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Grilled Lamb Sirloin with Cèdre Héritage 2015 #Winophiles

This month Jill of L'Occasion invited the French Winophiles to post about Cahors. Here's <b>her invitation</b>. If you are reading this early enough feel …

Onions

WHITE WINE, RED WINE, BLACK WINE, CAHORS!

The title is a riff on the old nursery rhyme Round and Round the Garden which ends with "One step, two step, three step, bear!". Definitely unrelated …

Blue Cheese

Crocus Wines - Exploring Cahors With Paul Hobbs and Bertrand Gabriel Vigouroux

If you are a Malbec lover, then you will agree with me that Cahors is one of the best wine regions in Southwest France. Known as the regions of …

Saffron

A Wine Lover's Guide to Visiting Champagne France

A visit to the Champagne region of France is quite different compared to visiting any other wine region across the globe. Located due Northeast of …

France

Summer Water

Some may say that Labor Day is the unoffical start of summer; here however, we havne’t quite started summer. Socked in by a thick blnaket of fog, …

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Missouri Wine Travel Guide

Did you know the Missouri River Valley, aka the Missouri Rhine Valley, was the second largest wine producing state in the United States, prior to the …

Wineries

5 Champagne Toasts

So much to celebrate! It’s been a busy and wonderful few months filled with exciting events and achievements. All these big moments can only mean one …

Wine

Want To Work In A Vineyard? French Wine Growers Seek 2018 Harvest Labor

“The Jura vineyard needs you,” reports French radio station France Bleu.<p>If working a wine grape harvest is on your bucket list, 2018 may be the year you realize the dream if you are eligible for employment in France. Due in part to an exceptionally hot summer in regions such as Jura and Alsace, the …

French Wine

Pizza and Wine Family Style

<i>In partnership with CK Mondavi Family Wines #CKMondaviWines #CKMondaviambassador</i><p>This is our easy pizza recipe; but before that, a little travel story…<p>…

Italian Food

How To Start a Winery According to a Thriving Winemaker

<i>Agnieszska Tynkiewicz-Gile, Estate Owner and Director of Terre di San Giustino Vineyard, spoke with Winetraveler at length regarding the process and</i> …

Amazing Rome Itinerary 3 Days • What To Do, Where To Eat & Drink

Years ago, I stood with my back to Rome’s renowned Trevi Fountain, coin in my right hand and filled with nervous excitement. It was my first trip to …

Chiaretto Goes With Everything: Italy’s Versatile Rosé Wine

One of the most popular stories on L’Occasion is this > Rosé or Rosato: Is There A Difference? Reader interest in pink Italian wine is much stronger …

Venice in One Day - An Explorer's Itinerary

<i>“There is something so different in Venice from any other place in the world, that you leave at once all accustomed habits and everyday sights to</i> …

20 Best Sonoma Rosés to Drink This Summer

<b>Summer is (officially) here and that can only mean one thing for wine lovers: it’s time to pop a bottle of rosé.</b><p>The hottest thing around when it …

Best Online Wine Gifts for the Wine Lover on Your List

Are you stuck shopping for a wine lover, with no idea where to begin. Yeah, we’ve been there. Why head to a wine store when there are some truly …

3 Week Central Europe Itinerary For Active Travelers

A trip to Central Europe offers travelers an opportunity to step back in time. It’s a region where ancient history and modern culture collide, …

Rockin Alsace with Pinots

Alsace is located in the northeastern corner of France. Its juxtaposition makes it a fascinating study on geography and history, as the region has …

Alsace-A-Palooza Part 1: The Wines | Somm's Table

One of the things I love best about working in wine is the people. I find that “wine people” (both professional and not) just tend to like to have a …

A Riesling Experience: Nuanced Terroirs of Alsace

Views and vineyards of Alsace. Courtesy: Wines of AlsaceExploring terroir can be a bit of a mystery — what can we experience of place in a sip of …

Alsace Pairing Challenge? Accepted! #AlsaceRocks #DrinkAlsace #Winophiles #Sponsored

This is a sponsored post written by me in conjunction with the June #Winophiles event.Wine samples were provided for this post and this page may …

Tips and Recipes for Alsace Pairings

Alsace is a wine growing region in northeastern France that lays between the Rhine river and the Vosges mountains. Over 90% of the wines produced in …

Alsatian Temptation: Wine from the Vosges Mountains in France

When I first became interested in wine, I was eager to expand my knowledge on the subject. After all, there are thousands of grape varieties and …

Alsace Wines in the American Kitchen #Winophiles #AlsaceRocks

<b>The French Winophiles Dig Into Alsace with #AlsaceRocks</b>This month the French Winophiles are collaborating with the kind folks at <b>Alsace Wines</b> in their …

Leonetti Cellar: A Story of Passion, Family & Tradition - Advinetures.ca

The tasting room at Leonetti Cellar<p>Leonetti Cellar, located in Washington’s Walla Walla Valley AVA, makes some of the most collected, sought-after, …

Getting Dirty with Alsace Riesling

Visitng Alsace has been on my bucket list for years. I have researched and written many articles on the region and the wines. From a book perspective …

Stonefruit

Alsace. Where Pinot Rocks!

ALSACE: A GEOLOGIST'S DREAM

This month at the #frenchwinophiles we've been all about Alsace! Another cool weather wine region in France, this time in the NE. Alsace, as we know, …

Taking gewürztraminer to a higher level

The Alsace uses a concept of “noble varieties” to define which grapes can be used in the areas that are designated as “Grand Cru”. I’ve always …