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French Sparking Rose - Limoux Style

French Sparking Rose - Limoux Style

We searched all over Burgundy, Alsace and the Loire, and when we found this sparkler from Domaine J.Laurens in Limoux in the south of France we knew right away that we'd found the bubbles to get the party started. La Rose No 7 is flavorful - pale cherry in color with delicate bubbles and a fresh dry, not too sweet style- it's a sin to drink this only on special occasions
France? Spain? A few of my favorite countries, and certainly some of my favorite wines.

France? Spain? A few of my favorite countries, and certainly some of my favorite wines.

Not that we need an excuse to drink bubbly, 'Carpe Diem' is my life's motto after all, and when the world hands us a bottle of joyous exuberance, who can, or should, say no? With the holidays approaching, and having to consider budget, at least occasionally, I like to save a little champagne for a bit more special occasion and enjoy other sparklers, and I am in love with Cava, so that makes my life easy. 
One Beautiful Pinot Noir - Eric Suremain's Biodynamic Burgundy

One Beautiful Pinot Noir - Eric Suremain's Biodynamic Burgundy

Eric de Suremain has a talent for making wine that far out-strips its appellation. Rully Premier Cru Preaux may not have the household name status of other Burgundy appellations, but that didn't stop Neil Martin of The Wine Advocate from beating a path to Suremain's door to give a 90-point review on this beautiful bottle a couple of vintages back.
Let's Sip as Though we were en France with Cynthia Hurley Wines!

Let's Sip as Though we were en France with Cynthia Hurley Wines!

It's extraordinary how a scent, a taste, an emotion can evoke such memories in the blink of an eye, or in the case, in the sip of a glass...I remember well anticipating my first trip to France, studying the language, going to as many films as I could at the French Library, listening to Edith Piaf incessantly, driving mes amies crazy saying things like "Zut alors!" and "Ah la vache!" (which literally translated means "The cow!" but really means "Oh my goodness!"... that still kills me!). Reading Sartre and Camus and Simone du Beauvoir until all hours of the night, quoting Rimbaud by day.
Expressive and Ripe Syrah-Grenache Languedoc Blend

Expressive and Ripe Syrah-Grenache Languedoc Blend

Gaillard's Faugères Les Moulins is a classic GSM blend. Made from 35% Grenache, 55% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre, it's saturated with color and amazing rich, red black fruit flavors. Grown in the schist soils that put Faugères on the wine map, it acquires great minerality and a freshness - the elusive marks of great wine. With great flavor, but not too much weight, Gaillard crafts this Languedoc red that's perfect for hot summer nights.