Category: French wines

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Best wine bargains for fall begin with Rhone Valley’s “Les Abeilles”

This week’s column begins with a Double Deal of the Week Special and for good reason. There are still some bottles around of winemaker Jean Luc-Colombo’s 2016 Cotes du Rhone “Les Abeilles” Rouge ($12.99) and “Les Abeilles” Blanc ($12.99) and they’re worth snapping up for autumn/fall entertaining. Both are outstanding French wines for the listed […]

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Wines that celebrate U.S. military veterans, their sacrifices

I’m not being flip when I say “Drink red wine and help a veteran.” As you may know, this week marks an historic day in American and world history. Thursday is the 75th anniversary of the allied forces’ D-Day invasion to liberate France – and later all of Europe – of Nazi Germany’s tyranny. Two […]

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Kentucky Derby weekend: Run for the (pink) Rose`s

We’re “Running for the Rose`s” this week in honor of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, America’s greatest horserace. My party drink won’t be a mint julep, however. Instead I’ll be sipping a light, refreshing, delicious pink-colored rose` and pairing it with shrimp cocktail, spring rolls, crab Rangoon and a green saladtopped with fresh strawberries. While Provence put […]

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Toast Mother Earth at The Groton Inn’s organic wine event

Now here’s a novel way to celebrate Earth Day on Monday, April 22. Head down to The Groton Inn’s Forge & Vine restaurant for its special promotion on biodynamic varietals and organic wines. That’s right: plant a tree in the morning and then drink some very unique wines from sustainable farming wineries located in Italy, France […]

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Expert presentation: A feast of 24 Easter wine suggestions

This blog’s sixth annual Easter wine list is diverse and vivacious, thanks to a knowledgeable and passionate group of experts who’ve forwarded 24 recommendations for your holiday table. All listed wines are available locally or online. (See Jim Campanini’s selections at: https://grapefullyyours.live/jims-easter-picks-six-wines-for-the-senses/) A bottle of wine turns a simple meal into a feast, so pairing a […]

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I tried drinking wine out of a can. I failed. But taste’s not bad.

It was only a matter of time before I tried drinking wine out of an aluminum can and, quite frankly, I survived. That doesn’t mean I enjoyed the experience. I didn’t. Lifting the cold can to my lips to get a sip of wine was frustrating. The liquid rushed out as I tilted the can. […]

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Seeking a lavish wine experience? Try the Biltmore Estate

What is the largest and most visited winery in the United States? It’s the Biltmore Estate Winery in Asheville, N.C. Surprised? I was. Then I visited the Biltmore Estate, toured its impressive 450-room “house”, ate lunch in the Stable Café, and tasted the locally made wines. The 8,000-acre estate is an architectural and environmental shrine […]

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Wines to keep the sparkle going all year long

Rise and wine! There’s nothing like an effervescent sparkle in a champagne glass to inspire thoughts of warmer, sunny days ahead. So, let’s break out the Spanish Cava, Italian Prosecco, American sparkling wines and French champagne. To me, every day is a good day for bubbly – not just Valentine’s Day or other festive occasions. […]

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Heading Rhone with Domaine De Mourchon Tradition

Craig Gandolf’s got a new and exciting position as National Sales Director for #CynthiaHurleyFrenchWines of West Newton, and he’s looking forward to someday expanding the import company’s select portfolio to include a few quality Spanish brands. Gandolf’s not shooting in the dark; for nearly two decades he was the director of Jorge Ordonez Selections, the […]