Master of French Wine

Master of French Wine

Thursdays, January 7th to February 25th For centuries, France has long been the world’s greatest wine-producing country. Its wines are the global gold standard, prized by collectors, and its winemaking regions …

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French Wine Regions

France’s history with wine dates back to the 6th century BC when the city-state of Massalia (modern-day Marseille) began trading wines with other Mediterranean cultures. Viticulturally speaking, it remained a backwater …

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Italians Caught Faking French Champagne

A few years ago, Italian police uncovered a counterfeit Champagne scheme. A raid found thousands of bottles of Prosecco labeled as Moët & Chandon Champagne. Italian financial police were not looking for …

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Vignerons de Caractere 2011 Roque Colombe Chateauneuf du Pape

French & Spanish Wine Reviews

Spanish Wine Reviews Anecoop Casa L’Angel Old Vines, Valencia (SP) This bottle smells like a pirate ship: aromas of ocean air, old wood, and gun smoke. It’s another story for the …

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What is your favorite wine?

A few years back, while channel surfing, I settled on a television rarity – a program about wine that was informative without being insufferably boring or contrived. From Wine Glass to …

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Chateau D’Alzon 1949 Saint Emilion

The story behind this bottle is intriguing.  Discovered in a basement in Philadelphia recently, it was part of a cache of French wines that had been cellared and apparently forgotten about …

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