Surprisingly Affordable Wine Region: Bordeaux! #Winophiles

Affordable Bordeaux Wines under $20 at www.foodwineclick.com

#Winophiles Need Affordable Wines Too Our August meeting of our French Winophiles group has us digging around for good, affordable French wines. Sure, some of the world’s most expensive wines come from France (I’m talking to you, Burgundy. And you, Bordeaux!), but there are also great values to be found if you know where to … Continue reading

Are Winemaker Consultants Good or Bad Wizards?

Photo courtesy of Frederic Lot of Millesima

Good Wizard or Bad Wizard? Winemaking consultants, “Flying Winemakers”, you’ve probably heard of one or more. The best known is perhaps Michel Rolland, reknown for helping wineries adjust their vineyard and cellar practices to achieve riper wines with bolder flavors. These translate into high scores from major publications such as those of Robert Parker and … Continue reading

Château du Moulin-à-Vent Through the Seasons

Château du Moulin-à-Vent Cru Beaujolais wine

Château du Moulin-à-Vent Back in November last year, I was contacted by Morgane at Château du Moulin-à-Vent. He proposed sending some samples knowing my interest in food and wine pairings.  We had just returned from a trip to Lyon, France where we had the opportunity to taste the versatility of Cru Beaujolais. As the unofficial … Continue reading

Unique Mountain Wines of Alto Adige #ItalianFWT

Italian Food Wine and Travel Mountain Wine Exploration Our Italian Food Wine and Travel group August assignment is “Mountain Wines” of Italy. Pretty easy, as there’s the Swiss Alps, the French Alps, the Dolomites, the Apennines, Vesuvius, Vulture, Mt. Etna in Sicily. Our assignment might have been more difficult if it had been the “Non-Mountainous” … Continue reading

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