Tag: France

When Stones Speak: The Wines of Domaine des Ardoisières

Some truly great wines sneak up on you, sip after sip, taste after taste—deepening, resonating, and ultimately resolving into your

The Forest Dreams of the Savoie Vine: The Wines of Domaine Curtet

Can you taste integrity? Spend enough time thinking and talking about wine, especially great wine, and inevitably you have to

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 11/22/20

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 8/2/20

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them

I’ll Drink to That: The Lifetimes of Russell Hone

Episode 464 of I’ll Drink to That! was released recently, and it features Russell Hone, who lives and works in

I’ll Drink to That: Burgundy Winemaker Pierre Morey

Episode 461 of I’ll Drink to That! was released recently, and it features Pierre Morey, whose family runs Domaine Pierre

I’ll Drink to That: Exporter Jeanne-Marie de Champs

Episode 457 of I’ll Drink to That! was released recently, and features Jeanne-Marie de Champs. Jeanne-Marie de Champs is the

I’ll Drink to That: Winemaker Samuel Guibert

Episode 435 of I’ll Drink to That! was released recently, and it features Samuel Guibert, the co-owner and winemaker at

I’ll Drink to That: Mathieu Deiss of Domaine Marcel Deiss

Episode 386 of I’ll Drink to That! was released recently and features Mathieu Deiss, who works with his father at

I’ll Drink to That: Daniel Brunier of Vieux Télégraphe

Episode 357 of I’ll Drink to That! was released recently. It features Daniel Brunier, a partner in the Vieux Télégraphe

I’ll Drink to That: Charles Philipponnat of Champagne Philipponnat

Episode 355 of I’ll Drink to That! was released recently. It features Charles Philipponnat of Champagne Philipponnat, and offers a

I’ll Drink to That: Winemaker Jean-Louis Chave

Episode 352 of I’ll Drink to That! was released recently. It features Jean-Louis Chave of Domaine Jean-Louis Chave and Jean-Louis

French To Destroy the California Wine Industry Over Foie Gras

OK people, now is the time for outrage. If you value the California wine industry, then you can’t ignore the

Being Proud of Your Country’s Wine Doesn’t Mean Anything if You Don’t Drink It

There are a few things you can count on no matter where you are in history. One of them is

Live (Sort of) From the Hospices de Beaune

The Hospices de Beaune wine auction is still in full swing. It opened with great enthusiasm this afternoon, just as

Too Much (Bad?) Muscadet or Evil Taxes?

I read with some dismay this morning, a news article in Decanter Magazine about sixty growers in the Loire Valley’s

Wine and the Internet in France

I’ve often decried the pig-headed idiocy of the French government in its persistent cowing to the lobbying interests of puritanical

Domaine Tempier, Bandol, France: Current Releases

There are two types of people in the world, the joke goes: those who believe the world can be divided

Book Review: Grape Man of Texas by Sherrie McLeRoy and Roy Renfro

Review by Alfonso Cevola. Twenty-five years ago, I got a call from a client of mine, originally from Bordeaux, who