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Tag Archives: Rhone
The “Rosé of Kings”, Tavel has been the world’s most famous producer of rosé for over 200 years, although wine has been made here since Roman times. It is said that Tavel was the favorite wine of King Philippe IV, … Continue reading
JAO Imports is best known for the excellent Burgundies that it imports to the US, but it also brings in selected wines from other parts of Europe, including Champagne, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and Montalcino.
These new releases from Ledge Vineyards are impressive. They are crafted by Mark Adams, former assistant winemaker to Justin Smith at Saxum Vineyards in Paso Robles. They include two vineyard designated wines from top vineyards, two pretty Rhone blends, and … Continue reading
John Otterbeck, owner and founder of JAO Imports, and his wife Dominique are especially well known for the very high quality wines they bring in from boutique, family run domaines in Burgundy. While focused on Burgundy, they also venture a … Continue reading
Vidal-Fleury is the Rhône Valley’s oldest continuously operating winery, grower and negociant. Year after year they produce a variety of reasonably priced wines from all the major Rhône appellations. The wines are good quality, easy drinking and food friendly.
The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance sponsored a tasting of wines from Paso Robles in Washington earlier this month. While we’ve reviewedthe wines of individual Paso Robles wineries in the past, this was an opportunity to taste a much wider … Continue reading
The Costiéres de Nîmes is the southernmost wine growing region of the Rhône Valley. Located southwest of Chateuneuf-du-Pape, the Costiéres de Nîmes appellation includes part of the Camargue Rhône delta, bordering the Rhone to the east and including the ancient, … Continue reading
The Comissão Vitivinícola da Região Lisboa presented new releases of several producers at tastings in New York and Washington this week. In centuries past these wines were highly sought after. In today’s globalized world they are almost impossible to find, … Continue reading