Category: Rhône Valley

27

Sep 2018

Château des Tours : Best Côtes-du-Rhône?

#Grenache #Rhône Valley #wine #wine and food #wine tasting

16

Feb 2017

Côte-Rôtie, Premium Rhone Valley Wine

#red wine #Rhone valley wine #wine and food
Côte-Rôtie, Premium Rhone Valley Wine

Côte-Rôtie is a Rhone Valley wine and is one of the smallest major French Appellations for the reds. Located in the Northern Rhône, it produces red wines with the syrah grape and Côte-Rôtie is considered as one of the best syrah reds in France and beyond. The vineyard lies on rocky steep slopes and Côte-Rôtie means “roasted slope” in French. The Appellation rules also […]

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4

Jan 2017

When Decanting Wine

#Bordeaux #burgundy #Rhône Valley
When Decanting Wine

Wines showing important deposit are better served after being decanted. The deposit is formed during the ageing process of many red wines, especially those with high tannins : Bordeaux best Cabernet Sauvignons for instance. Some young wines also benefit from the aeration that occurs by being decanted, though this can be done easily by swirling the […]

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23

Jul 2016

Tricks for ageing wine

#Bordeaux #burgundy #Grands Crus
Tricks for ageing wine

« Time will kill a wine but is also necessary to make it great ! » Therefore, what is happening inside a bottle of wine during a long stay in the darkness of a wine cellar? Interaction between oxygen and wine is key to understand wine ageing. As Benjamin Wallace says in his great book « Billionnaire’s vinegar » : « Simple […]

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29

Jun 2015

How to choose your wine in a French restaurant

#Beaujolais #Bordeaux #burgundy #Loire valley #pinot noir
How to choose your wine in a French restaurant

In most French restaurants, the wine list is categorised by French wine regions : the Loire valley, Burgundy, the Rhône valley, Bordeaux etc… Depending on the kind and style of wine you are looking for, knowing the basics of these different regions would be a great help. You will find below a few situations you might come […]

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5

Jun 2015

The 3 essential French dessert wines

#Alsace #Bordeaux #Botrytised #Loire valley #Maury #Roussillon
The 3 essential French dessert wines

The French don’t drink a lot of dessert wines. Some people like them as an « apéritif » before starting Lunch or dinner, or for special occasions : a great way to pair the traditional foie gras, for Christmas or New Year’s eve. Therefore, the word « dessert » is maybe not the most appropriate […]

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