Invitation to French Winophiles Champagne Celebration #Winophiles

French Winophiles Know Champagne is for CelebrationDecember is the time to celebrate: culmination of a year, year-end holidays and family gatherings. For hundreds of years, Champagne has built its reputation on celebration, it’s served at the coronation of kings, launching of ships, signing of contracts, pledges of love, you name it! This month, our French … Continue reading

Look the Other Way for Affordable Bourgogne #Winophiles

Affordable BourgogneThis month, our French Winophiles writers are exploring affordable Burgundy (Bourgogne is now the preferred term). Admittedly, Affordable Bourgogne is something of an oxymoron. Most Bourgogne wines start at $30 in the US and rapidly go up from there. Why? Simple supply and demand. Bourgogne wines are based primarily on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, … Continue reading

Wine Harvester’s Chicken and Côte Roannaise

A Keeper Recipe and a Wine DiscoveryThis dinner wasn’t intended for a blog post, but the dish is so good, it needs to be shared and remembered. Peter brought a wine to enjoy with dinner and that led to discovery of a wine region I was not previously aquainted with, Loire Volcanique. Here you go, … Continue reading

Backroads Bourgogne in Autumn: Bistro des Falaises #Winophiles

French Winophiles Explore France in AutumnThis month, our French Winophiles will be exploring backroads, dishes and wines to celebrate fall in France. There’s plenty to choose from: are you looking forward to those hearty fall and winter dishes begging for a rich red wine or do you want to celebrate one last Indian Summer day … Continue reading

A Lighter Hand in Languedoc #Winophiles

French Winophiles Search for Sustainable / Organic Languedoc WinesThis month, our French Winophiles accepted the assignment to find sustainable / organic / biodynamic wines from the Languedoc region of France. Finding wines from lesser known regions can be a challenge, so we are welcoming any posts featuring Languedoc wines, but we are hoping our writers … Continue reading

Surprise! Sauvignon Blanc from Bourgogne #Winophiles

French Winophiles Highlight Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley and BeyondThe most up-to-date research indicates the Loire Valley as the ancestral home of Sauvignon Blanc. Our French Winophiles are well acquainted with the towns of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé as excellent sources for wines made from the grape. Of course, Sauvignon Blanc has found it’s way … Continue reading

Crémant d’Alsace: A Candidate for Your House Bubbly #Winophiles

French Winophiles Are Crazy for Crémant d’AlsaceThis month our French Winophiles are collaborating with @DrinkAlsace as we celebrate Crémant d’Alsace, a delicious sparkling wine from the Alsace region in France. Scroll down further in this post for links to all our Winophiles posts! Fast Facts about Crémant d’AlsaceCrémant refers to traditional method sparkling wines from … Continue reading

Deconstructed Tartine & Domaine de L’Astré Pèlroge #Winophiles

French Winophiles Explore Southwest FranceOur French Winophiles love every corner of France from the famous to the under-the-radar regions. This month we are exploring the Southwest of France, known in-country as Sud-Ouest. This region is less well-known in part because it lives in the shadow of Bordeaux. Historically, the city of Bordeaux was an important … Continue reading

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

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