Tag Archives: Rhone

Tavel: The Rosé of Kings

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

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Montalcino and Rhône Wines from JAO Wine Imports

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.

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New 2012 Releases from Ledge Vineyards Paso Robles

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

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Champagne and Rhône Selections from JAO Imports

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

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J Vidal-Fleury: New Releases from the Rhône

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.

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Tasting Paso Robles Wines

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

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Vignobles Michel Gassier: New Releases from Costières de Nîmes

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

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Vinhos de Lisboa [Wines of Lisbon]

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

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Vidal Fleury Rhone Wines: Reviews of New Releases

A great starting point for learning about the individuality and typicity of the wines of the northern and southern Rhone is to taste the wines of Vidal Fleury. This winery offers a wide variety of reasonably priced wines from all … Continue reading

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