Archive for the Tag 'French wine'

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A Fourteen Week French Wine Scholar™ program in live online-classroom format

Meet the talented instructors who will lead the 14-Week French Wine Scholar ™ program in live online-classroom format, beginning on June 8, 2017.   STUDY UNDER TALENTED AND RENOWNED WINE INSTRUCTORS Sharon McLean is an award-winning wine educator whose ability to teach has been proved time and again by her students: Her wine knowledge is […]

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Becoming A French or Italian Wine Scholar Has Never Been Easier

The Wine Scholar Guide program providers in California are offering the Wine Scholar Guild’s French Wine Scholar and Italian Wine Scholar programs. Both session programs are beginning shortly. These wine courses are designed to provide committed students of wine with the most advanced and comprehensive specialization programs, on both French and Italian wines. Look for an […]

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Buzet you say? Sans Sulfites Ajoutés Buzet, okay…

SANS ~ The Wine that “respects both Man and Nature” 2015 Sans Sulfites Ajoutés Buzet This wine is a beautifully soft and delicious wine. It’s completely food friendly, a ballet on your pallet. As I read about their wine, this indicates why I found the wine to be so alluring: The grapes were harvested at […]

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Bordeaux ~ Top 10 Things I Learned From Peter M. F. Sichel ~ partie seize

While reading Peter M. F. Sichel‘s book, The Secrets of My Life: Vintner, Prisoner, Soldier, Spy, I learned a lot about a lot… His Chapter 29, Becoming a Bordeaux Vintner was very important to me. I’ve been inspired by Millesima, a négociant company based in Bordeaux since 1983, to learn more about Bordeaux wines. Author […]

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Wine of the Week ~ Region: Europe ~ Spain (Alali) and France (Bali Haut)

Spanish Wine of the Week From the Valdepeñas region of Spain: Viña Albali ~ Félix Solís Avantis is one of the top 10 wine companies in the world, and the largest producer of still wines in Spain.  More than 5,2834,410 gallons of their wines are sold, in more than 90 countries. They produce high quality […]

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Top 10 intriguing things about France and its wines

France and its wines  I have traced myself back to Charlemagne. And, yes, so can many other people of Europe, because he had 17 children with eight of his 10 known wives (or concubines). So, where does that put me? In line also with Pippin the Short, Charles Martel, and the Kings of Scot. I […]

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Organic wines and a bird defect

I just don’t get out much lately. I’ve got so many things to do that joining others… taking that precious time… has been eluding me for a while. Jose and I just made the time, with our friend Sue Straight (Wine Wench) and her friend Mindy Joyce, to taste 17 imported organic wines. What a […]

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“French Wine” Led to…

Frivolous Friday… So, Jose and I got on a roll, while we were at Chinois Asian Bistro, our favorite restaurant in Windsor. As we were both enjoying a glass of Torrontes he said, “Aren’t French wines taking a beating? Did you ever notice there’s a lot of French things?’ And we began to list them, […]

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Reliving the Dream of Brixr and Crushpad

I was asked if I’d participate in Crushpad’s Brixr – the “iTunes of Wine” – event. At the time, I was living with my left ear being plugged since visiting LA. My head cold migrated during the flight from the pressure, and I was put on steroids. (My office staff was avoiding me, and I […]

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French Tour Company Options for Bordeaux and the South of France

This blog is just opening so many doors… Tours in France? How luscious is that? Here are two that have come to me, and I researched on line… Not in person, yet, but that’s likely to happen. Just as an FYI – AIR TRANSPORT is not included with either of these tour companies. 1) The Bordeaux […]