Articles Tagged: Loire

Fearing French Wine

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I will admit that French wine scares me. Even after all the wine classes I have taken, France remains the great unknown and it seems unknowable. But I also realize that if I am going to be remotely close to becoming a wine goddess, I will need to know France. I will have to embrace France.

It is this realization that spurs me to take two actions. First, I need to figure out my issues … Read more

French Wine Odyssey

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I recently wrote about my fear of French wines. In addition to examining the root of these fears, I also decided to go on a French wine-shopping spree. My goal during this shopping trip was to purchase wine from various regions of France excluding the Loire (not because I don’t like the Loire but because I feel most comfortable there; my wine group spent four weeks studying the Loire earlier this year) to increase my … Read more

Chateau de la Cantrie 2009 Muscadet Sur Lie Review – Wine Wednesday

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As the US continues to swelter in the heat (a fact that we can appreciate given our recent return from Tales of the Cocktail in hot, steamy New Orleans), Muscadet is the perfect antidote to the heat. Muscadet wines come from the Loire in France and are made from a grape called Melon de Bourgogne. (It’s originally from Burgundy but was evicted from there years ago in favor of Chardonnay.) Another interesting fact is that … Read more