tax Included.)

A few miles north of Lyon lies Beaujolais, a storied French wine appellation that overlaps both Burgundy and the Rhône, paying homage to both while owing allegiance to neither. The picturesque vineyards are planted almost exclusively to Gamay for reds…

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Posted on 2021.06.15 in France, Beaujolais, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Pure Burgundy: Chardonnay Never Had It So Good. The Flagship Cuvées of Four of Chablis’ Top-Tier Producers. (8-Bottle Pack $298, All Included.)

When Chardonnay is grown in climates less than ideal, resulting flaws are often tempered by oak. If such wines are described as cedary, buttery, vanilla-like or toasty, and chances are, the taster is defining qualities derived from the barrels used…

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Posted on 2021.06.03 in France, Burgundy  |  Read more...

 

The Ascent of Corsican Wines: A Feast of Distinctive Varieties and Terroirs by 5 Leading Producers. (8-Bottle Memorial Day Pack $269, All Included.)

If you took the wine savvy of France, blended it with the climate of the Italian Riviera and stirred in the heritage of Greece, you might think you’d just created the Valhalla of Viniculture—a test tube appellation with Goldilocks conditions…

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Posted on 2021.06.01 in France, Corsica  |  Read more...

 

“The Garden of France” Bounty: Cabernet Franc & Pinot Noir Reds from Six Appellations in the Loire Valley. (6-Bottle Pack $259, All Included.)

The Loire Valley, the fabled stable for thoroughbred whites from Sancerre, Savennières and Vouvray, has often (and unfairly) been dismissed for its reds. In fact, cooler vintages of the past have sometimes resulted in erratic ripening, leading to thin, somewhat…

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Posted on 2021.05.20 in France, Loire  |  Read more...

 


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