Wine from France

Attending La Paulée de Meursault 2017

It was such an honor to be part of one of the most exiting lunches in the history of the world, known as the La Paulée  de Meursault. Though this… More »

Visiting Domaine Silvain Langoureau with Jeanne-Marie De Champs

One can always count on Jeanne-Marie Du Champs to represent the very best producers in their region. This was not my first time to visit Domaine Langoureau, but each time… More »

Visiting the Producers of Jeanne-Marie De Champs & Domaines Et Saveurs Collection

Jeanne-Marie De Champs is quite lucky to represent a “jewel case” of the finest wine producers in Burgundy and Beaujolais with her Domaines Et Saveurs Collection. Yet the word “luck”… More »


Tasting Wine with Jean-Nicholas Meo of Meo-Camuzet

Today Jean-Nicholas Meo has a brilliant reputation as the head of the respected Meo-Camuzet estate in Vosne-Romanee, but actually he spent much of his life in Paris with his politician… More »

Paul Pernot

Visit to Paul Pernot & Fills with Jeanne-Marie de Champs of Domaine et Saveurs

On this day shortly before the 2017 Hospices de Beaune weekend, our visits commenced with Paul Pernot in Puligny Montrachet. For the first time, we were joined by the next… More »

Experiencing the Unique Soils and Wine of the Roussillon

The Roussillon region of France is breathtakingly gorgeous, with dramatic tall mountains jaggedly framing wide open blue skies. Everything in sight – gnarly bush vines, minerals sparkling in the black… More »

Domain Singla

Meeting Laurent de Bescombes of Domaine Singla

It was such a pleasure to meet the dynamic young M. Laurent de Bescombes of Domaine Singla, who came to the Conseil Interprofessional des Vins du Roussillon (CIVR) office to… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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