Celebrating France with Chablis and Toasting Notre Dame – #Winophiles

Chablis is one of the first wines I drank from France growing up. My parents used to buy it and they let me drink wine pretty early on following a couple of European vacations. For the longest time though, I am sure I had no idea about the grape variety used to make it or... Continue Reading →

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Wine Wednesday: Crémant D’Alsace Domaine Mittnacht Freres

This week's Wine Wednesday is about a wonderful Crémant D'Alsace. While most people who know me, think of me as an Italophile, the truth is long before I fell in love with Italy, I was a Francophile. I even majored in French in college and considered becoming a French professor so these virtual trips to France... Continue Reading →

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est Arrivé

Today is Beaujolais Nouveau Day, the third Thursday in November. Today's wine was the first Beaujolais I had this year. According to French law, this wine made from Gamay grapes can be released at 12:01 a.m., quite soon after the harvest. Many are quite critical of Beaujolais Nouveau and it's fresh, fruity style. I am... Continue Reading →

Picnic Wines: Memorial Day

While the weather decides what it wants to do today, I have figured out what I feel like drinking with our picnic later - Beaujolais. Beaujolais made from the gamay grape comes in many different iterations, all of which would work with picnic fare. Beaujolais Nouveau is considered by many to be less than a... Continue Reading →

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