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First-Taste Guide to Bandol Rouge
The Land of Rosé Says "I Can Do a Powerful Red, Too."
Three from Chablis: A Tasting Report
You may have heard in the news last week that Paris was experiencing historic floods. With the Seine River reaching 20...
The Perfect Pairing: Green Gazpacho & Provençal Rosé
Rosé is an easy sell this time of year. It is impossibly refreshing, requires little thought on...
Oh Burgundy … How Long It Takes to Understand You
Let’s get this over with up front: I do not have the bank account nor the time...
First-Taste Guide to Côte-Rôtie
Arguably France's finest terroir for Syrah.
Almost Beaujolais: Gamay from Mâcon
Looking at a wine atlas map of France, it would seem that nearly the entire eastern portion of...
A First-Taste Guide to Pouilly-Fumé
Sauvignon Blanc With a Smokin' Finish
Lirac Rouge from Domaine de la Mordorée
A Wine That Punches Too Hard
Clau de Nell: Biodynamic & Aged in Troglodyte Caves
Not that it matters ... or does it?
A Taste of Grand Cru Riesling from Alsace
When a wine is great, it can slip through your fingers, making description a real struggle. On...
Moulin-à-Vent: Proof That Terroir Is Real
As much as we talk about terroir, it is hard to find. Not here.
Cru Beaujolais: A Horizontal Tasting of Four Cru
A few weeks ago, I had lunch with a former colleague and friend, and the subject of...