Do you enjoy learning about wine – the best value wines as well as expensive wine???

Have fun with wine expert Marisa D’Vari as she takes you on her travels through the fine wine world, interviewing winemakers and introducing you to gorgeous wine regions around the world.

You’ll discover what goes on behind the scenes in classic fine wine regions such as Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Champagne, as well lesser known quality regions where you can find the best wine at incredible value (and find them in your local wine shop!)

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Domain Singla

Meeting Laurent de Bescombes of Domaine Singla

It was such a pleasure to meet M. Laurent de Bescombes of Domaine Singla, who came to the CIVR meeting to introduce his wines on the morning of my departure.… More »

Domaine Serre-Romani

Visiting Domaine Serre Romani in Espira de l’Agly

The last visit of the day was at a lovely property called Domaine Serre Romani, founded by the energetic Laurent and Cylia Pratx, who met during their studies as agronomists… More »

Domaine Pouderoux

Visiting Domaine Pouderoux

I was looking forward to an excursion into Maury to visit Domaine Pouderoux, an estate established in 1826. Maury is a part of the Roussillon world famous for its fortified wine… More »

Mas Amiel

Visit to Mas Amiel in the Roussillon

The opportunity to visit Mas Amiel always been a top priority in my wine education. Like many other students in the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) educational program,… More »

Don Brial

Visiting the Don Brial Cooperative in the Roussillon

It was a pleasure to meet the enthusiastic Jean-Claude Pedrol, a high ranking official at the Dom Brial cooperative in the Roussillon. With 250 growers, it is one of the… More »


Record Sales at Hospices de Beaune 2017

A very exciting auction at the Hospices de Beaune 2017, which raised a record 13.5 million euros for charity. The bidding frenzy was fast and furious, fueled on by the… More »

La Paulee Meursault 2017

La Paulee Meursault 2017

What a special treat to be invited to the 2017 La Paulee Meursault, a fabulous event that is part of the “Les Trois Glorieuses” events occurring in tandem with the… More »

Visiting Chateau de Corneilla

One of the most unusual meetings of our week of visits was with the fascinating Jonqueres d’Oriola (Jon), who lives in an actual castle with his wife and extended family.… More »

La Tour Vielle

Le Tour Vielle

Very nice visit to La Tour Vielle, a winery owned by Vincent Cantié, who grew up in a Catalan wine growing family,  and Christine Campadieu, who grew up in wine… More »

Clos Saint Sebastien

Visiting Saint Sebastien Winery in Collioures

A lovely visit and tasting to Domaine Saint Sebastien with its owner Mr. Peronne, who owns the lively Collioure restaurant that overlooks the sea, is on a busy boulevard, and… More »

Terres des Temmpliers

Visiting Terres des Templiers in Banyuls

Our visit of the lovely Collioure area begins with a visit to the famous Terres des Templiers, a cooperative bringing together nearly 650 winemakers who produce collectively 1000 hectares of… More »

Ferrer Ribiere

Visit to Domaine Ferrer Ribiere

What a wonderful visit to Domaine Ferrer Ribiere  in Terrats. This is a small winery in the foothills of the Canigou, just 15 km South-West of Perpignan, near Spain. The… More »

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