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Category Archives: France

An Evening of Cigars & Wine

WEDNESDAY March 6th 6:30 – 8:30 PM A wine and cigar pairing event to enlighten & entertain both wine drinkers and cigar smokers. This is an open invitation to anyone who wants to sit back and learn a little bit … Continue reading

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Bastille Day Remembered

Gee whiz, June is nearly gone, and July is knocking at my door.  One day in July that shouldn’t be forgotten is Bastille Day (referred to as La Fête de la Bastille or La Fête Nationale in French), and this year it is on … Continue reading

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Côtes du Vivarais

What kind of wine is produced in the Côtes du Vivarais wine region of France?  Truthfully, not many wine drinkers know. Which is exactly why I’m bringing it to your attention.  First off, let’s go over the pronunciation.  Côtes du … Continue reading

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Chardonnay “The Winemaker’s Grape”

Chardonnay is a unique varietal because it can be used to make many different styles of wine.  It is often referred to as the “winemaker’s grape.”  The grape is rather neutral in comparison to other classic varietals.  It is lower … Continue reading

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Burgundy’s seduction

Burgundy is the Queen of French wine, and often wine enthusiasts comment that it is the greatest wine in the world.  What makes Burgundy so special is the magic of finding and affording a really great one.  This can be a tall … Continue reading

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Chill-able Red Wines

Just last weekend at a Memorial Day party, a wine-loving restaurateur was telling me about a disappointing experience when he was served chilled red wine.  He ordered a rich California red wine, expecting it to be served at the typical … Continue reading

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Duck confit, is it addictive?

What is duck confit, why is it so good, and what wine should you be ordering with it?  That is today’s question.  Rightfully so, because I just indulged in a gorgeous duck confit and frisée salad at Denver’s Second Home … Continue reading

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Bordeaux vs Burgundy… the synopsis

Occasionally fine red Bordeaux can be mistaken for superior red Burgundy, or vice versa, but the two wine producing regions are significantly different.  First and foremost, Bordeaux wines are made from five red grapes (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec … Continue reading

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