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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 Temmpliers in Banyuls

Our visit of the lovely Collioure area begins with a visit to the famous Terres des Temmpliers, 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 »

Domaine Treloar

Visit to Domaine Treloar

What a fun visit to Domaine Treloar,  a small, high-quality wine producing estate located in Dthe Village of Trouillas in the Pyrenees-Orientales department of France. I must say that it… More »

Domaine de Nidoleres

Lunch in Auberge Nidoleres with Owner/Winemaker Mr. Escudie

One of the most exciting things about visiting producers in remote regions is the opportunity to have lunch at quaint, intimate restaurants frequented by locals and utilizing the local ingredients… More »

Mas Becha

A Visit to Mas Becha

A very exciting visit to Mas Becha, a gorgeous ancient farmhouse with vineyards that had been revitalized by owner Charles Perez. The estate has its original Roman arches from the… More »

vignobles constance et terrassous

Visiting Vignoles Constance et Terrassous

A very lovely visit to the Vignobles Constance et Terrassous, a cooperative in Terrats with 80 wine grower partners. Before visiting the brightly colored shop to sample the fine sweet… More »

Mas Karolina

Visiting with Caroline Bonville of Mas Karolina

On my very first night in the beautiful Roussillon region, I had the thrill of the delightful Caroline Bonville, to be my host at the elegant four star hotel and… More »

Domaine LaFage

Visit to LaFage in the Roussillon

 A lovely visit to Domaine LaFage in Perpignan in the gorgeous Roussillon. Jean-Marc LaFage grew up in a Maury-based winemaking family, but left to make wines all over the world… More »

murietta's well

Tasting the Estate Wines of Murrieta’s Well

In 1800, Joaquin Murrieta discovered a well on the property now known as Murrieta’s Well, and claimed the water was the best in the country. Fast forward to 1884 and French… More »

Chateau des Hospieces

Visiting Chateau des Hospieces

I was very excited for my first visit to a winery in the Roussillon to be the charming Chateau des Hospieces, where we were warmly greeted by Marc Benassis, a… More »

Firriato Wine From Sicily Comes to NYC

Federico Lombardo di Monte Iato, the COO of Firriato, gave an excellent tasting of his wines today paired with the brilliant cuisine of Gastronomia Norma in Manhattan today. The theme… More »

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