Tuesday, Oct 11th 2016|
Vouvray Wines: Tasting and Pairing Suggestions It was some years ago–when I was a member of a group of teenagers bicycling through the Loire Valley–that I discovered Vouvray wines. The setting was idyllic. We camped in the Loire Valley after a day of bicycling through the countryside. We would make stops every day to see ...
Thursday, Aug 18th 2016|
Perfect Loire Valley Wine Pairings: A 5 Course Menu Loire Valley wine pairings are perfect during the summer. Informal entertaining is the preference of many hosts. You want your guests to have a memorable occasion. But it is just not the season for breaking out the best china and serving vintage Bordeaux wines. Many people prefer ...
Tuesday, Jun 14th 2016|
Sancerre Wine: The Best Whites to Drink Now! Here is a problem for the wine lover. We were celebrating a birthday dinner at a fine local restaurant, and fresh caught Chesapeake Bay rockfish (striped bass) was that evening’s special dish. The wine menu was passed to me, and I found that the selection of familiar […]
Saturday, May 14th 2016|
Pouilly-Fumé White Wines (Not to Confuse With Pouilly-Fuissé)! Pouilly-Fumé and Pouilly-Fuissé may sound similar, but they are not! Last month’s excursion was to the land of Muscadet wine, where the Loire meets the Atlantic Ocean. Let’s continue the wine tour at the Upper Loire, where Sauvignon Blanc grapes predominate. ...
Friday, Mar 18th 2016|
Muscadet wine and history blend in the Northern Loire Valley of France. This is a favored wine for seafood and the finest wine for oysters. This wine is produced throughout the region, where the Loire River meets the sea. Yet it is worth remembering that the grape of Muscadet, the Melon de Bourgogne, is a rather thin grape. […]