Category Archive: Vineyard Visits

An In-Depth Look into Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Part 1

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is one of the world’s most prestigious wines, produced in the town of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and in 4 neighboring villages. Located in southeastern France between Avignon and Orange, this small town is surrounded by… Continue reading

The Beautiful Castle & Delicious Wines of Monbazillac

“The wine from Monbazillac is powerful, cordial, dynamic and euphoric ; it brings cheerfulness to men and youth to old people.” This is how Armand Got, poet from the 19th century, was describing the… Continue reading

Monthélie : A Quiet Village in Burgundy

Monthélie is a small village in the heart of Burgundy in the vicinity of better known towns, Volnay and Meursault. Monthélie is a small appellation that very few people know. It makes it an… Continue reading

Albert Bichot, an Old Burgundy House

I was in Burgundy last week and visited the cellars of a well-known name in the town of Beaune : Maison Albert Bichot. Still a family business after six generations, Bichot is a… Continue reading

Château Palmer, the Jewel of Margaux

Château Palmer is a (beautiful) winery located in Margaux, in the Médoc region next to Bordeaux. A third growth in the 1855 official classification, I consider Palmer, in terms of quality, a second growth. Certain… Continue reading

Limoux is More Than What Most People Think : Part 1

Limoux is a little town in the western region of Languedoc, in Southern France. It is also the name of a wine appellation centered around the town, mainly known for its sparkling wine. Unfortunately,… Continue reading

The Famous Château Mouton Rothschild

Mouton Rothschild is a prestigious name in the wine business. This 207 acres estate is located in Pauillac, a well known appellation in the Médoc region, near Bordeaux. A combination of factors made… Continue reading

Côte-Rôtie, Rhône Valley

One of the most impressive vineyards in the country is located in the northern Rhône Valley next to the town of Vienne : Côte-Rôtie. Not only is the scenery impressive, but so is the quality… Continue reading

Château de Meursault and Its Fantastic Cellars

Last month, I spent plenty of time in four big wine making regions of France : Languedoc, Provence, Rhône Valley and Burgundy, and tasted hundreds of wines. During this amazing trip, one place really… Continue reading

Château La Nerthe, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Château La Nerthe is located in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a famous appellation in the southern Rhône valley, which covers 3 200 hectares of land over 5 different villages. It is the most acclaimed appellation in the southern Rhône and… Continue reading