Celebrate French Women in Wine: Anne-Sophie Dubois #Winophiles

French Winophiles Celebrate Women in WineMarch is Women’s History Month, with March 8 being International Women’s Day, so our French Winophiles are dedicating our March posts to French Women in Wine. Join us this month as we celebrate French Women involved in our favorite beverage. Take a look further down in this post for links … Continue reading

Bandol – A Provençal Red for the Winter Table #Winophiles

French Winophiles Return to ProvenceOur French Winophiles group has virtually visited Provence on a couple of prior occasions (here and here), but we’re always happy to return. What’s not to love about the beautiful countryside, stellar weather, classic culture and delicious food? This month we’re back with an open invitation to explore any aspect of … Continue reading

Champagne Fleury – Biodynamic in Champagne Since 1989

Champagne’s Southern Section – the Côte des BarOur Champagne tour took us next to the southern reaches of the region, the Côte des Bar. The Côte des Bar is a 90 minute drive south from Reims and Epernay, it’s physically closer to the Chablis region than it is to the northern section of Champagne. While … Continue reading

Organic in Champagne at Vazart-Coquart

Champagne Vazart-Coquart & FilsAfter visiting one of the Grand Marque Houses, our next stop was with a small grower-producer. We met with Jean-Pierre Vazart of Champagne Vazart-Coquart in the Grand Cru Village of Chouilly, not far from Epernay. The family are long-time growers in Champagne, in the early 1950’s they decided to gear up for … Continue reading

Sparkle-up Your Comfort Food with Crémant d’Alsace #Winophiles

French Winophiles Explore Crémant All Over FranceJust in time for holiday celebrations, our French Winophiles are exploring Champagne’s more affordable cousin: Crémant! Scroll down further in the post for a list of links to fellow Winophile posts highlighting Crémant from all over our favorite country. You may find a perfect sparkling wine for your holiday … Continue reading

Touring Champagne with Sustainability in Mind

The Challenge of Growing Grapes in ChampagneThe Champagne region is located at the northern limit of where wine grapes will grow. The climate is classified as cool continental, which means grape growers in Champagne contend with a short growing season with frequent rain throughout the year. The weather brings threats of spring killing frost, hail, … Continue reading

How to Balance Quality vs. Price in Bordeaux Starting with Saint Émilion #Winophiles

French #Winophiles Writers Share How to Find Quality Affordable BordeauxThis month, our French #Winophiles writers are sharing their best advice for finding affordable Bordeaux wines for your holiday table. The very top Bordeaux wines are justifiably famous, but no one would ever describe them as affordable! How then to choose? Scroll down further in this … Continue reading

Embrace the Base of the Côtes du Rhône Pyramid #Winophiles

Embracing the Base of the Rhône PyramidThis month, our French Winophiles are back in a favorite region – the Rhône Valley. The Rhone Valley straddles its namesake river and extends 250km from north to south. The northern section of the wine region is much cooler, with a continental climate. The southern section features a warm … Continue reading

The Jura Beyond Vin Jaune #Winophiles

French Winophiles Return to the JuraThis month, our French Wine Fans are circling back to the Jura. It’s been a while, the last time we featured this region was in 2016. This tiny region is located just east of Bourgogne (Burgundy) leading to the foothills of the Alps. Take a look farther down this post … Continue reading

Alsace Wines Shine with Summer’s Bounty Risotto #Winophiles

French Winophiles Love AlsaceOur French Winophiles writers love Alsace, but it’s been a while since our last official virtual visit. We’re excited to be returning this month with our latest discoveries from the region. Scroll further down in this post for a list of links to all our fellow writers’ posts. Alsace is UniqueTerroir is … Continue reading

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