French Wine 101 – Beaujolais and Provençal Rosé

French Wine 101: Beaujolais &

French Wine 101: Beaujolais and Provençal Rosé As we move into the summer, you’ll need some warm weather wines to drink. Of course, white wines are a natural, so let’s add Beaujolais as a great warm weather red wine, and this is France, so it’s time to learn about rosé. Quick link to download 1 … Continue reading

Northern Burgundy Served Up With Rabbit #Winophiles

French #Winophiles Linger in Burgundy I love Bourgogne wines and we drink plenty of them at our house. Lucky for me, our French #Winophiles group is lingering in the region for both May and June! In May, we’re focusing on the northern reaches, including Chablis and the Cote d’Or. Grilling and barbecue are not exactly … Continue reading

Sniff, Swirl, Sip, Spit, Repeat; A First Timer’s Bordeaux En Primeur

Bordeaux en primeur tasting

Millesima Blog Awards 2017 – En Primeur Week in Bordeaux Thanks to all you dear readers who voted, I recently went on a wine enthusiast’s dream trip: a week in Bordeaux during En Primeur. What’s En Primeur? It’s the yearly event wherein buyers and wine writers from all over the world converge on Bordeaux for … Continue reading

Loire Valley Wines Take the Spicy Thai Challenge #Winophiles

Loire Valley wines paired with spicy Thai green curry

#Winophiles Go All Cross-Cultural “What grows together goes together”.  This time-honored advice for wine and food pairing is one we often follow in our regional explorations with our #Winophiles group.  What about all those great dishes from other parts of the world? Especially the ones without wine grapes growing nearby, or even without a wine … Continue reading

Everyday Celebration with Champagne and Curried Shrimp Salad #Winophiles

Champagne Copinet Marie paired with Curried Shrimp Salad

The Winophiles Are Always Happy for Champagne Is it possible to have too much Champagne? The #Winophiles say NO! We’re always happy to dive into that fabled region. This month we’re coming back to celebrate the region, the wines, and the foods to enjoy with Champagne. Take a look farther down in this post for … Continue reading

Aromatic Fish and a Corsican – French #Winophiles

OK so it’s not really aromatic fish, the herb infused oil is aromatic. And the Corsican isn’t a gangster, it’s a bottle of wine. But here you are, so you might as well read on! Winophiles Set Sail for Corsica Our French #Winophiles group has virtually washed up on the shore in Corsica. As a … Continue reading

Soup & Savoie French #Winophiles

Savoie wine bottle emblem

French Winophiles Search for Savoie Our French #Winophiles group is taking an imaginary trip to the Savoie wine region this month. The region may bring a smile and recognition once you make this connection: The Savoie is also “The French Alps“. I should have brought my snowboard! Take a look at the bottom of this … Continue reading

French Wine 101 – Affordable Bubbles- Crémant & More

French Wine 101 – Affordable Bubbles- Crémant & More Champagne is one of the first wines which come to mind when you say French Wine. Sparkling wine for celebration, it has a long and storied history. Unfortunately, the laws of supply and demand are such that something in limited supply (Champagne) and seemingly unlimited demand … Continue reading

Master the Saber with French Fizz #Winophiles

French Sparkling Wine and saber

French #Winophiles Celebrate French Fizz This month our French #Winophiles group is exploring and sharing all things related to French Fizz. From expensive Champagne to humble sparkling wines from minor regions and all things in between.  In lieu of a food pairing, I’m sharing our absolute favorite way to share sparkling wine: the saber!  Whenever … Continue reading

French Wine 101: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, & The Best Homework Ever

Affordable Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone wines

Why Wine 101 My young adult children have both exited the beer-only stage and have now started to enjoy wine (yay!). They also have noticed that very few of the wines I post about are in their price range. On their suggestion, I’m starting a new series aimed at newcomers to wine with interest but … Continue reading

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