#NWTW: French Sparkling, NOT Champagne

#NWTW: French Non-Champagne Sparkling Wine The #NWTW wine of the week this week is sparkling wine from France, but not Champagne.  For much of France, the wines are labeled “Crémant”, but this doesn’t apply exclusively.  As long as it was made in the same method as Champagne (Methode Champenoise or Methode Traditionnelle), we would be … Continue reading

Viognier Exploration: Curry Chicken, Sweet Potato & Cauliflower

Getting to Know Viognier It’s time to explore a varietal that is surprisingly easy to find, but a little less known: Viognier.  Wines made from the Viognier grape tend to have a bigger body: perfect for colder weather.  I purchased wines from a variety of different places:  California, Washington, Oregon, Australia and France. The samples I … Continue reading

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