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 »

Tasting Notes November 22, 2017

Albarino from Rias Baixas is a great choice to pair with lighter dishes for the holidays, or any day of the year. Sommeliers love the wine because of its crisp,… 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 and Christine Campadieu, who both grew up in wine growing families in the area and are passionate… More »

Clos Saint Sebastien

Visiting Saint Sebastien Winery in Collioures

A lovely visit and tasting at Domaine Saint Sebastien. Its owner, the dynamic young Mr. Peronne, also owns a lively Collioure restaurant that overlooks the sea is on a busy… 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 »

Domaine Treloar

A Visit to Domaine Treloar

What a fun visit to Domaine Treloar,  a small, high-quality wine producing estate located in the 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. In this case, our host… 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 »

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