Category Archives: France

Beaujolais Climat Wines from Moulin-à-Vent: New Releases

Moulin-à-Vent is the most famous wine growing region of Beaujolais. Last month we traveled to Beaujolais to participate in a tasting of the current releases, including wines made from specific geographic areas called climats in addition to Moulin-à-Vent blends. These … Continue reading

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Current Releases of the Chateau du Moulin-à-Vent

Last month we traveled to Beaujolais to taste the new releases from the Moulin-à-Vent Grand Cru. While there we visited the Chateau du Moulin-à-Vent, which is named after the iconic windmill that sits adjacent to its vineyard. We tasted their … Continue reading

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Saget La Perrière: New Releases from Pouilly, Sancerre, Chinon, and Muscadet

We recently sat down with Arnaud Saget of Saget La Perrière to taste the latest releases of the wines his firm makes from estate vineyards at La Perrière in the Loire Valley and from long-term growers in Languedoc and elsewhere. … Continue reading

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Wines of Ferraton Père & Fils

Ferraton Père & Fils is one of the largest and finest producers in the Northern Rhone.   A joint venture partnership of the Ferraton family and Michel Chapoutier, it produces some of the region’s finest wines from a modern winemaking facility … Continue reading

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Domaine François Raveneau of Chablis: Reviews of the Excellent 2014 Vintage

Our new Report #50 The Wines of Chablis provides a comprehensive picture of one of the greatest wine regions in the world.  No region produces such ethereal wines as does Chablis, and in our 35 page report we orient readers … Continue reading

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The 2014 Rosés of Chateau Gassier

Chateau Gassier has 40 hectares of vines located in the Sainte-Victoire Cru in Puylouhier, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sainte Victoire (see map below).  The rosé wines they make from this special terroir are among the best in Provence. … Continue reading

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Summer Wines from Michel Chapoutier’s Bila-Haut in Roussillon

Michel Chapoutier offers some refreshing, inexpensive wines for summer drinking from his Bila-Haut estate in Roussillon [see map below] close to the border with Spain. We review the 2014 releases. Chapoutier is one of the France’s most successful winemakers. He … Continue reading

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La Chablisienne: Chablis’ Very Modern Cooperative

As part of the preparation for our upcoming report on Chablis, we recently sat down with Hervé Tucki of La Chablisienne at the winery in Chablis, to taste a significant proportion of its large wine portfolio, including Petit Chablis, Chablis, … Continue reading

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2014 Rosés: New Releases from France, Spain and Elsewhere

Many fresh, crisp 2014 Rosés are already on the shelves waiting for consumers eager to welcome the warm weather with a cold glass of wine. In this article, we review a large number of the rosés we’ve tasted over the … Continue reading

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Domaine Alice et Olivier de Moor of Chablis

In preparing a new report on Chablis, we recently met up with Alice and Oliver de Moor in Courgis, located about 7 km southwest of Chablis.  They started their vineyards 20 years ago with just three parcels [Bel-Air, Clardy, Rosette] … Continue reading

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