Focus: Huet Le Haut Lieu Sec 2019

There's no bigger name in the Loire than Domaine Huet. Every time I taste a bottle there is great anticipation, yet Huet has never let me...

François Chidaine, a Name to Know

I'm not alone in my extremely high estimation of François Chidaine. He is a master of his craft, dedicated to intensive organic and...

Pink: Fondrèche Ventoux Rosé

The vineyards at Domaine de Fondrèche were certified organic since 2009 but as of 2016 they left umbrella of certification as they sought...

Paris at Craft and Cru: Syrah of Light

I'll sometimes talk about contrapposto or chiaroscuro, terms borrowed from the world of visual arts, to describe the balance of a wine....

CheninCheninChenin: Jasnieres Sec

Jasnieres is an old wine region on the Loir river, a tributary to the more famous Loire river. Domaine de la Roche Bleue is a young...

Deals, Steals, Feels

We pride ourselves on a diverse and interesting selection, but some of our favorite bottles can be kinda (or very) pricey. We take value...

The Boring Blend: Triennes 2017

OK OK, I know I should probably stop calling the Cab/Syrah blend "boring"... We featured a Q&A with Diana Snowden Seysses this summer (if...

Pick a Chiroubles Cherry

Quite the infographic, no? It shows so much, but please, however, ignore most of it for now, and direct your attention to the most...

Bubbles and the Big Bitter One

Sparkling wine might be something enjoyed every day, if you ask me, but I do understand that it is fun to pop a cork and pour a round of...

Rhone Wine: Do. Saladin Chaveyron 1422

A lot of you already know Domaine Saladin. Maybe you've tried a bottle from us, or maybe you attended dinner with Marie-Laurence Saladin...

Cru Beaujolais: Burgaud 2019

There's no better introduction to the most serious wines of Beaujolais than a bottle from Jean Marc. The price of his fabulous Cote du Py...

Bourgogne Reds

We love (love love) Pinot Noir, especially great Pinot Noir from Burgundy, its homeland. One of the major issues with Burgundy is...

Cab and Its Parents

Explore the parent/offspring relationship between three famous grapes. The proud parents: Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. The...

Excellent French Wine on a Budget

Back in October the United States imposed a tariff of 25% on French wine under 14% alcohol, excluding sparkling wine. This was done in...