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Gigondas wine: a forgotten Rhone magic

Gigondas wine: a forgotten Rhone magic During my last trip in the Rhone valley, I visited the well know Chateauneuf-du-Pape and the too often forgotten lovely Gigondas appellation. Rhone valley is still one of the key region ( and one of my favourite) to produce great wines for still great price compared to some other French […]

Emidio Pepe Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2011 venice boat

Emidio Pepe Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2011

Emidio Pepe Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2011 A singular classy beauty, all about close to perfection – a very appealing wine with great freshness & concentration – done by one of the Abruzzo legend – thanks for this treat Emidio Even better to taste on the last ferry leaving Venice at night with great friends. Find out […]

Sfriso Prosecco Extra Dry Venice

Sfriso Prosecco DOC Extra Dry

Sfriso Prosecco DOC Extra Dry A friendly crispy and easy going Prosecco Extra Dry from the flat land, produced in a family domaine – Sfriso cares most about its consumers and about its product quality – one of the only winery to provide a direct customer service selling directly to them This wine truly made […]

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Bordeaux 2014 Primeurs Prices

Bordeaux 2014 Primeurs Prices As the Bordeaux Primeurs 2014 starts releasing prices, here is the full list updated day by day of the prices per bottle without taxes. It seems like prices went up again compared to the previous 2013. (Sources: Millesima – http://www.millesima.fr/ ) – Cheers #winelover !   REDS: Péssac Léognan: Château Haut-Brion 2014: 282,00€ […]

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Champagne Gremillet Rose Brut – subtle

Champagne Gremillet Rose Brut – A limited edition – Juicy and subtle rosé Champagne. To provide the best, home to therefore chosen to develop each year 200 magnums of rosé. I tasted a friendly and discret rosé Champagne. 2015 is a first! It will be presented in a black box, simple and chic. Subtle and […]

Francois Chidaine Touraine Sauvignon 2013

Francois Chidaine Touraine Sauvignon 2013

Francois Chidaine Touraine Sauvignon 2013 A very nice “entry” level wine from Chidaine – simple, the wine knows how to seduce you with a crisp fruity note where the purity of the aromatic Sauvignon without over making it and being over intense – a crystalline wine, dry and asking for more- a top value for […]

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Bodegas Moraza Cosecha 2012

Bodegas Moraza Cosecha 2012 Organic farming in the heart of La Rioja Alta, Fermented in concrete vats for about 15 days, and then added in French barrels for 24 months, this gives a wine with more concentration, more depth and more character while having nice freshness. A sturdy wine with light spicy profile, rich, complex […]

Silwervis 2012

Silwervis 2012 – Swartland Chenin

Silwervis 2012 – Swartland Chenin Clean and pure, a nice concentration with appetizing acidity – old-vine Swartland Chenin made naturally and matured in the egg with some skin contact and carbonic maceration After one year in the egg, it spends six months in old oak to settle down. This produces a textured, honest Chenin unlike […]

Le Mas de Mon Père Frederic Palacios Partez pour le rêve

Frederic Palacios – Partez pour le rêve !

Undoubtedly one of the best Bordeaux blend I had in years, one of the most magnificent Cabernet #winelover – oh I did forget to say that it is not a Bdx but a delight crafted by Frederic Palacios in Malepère in Corbieres Languedoc – a very talented winemaker who doesn’t keep his words in his […]

Printemps de Chateauneuf du Pape

Printemps de Châteauneuf du Pape 2015 & my selection

So last week end I was conquering and rediscovering the Rhone Valley, and spent two days in Chateauneuf du Pape. Between wines, vines, wine cellars, producers and also bloggers, journalists.   This was the 6th edition of the wine fair Les Printemps de Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Over three days, this year 3385 visitors attended the show, the 2 first […]

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Chateauneuf du Pape wine – Understand

I was kindly invited on a trip to Chateauneuf du Pape in the past days on a bloggers trip. What a nice opportunity and invitation than to visit again one of my preferred wine region but til yet, unexplored wine spot, the iconic and well known Chateauneuf du Pape.   I will talk more of beautiful […]

Francois Chidaine

François Chidaine elected president of the Fédération des Associations Viticoles d’Indre-et-Loire et de la Sarthe

François Chidaine élu président de la Fédération des Associations Viticoles d’Indre-et-Loire et de la Sarthe Ce mercredi 8 avril, François Chidaine, vigneron à Montlouis-sur-Loire, a été élu président de la Fédération des Associations Viticoles d’Indre-et-Loire et de la Sarthe. Il succède au vigneron chinonais Jean-Max Manceau qui occupait ces fonctions depuis 2010. Le conseil d’administration […]

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Anne Claude Leflaive passed away

Anne Claude Leflaive passed away One of the most inspiring wine woman of its time as left us this weekend, Anne Claude Leflaive passed away. Her legacy will thrive through centuries, her character, her simplicity and spirit will be carried by those magic bottles! She will be truly missed The domaine Leflaive had its first boom […]

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Cami des Songes – an ambitious project

Cami des Songes – an ambitious project I was contacted a few weeks back to taste and discover wines from an ambitious man. He created a project brand called Cami des Songes, the wines are from Roussillon in Pyrénées Orientales, in South France. A motherland full of surprises and great terroir. Here is a presentation of Manuel […]

Champagne Leclerc Briant Rubis de Noirs Millésime 2006

Champagne Leclerc Briant Rubis de Noirs Millésime 2006

Champagne Leclerc Briant Rubis de Noirs Millésime 2006 What a beautiful ‪#‎Champagne‬ – unique red/pink wine focused on Pinot Noir so subtle fresh and hard to classify – from the historic house Leclerc Briant – biodynamic driven ‪#‎winelover‬ A unique pink /red delightful Champagne focusing on Pinot Noir, fresh, rich, subtle, cherry-red notes, floral touch […]

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