The Malbec You Never Knew: Cahors #Winophiles

French Winophiles Explore the Cahors Region This month, our French #Winophiles group is returning to the Cahors region in Southwest France. We virtually visited a year ago (previous post is here) and we had so much fun, we decided to return. And we had an offer of samples from  Vinconnexion and  Vin de Cahors .  … Continue reading

Basque Chicken and Irouléguy, Perfect Winter Dish on the Hottest Day of the Summer #winophiles

French #Winophiles Search for Irouléguy This month our French Winophiles are out in search of Irouléguy, the noteworthy wine from the French Basque region. Irouléguy = Snipe Hunt for the French #Winophiles If you went to summer camp as a child, you might have participated in a snipe hunt. Snipes are rare creatures, only venturing … Continue reading

French #Winophiles French Basque Region Preview

French #Winophiles Go Far Afield with Pays Basque Our French #Winophiles Group is exploring (virtually of course) one of the off-the-beaten-path areas of France, the French Basque region. Pays Basque Fundamentals The region is tiny, but has many highlights: Many beaches for sunning and surfing on the Atlantic coast along with the beach resort town … Continue reading

Invitation to Join the #Winophiles Virtual French Basque Visit

Come to Basque France without Leaving Your Lounge Chair On August 17th, our French Winophiles blogging group will be sharing our exploration of the lesser known Basque region on the French side. Basque – France and Spain We think of the Basque region as an area of northern Spain, tucked into the Pyrenees mountains. The … Continue reading

NOT the Easter Bunny with Wines from Anjou-Saumur #Winophiles

French Winophiles Return to Anjou-Saumur Back in 2016, the French Winophiles took a multi-month virtual cruise down the Loire river, stopping in each of the major sub-regions. My prior posts are here for Central, Touraine, Anjou-Saumur, and Nantais. This month, we’re revisiting wines of Anjou and Saumur. Take a look further down in this post … Continue reading

Do as the French: Serve the Cheese After the Meal #Winophiles

French Wine & Cheese with the #Winophiles This month, our French #Winophiles group is returning to one of our favorite topics: French wine and cheese. Join us as we explore a bunch of ways to enjoy two of our favorite French products Wine & Cheese, Yes. But When? Wine and Cheese is a well known … Continue reading

Butter Roasted Fish with Gérard Bertrand’s Cigalus Blanc #Winophiles

Winophiles Return to Languedoc-Roussillon This month our French Winophiles group will be returning (virtually of course) to Southwest France, the Languedoc-Roussillon region to be exact. Some of our group received samples from one of the leading wineries in the region: Gérard Bertrand, so you’ll see a special focus on his wines. The Languedoc-Roussillon region is … Continue reading

All the Best Food Pairings with Clos Beru Chablis #winophiles

French Winophiles Dream of Chablis April brings our French #Winophiles group to a virtual visit to Chablis, in the Bourgogne wine region. Skip farther down in this post to see all the great Chablis finds of my fellow writers! Chablis is physically separate from the Côte d’Or, being farther north and west. In fact, if … Continue reading

Lamb Shanks Provençal with Les Baux de Provence and Cassis #Winophiles

French Winophiles Dream of Provence Just the word “Provence” brings forth dreamy thoughts of bright sun, warm summer days, lavender fields and a laid back, relaxed life. And of course, delicious food and wine! This month, our French Winophiles group is conjuring up memories or aspirations of that Provencal landscape while we highlight foods and … Continue reading

Our Biodynamic French Friends #Winophiles

Biodynamics Isn’t for Everyone It’s January 2019, and our French Winophiles group is exploring biodynamics in France. I’ve been interested in the viticulture side of wine for some time, and I’ve been writing about it a bit recently. I explained why I’m interested in a post (here) if you’re interested. There’s a lot of hoopla … Continue reading

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