Remembering a Walk in Chablis over Dinner #Winophiles

French Winophiles Love Chablis!This month, our French Winophiles are heading for a virtual visit to Chablis, the northernmost region of Bourgogne (aka Burgundy). Take a look farther down in this post for a list of links to all my fellow Winophiles for lots of great information and ideas for Chablis! Chablis – the Northern Outpost … Continue reading

A Reluctant Look at French Grapes Outside of France #Winophiles

My French Grapes Outside of France Rant Our French Winophiles are exploring French Grapes outside of France this month. I was fully prepared to just skip this month as I’m firmly in the camp of “Does the world really need ANOTHER source of Cabernet Sauvignon?” The “big six” French grapes – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, … Continue reading

Provençal Memories and Mas de Gourgonnier Rouge #Winophiles

Winophiles Dream of Red Wines from ProvenceOur French Winophiles are spending February imagining our selves enjoying a glass of red wine in Provence, sigh…  Come along with our group and look back and ahead to trips to Provence and a wonderful glass of wine.  Skip down to the bottom of this post for links to … Continue reading

What’s New? Natural Bordeaux! #Winophiles

Winophiles Dig for What’s New in Bordeaux January 2021 brings our French Winophiles group back to Bordeaux, looking around for something new from the region. We have lots of great ideas, just look at the list of links farther down in this post! Bordeaux Fame and Tradition The Bordeaux wine region is perhaps the most … Continue reading

Preview “What’s New in Bordeaux” with the French #Winophiles

Château Pichon Baron

Bordeaux – Traditional Heart of French Wine Perhaps the most famous wine region in the world, tradition seems to rule in Bordeaux. Classification of 1855, En Primeur, cellars that could double as art museums. But Bordeaux is a large area with thousands of wineries, surely there is something new in Bordeaux? French Winophiles Uncover What’s … Continue reading

Kicking off 2021 French #Winophiles with What’s New in Bordeaux

French #Winophiles Welcome 2021 With 2020 in the rear-view mirror, our French #Winophiles are eagerly dreaming about France and the possibility to travel again! We know we still need to be patient, but the outlook is better in the days ahead. We’re kicking off the year with a virtual visit to Bordeaux, the most famous … Continue reading

Louis Jadot on Both Sides of the Pond #Winophiles

French Winophiles Explore Oregon to Bourgogne (Burgundy) Connection This month, our French Winophiles are taking a virtual trip from Bourgogne to the Willamette Valley in Oregon, shadowing the trips made by some well known Bourgogne wineries, Domaine Joseph Drouhin and Domaine Louis Jadot. Join our group as we search for French influence in the Willamette … Continue reading

Sweet Bordeaux Meets the Smoke #Winophiles

French #Winophiles Celebrate Sweet Bordeaux at the Table This month our French #Winophiles are collaborating with Sweet Bordeaux US, a group of wineries from a sub-region of Bordeaux who produce a variety of sweet wines. Our Winophiles will be exploring food pairings with these delicious wines – not just dessert! Scroll down to the bottom … Continue reading

Banyuls Pet-Nat with Treats à La Buvette #Winophiles

French Winophiles Detectives Search for Roussillon Our French Winophiles group had a fun assignment this month: Search out a white wine from Roussillon.  We’re well familiar with the larger Languedoc-Roussillon region and it seemed easy at first. We found out that white wines from Roussillon are not so easy to find in the US! However, … Continue reading

The Polar Opposite of House Style at Champagne Coessens #winophiles

French Winophiles Look for Unexpected Pleasures in Champagne This month, our French Winophiles are looking in the dusty corners of Champagne for surprises and unexpected pleasures. Join us as we explore.  Do you have an unexpected pleasure of Champagne? Join our chat on Saturday June 20 on Twitter. Just look for us 10-11am CDT at … Continue reading

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