France

06.03.18

Pass the Courvoisier

Long time ago, in the seventeenth century, wine was very popular but for shipping reasons, some merchants decided to distill the wine to get a perfect quality of spirit and send it abroad. And Cognac was born, taking its name from the town of Cognac in France. The grapes (mostly Ugni blanc) are harvested in winter, pressed, and go through 2...

16.02.18

Bordeaux, the Avocado to my toast.

Are you dreaming of a Bordeaux wine glass right now ? Of course you are ! Bordeaux represents 111 000 hectares of vineyards, the biggest French Protected Designation of Origin, with a majority of small properties. With its oceanic climate, they produce 85% of red wines and 10% of white wines. 6300 wine growers, 300 negociants, 33 cooperatives...

24.01.18

My Journey from Mâcon to Tain l'Hermitage

The AOC Macon is a regional appellation which represents 3750 hectares. They have 3 types of soils: 1. clay soils from the Marnes and Clay region on which white grapes are produced, 2. the siliceous soils on which black grapes are grown, and 3. the “bélouze” clay soil or “argilo-calcaire soil” of most other hectares on which both white wine...

17.11.17

In Burgundy, I'm always thirsty !

The Burgundy region has plenty to offer such as; a nice geographical location and the perfect weather for growing grapes. With its 100 different appellations, you’ll find all kinds of different wines that will tickle your taste buds and offer you an amazing experience of the many producers.

Domaine Laroche

Chablis

Chablis is an appellation...

26.10.17

Loire Valley - First stop of the Adventure

After a week in the Loire Valley, where we visited Chavignol, Sancerre, Savennière and Chinon, we discovered the places where the terroir expresses wines with an amazing quality. Until phylloxera in 1860’s, the vineyards in Loire valley were mostly producing red wines! I’ll be presenting you some of the producers we had the chance to visit.

 

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