Monday, August 15, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Some Select Rosés from Provence for the Dog Days of Summer -- Clos Cibonne, Fondrèche, Peyrassol, Pradeaux, Terrebrune,

In the past several years, the world outside of the south of France has come to appreciate that dry rosés from Provence can be the best thing (perhaps excepting beer) to drink in hot weather. Demand has skyrocketed accordingly. Here are some of my favorites of this summer. (Continue reading here.) 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Caveau de BACCHUS/Lucien AVIET & Fils (Montigny-par-Arbois, Jura)


Here’s a new discovery for me, and if these wines are typical of the estate, one that has moved immediately into my top tier of Jura producers. Lucien Aviet and his son Vincent work inlutte raisonnée (organic except where no other means of protection of the vines works). Their bottles are done in a beautiful calligraphic script that recalls hand-labelled bottles of long past. (Continue reading here.)

Monday, August 8, 2016