Tag Archives: France

RhonéA Vacqueyras Fontimple 2017

This is a wonderfully impressive Rhone red wine from the Vacqueyras region in Southeastern France! This region is known for growing Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre grapes and that is exactly what this Rhone blend is with 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 20% Mourvedre. In my glass, violet in color with a ruby rim. Bountiful dark fruit, earth, spices, and floral

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Lamblin & Fils “Fourchaume” Chablis Premier Cru 2018

The region of Chablis, Burgundy is known for its legendary Pinot Noir red wines and Chardonnay white wines. If your bottle of white wine says “Chablis”, then its from Burgundy and it is a Chardonnay! Usually un-oaked or very lightly oaked, these wines bring about the natural flavors of the Chardonnay grape without the influence of an oak barrel. In

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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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