Archive for the ‘France’ Category

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Wine For “Happy New Year” ~ The “After Bubbles” Thirst for “What’s Next?”

[Photo: sapannpix] Surely, the wine on New Years Eve and New Years Day don’t only include bubbles, right? Sometimes it’s great fun to be out on New Years Eve and last long enough to segue into “what’s next?” In large events with crowds, we don’t really have to think about what’s next. We we’re living it […]

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Beaujolais News from Georges Dubœuf ~ Beautiful Grapes and Magnificent Vines

I’ve had communications with Georges Dubœuf’s wine company. I’ve had a very insightful phone interview with Franck. For two years in a row, I received a bottle of their Celebration of Beaujolais Day — Beaujolais Nouveau — each year with a very festive, very fun tie to celebrate. They’re so cool.  Quintessential is their exclusive US […]

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Fleurie (Flower Label) 2018 by Georges Dubœuf is So Deliciously Brilliant

Sample: Quintessential Wines ~ Georges Dubœuf Fleurie  2016 (Flower Label) PREFACE – PART 2 ~ RED WINES HEART ~ THE WINERY: This information came from an interview I had with Franck Duboeuf SCIENCE ~ WINEMAKING ~ From the winery SOUL ~ Jo’s notes Photo Credit: ricochet64 ~ Chapel of Saint Pierre in Beaujolais with Mont Brouilly World Region ~ […]

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Georges Dubœuf Pouilly-Fuisse 2015 (Flower Label) ~ Quintessential Wines

Sample: Quintessential Wines ~ Georges Dubœuf Pouilly-Fuisse 2015 (Flower Label) PREFACE – PART 1 ~ WHITE WINES World Regions ~ Mâconnais, France HEART ~ THE WINERY: This information came from an interview I had with Franck Duboeuf SCIENCE ~ WINEMAKING ~ From the winery and from Jo SOUL ~ Wine Blog’s SAMPLE NOTES FOR Georges Dubœuf Pouilly-Fuisse 2015 (Flower Label) Photo […]

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2018 Champagne Harvest Update ~ The Report is Exceptional

From COMITÉ Champagne, France: Progress for the 2018 Champagne harvest: it appears to be an exceptional year for their sparkling wine. SIDEBAR for anyone new to sparkling wine: sparkling wine can only be called “Champagne,” if it comes from the region of Champagne, France. This appellation is just outside of Paris. (It is any wonder that Paris is also […]

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Why do I love French Wines? ~ 2017 Les BilaHaut Rosè les Vignes de Pays D’OC, for Example

Crafted for Maison M. Chapoutier, the 2017 Les BilaHaut Rosè les Vignes de Pays D’OC safely arrived. So easy to enjoy, a consistent brand. This is a wine to bring to pétanque and be the hit of the party. Rosé is such a fun experience. It adds a rosy glow to any gathering. So much […]

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2017 Côtes-du-Rhône Samorëns Rosé Domaine Ferraton Père & Fils

A Rose by Any Other Name ~ Rosé PREFACE: HEART OF THE DEAL ~ THE WINERY: info is coming from the company’s own statements I can’t make up their history Nor am I to try SCIENCE ~ WINEMAKING SOUL ~ SAMPLE My tasting notes Imported from Sera Wine Imports, New York, NY   2017 Côtes-du-Rhône […]

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Valentine Value Vinos from Around the Globe ~ Wines of the Week ~ Day 2 ~ Château de Saint-Amour + Moscato d’Asti DOCG

PREFACE THE HEART OF THE DEAL ~ THE WINERY: info is coming from the company’s own statement I can’t make up their history Nor am I to try THE SCIENCE OF THE DEAL ~ WINEMAKING THE SOUL OF THE DEAL ~ SAMPLE Sample from: Quintessential Wines     2015 Château de Saint-Amour from Georges Duboeuf […]

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Valentine Value Vinos from Around the Globe ~ Wines of the Week ~ Day 1 ~ Toso and Gustav Lorentz

PREFACE THE HEART OF THE DEAL ~ THE WINERY: info is coming from the company’s own statement I can’t make up their history Nor am I to try THE SCIENCE OF THE DEAL ~ WINEMAKING THE SOUL OF THE DEAL ~ SAMPLE Sample from: Quintessential Wines   NV Pascual Toso Brut ~ Maipú Mendoza, Argentina […]

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Worldly Wines of the Week ~ FERRATON Père & Fils

FRANCE ~ FERRATON Père & Fils FERRATON Père & Fils: In 1946, winemaker Jean Orëns Ferraton, also the son of a winemaker, began his vineyard in the Rhône Valley of France. Jean’s son Michel became the next generation rooted in the same passion. Over time, Michel has used new vineyard innovations, to bring their growing […]