Category Archives: French

Thanksgiving Day Wines – Easy as (Pumpkin) Pie!

As the Thanksgiving Day grocery store madness grows closer, who has time to worry about choosing wines for your Thanksgiving feast?! There is a plethora of different flavors and tastes on your Thanksgiving table and you want wines that will make everyone happy. Including your Wine Expert Uncle Pierre as well as teetotaler Gramma Betsy! There is a saying “Ain’t

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The Harmony of Wine and Music

One of the most satisfying things in life is pairing great foods with great wines. Doesn’t it satisfy your ego when you have found the right wine for a meal you created or chose an amazing wine at a nice restaurant? It really is fantastic! But how about if we go one step further? Many of the words you would

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Caves D’esclans Whispering Angel Rosé 2014

Those whispering angels can be very persuasive…..taking an unassuming wine and whispering notions of heavenly nectar through the mind and across the palate. Very intoxicating! Who knew Heaven’s Gate was located in Provence, France where these grapes were grown? Primarily Grenache with a smidge of Vermentino and Cinsault. Bright salmon in color with a soft orange hue. The nose is

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Spirits of the Holiday Season

The holidays have snuck up on us once again and because our schedules are like a snowball rolling swiftly downhill gaining size and speed in every passing minute, who has time to decide what wines to buy for the upcoming festivities? Well, don’t you worry your curled little elf shoes. Just as Santa travels around the world in one night,

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A Garden of Summer Rosés

When Summer is coming up “Rosés”, then we must take advantage and sip them in. So many varieties, flavors, and smells…how can we try them all in just 13 short summer weeks? Colors that go from a pink salmon to a deep cranberry hue. They just scream fun, flavor, and festivities! Just as a rose can be wild and briery,

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Low Calorie Wines

The theory that states “if you don’t see me eating food, then it has no calories” is one that I have followed for years. It was usually a piece of cake, a cookie, a quart of ice cream, or something else that was sweet and high in calorie. But if you didn’t see me eat it, I wasn’t going to

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