Loire Valley Wines

Spring into Loire Valley Wines

Diversity of grape varieties is one of the best ways to describe Loire Valley wines.  Spring to Loire 2019 presented a trade tasting with three seminars, led by Matthew Kaner, focused on France’s most diverse wine region.  Not only does one find diversity of grapes in the region but diversity of the climate and soils. 

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Provence Rosé

There is always room for Provence Rosé

I think of Rosé as a pretty wine. The iridescent shades of pink, salmon or coral give way to a refreshing wine that invigorates. One place that aligns itself with Rosé is Provence. The region located in the south of France is the capital of Rosé production. A prominent leader in the area and production

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French Rosé Wine

Enjoying French Rosé Wine

There is something about a French Rosé Wine that speaks of France. In most cases, they are different than Spanish or American Rosés. Often the Rosés are lighter in color especially the ones for Côtes de Provence. The aromas are also unique to the region, especially the Côtes de Provence, known for their distinct aromas

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Arrogant Frog Wines

Arrogant Frog: French wines with outstanding value

Looking for the perfect weekday wine to enjoy after coming home from a long day at work? The Arrogant Frog from Domaine Paul Mas located in the Languedoc region of the South of France is the perfect go-to wine on a daily basis. The wine is not only very drinkable, but it is reasonably priced.

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Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem Languedoc hidden gem

Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem: The hidden gem of Languedoc

The relationship between earth and life is the backbone of the winemaking process.  It is undoubtedly the philosophy behind Michel Chapoutier’s wines from Domain De Bila-Haut. The terroir represents earth, and the vineyard symbolizes life. Essentially, the goal of the winemaker is finding the harmony and balance between the two by letting it come forth

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Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône

Les Dauphins: Romancing the Côtes du Rhône from an era gone by

Often it is the wine label that intrigues one to sample a bottle of wine. Such was the case when I was sent two bottles of Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône to review. As an art major in college, one of my favorite art movements is Art Nouveau. The organic style and use of natural

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Thanksgiving wine - Les Vignes Bila-Haut Rouge

Eight wines to enhance your Thanksgiving feast

Thanksgiving is a very social holiday and one that brings people and family together. What better way to enjoy this affable meal than with a nice glass of wine. If you are still thinking about what wines to serve with your Thanksgiving dinner, here are some suggestions that will make you meal more enjoyable. If

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Rarecat Wines St Emilion

Rarecat Wines: A California take on Saint-Emilion

Like the winery’s name, the Rarecat Saint-Emilion is a rarity for both Rarecat Wines and the California wine industry. The story behind this wine is also something unique that signifies the philosophy of winery owner Sharon Kazan Harris. Rarecat Wines are defined as single vineyard wines that often do not reveal themselves all at once.

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Red Wine for Labor Day

Red Wine for a Labor Day Barbecue

To many Labor Day signals the end of summer. The holiday is a celebration of the working class in both United States and Canada. While we celebrate our achievements, it is best done over a dinner, most often a barbecue with steaks ribs or hamburgers. What better way to pay tribute than toasting with a

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Three Summer Rosés

Pleasurable summer wines part II

As summer’s end is quickly upon us here are some white wines and Rosés to finish out your summertime enjoyment. These refreshing wines are part two of a series of pleasurable summer wines I discovered over the past several months. With about one month to go before we hit the autumn season these summer wines

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