Category: Rhône Valley Wines
Invitation to Join French #Winophiles Exploration of Rasteau
Long known for its Vin Doux Naturel wines in red and white, Rasteau, in southern Rhône Valley, was awarded Cru status for its dry red wines in 2010. The diverse soil gives the wines complexity and elegance. Lying within the Mistral corridor, Laurent Robert of Domaine Combre Juliere, describes the wines as “skeletons of the…
Forbes Article: Look Beyond Châteauneuf-du-Pape For Outstanding Southern Rhône Red Wines
My latest Forbes Life article, takes a journey to southern Rhône to look beyond Châteauneuf-du-Pape for outstanding red wines with less lofty price tags. Come with me and explore the Crus Cairanne, Rasteau, Lirac, and Gigondas for high quality, affordable, southern Rhône red wines.
Snooth Article: Tavel Rosé Is The Only Wine You Need This Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is almost here. I can’t believe it! Before you head out this weekend to purchase wine for this special day, please take a moment to read my latest article for Snooth featuring Tavel – the only wine you will need this Thanksgiving.
Lirac AOC Produces Your New Favorite Wines
Is it possible to be a wine producing region for over two-thousand years and yet remain largely unknown? Seemingly unlikely, yet the Lirac AOC in southern Rhône remains a best kept secret. Please allow myself and the French Winophiles to introduce you to your new favorite wine region – Lirac.
Maison M. Chapoutier: Expressing Terroir Through Biodynamics
“Anyone who creates wines must be generous and festive. Without such qualities the creative act is doomed, sterile and vain.” Michel Chapoutier I just returned from a remarkable week in Chile. The focus of the week was terroir: climate, weather, soil. In the Rhone Valley Michel Chapoutier is the benchmark for terroir driven wines. Embracing…
Separation of Church and Wine?
How well do you know world history? How well do you know history of the Christian tradition? How well do you know the history of wine? Why am I asking you these questions? Because historically there is no separation of church and wine. We know that the first vineyards predate Christian history by hundreds of…