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  1. Menetou-Salon and the Saga of Jacques Coeur

    Menetou-Salon and the Saga of Jacques Coeur

    Near Bourges, France lies the AOC of Menetou-Salon. The appellation's original fanboy, Jacques Coeur led a turbulent life of intrigue and scandal.
  2. The Brave Old World of Quincy

    The Brave Old World of Quincy

    What do Aldous Huxley and Sauvignon Blanc have in common?
  3. Kuentz-Bas and the Elegance of Alsatian Wine

    Kuentz-Bas and the Elegance of Alsatian Wine

    "Alsatian wine is very interesting because we have a lot of different grapes and different styles. Sometimes it's a problem, because it's really complex for a client to understand the different grapes, different styles, different residual sugar levels." -Samuel Tottoli
  4. Acidity is the signature of the Loire Valley: Frederic Moreau of Loire Propriétés

    Acidity is the signature of the Loire Valley: Frederic Moreau of Loire Propriétés

    "... it is the vintage, the terroir, the grape variety that guides the vinification. It is the tasting of the grapes, and then the juices, that will allow me to express the potential of each year, of each plot." Frederic Moreau
  5. Sauvignon Blanc That’s Profound? Sancerre ‘Expresses What Is Important’

    Sauvignon Blanc That’s Profound? Sancerre ‘Expresses What Is Important’

    "There’s something special about Sancerre. It has a confidence and depth that seem wise, even as it retains that lemon-lime, acidic, mineral-rich crispness that defines good Sauvignon Blanc." Dorothy J. Gaiter
  6. Crozes-Hermitage, A Truly Budget-Friendly and Delicious Wine from the Northern Rhône

    Crozes-Hermitage, A Truly Budget-Friendly and Delicious Wine from the Northern Rhône

    Crozes-Hermitage, the largest wine appellation in the Northern Rhône, and the wines of Domaine Les Bruyeres.
  7. Pascal Jolivet On Using Instincts To Make Wine

    Pascal Jolivet On Using Instincts To Make Wine

    By doing the opposite of "what he was supposed to do" Pascal Jolivet is creating pure, terroir-driven Loire Valley wines.
  8. Dorothy J. Gaiter Column: In a World of Rosé, Try These Six; Fried Catfish Optional

    Dorothy J. Gaiter Column: In a World of Rosé, Try These Six; Fried Catfish Optional

    "Our favorite rosés are those that truly taste pink. They’re not light reds or colorful whites masquerading. They’re proudly pink." Dorothy J. Gaiter
  9. Matassa: A New Zealander Makes Natural Strides in the South of France

    Matassa: A New Zealander Makes Natural Strides in the South of France

    Calce, a small village between the Pyrenees and the Corbieres, where mountains, sea and sky create incredible scenery, is home to some very exciting natural wines from Tom Lubbe and Matassa. Welcome to Roussillon; French but with a Catalan accent.
  10. Cheverny, A Hidden Gem You Should Know About

    Cheverny, A Hidden Gem You Should Know About

    Cheverny, a wine sub-region located in Touraine, Loire Valley, mainly produces dry whites, light reds and rose. It received AOC status in 1993 and has 24 communes in the Loir-et-Cher department spread over 532 hectares.
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