Wine from Loire, France

chenin blanc

Vouvray vs. Anjou: Chenin Blanc

Vouvray vs. Anjou The Masters of Wine exam, in which wines are tasted blind, frequently features two Chenin Blanc wines, often¬†Vouvray vs. Anjou. It is important to compare and contrast… More »

Savennieres & Loire Valley Wines comes to NYC

Very interesting evening with Evelyne de Pontbriand of Domaine du Closel and Rouge Tomate Master Sommelier Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier, a table of very fortunate journalists set out to discover the… More »

Pasternak Prestige Event: Why Terroir Matters

Okay, so here’s the key question.¬† Does terroir matter? Pasternak wine imports held a stellar tutored tasting today which included six of their top producers explaining the importance of terroir.… More »

Visiting Vincent Grall in Sancerre

So what an adventure! As you will have read in the previous post, I had finished my scheduled meeting with Domaine Fouassier and was walking back to Coeur de France… More »

Visiting Domaine Foussier in Sancerre

“Can you tell me how to reach Domaine Foussier?” I asked, first one driver and then another. I had just rushed from lunch at the Michelin rated Restaurant La Tour… More »

Domain Joseph Mellot visit with Olivier Rivain

Such a fabulous visit today with Olivier Rivain, an executive in sales for Domain Joseph Mellot for the USA. Very interesting way we connected … a few weeks ago I… More »

Visiting Gilles Crochet of Lucien Crochet

“The only time my husband can see you is 11am on Sunday,” emailed Laurence Crochet, wife of Gilles Crochet pictured above. I am arriving in Sancerre in the middle of… More »

Visiting Pascal Jolivet

  A fabulous visit to Pascal Jolivet in Sancerre – I had met Clement Jolivet (pictured above) a few weeks ago in New York and he kindly welcomed me to… More »

Loire Valley comes to NYC

Have you had a Loire wine recently? I love Loire wines … you can find so much variety in the whites and the reds, with each region presenting so many… More »

Gamay vs. (Loire) Cabernet Franc

    So have you ever been in the position of blind tasting a lighter bodied, rather fruity wine, with bright red fruit flavors, minerals, and in some cases, a… More »

Blind Tasting Sancerre vs. White Graves

What better way to spend a summer weekend than by blinding tasting two whites and out of all the whites in the world, analyzing their variety and origin? Of course,… More »

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