A Review of 2019 H to H Côtes du Rhône Rosé

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If you are looking for a lovely sip that goes with pretty much any kind of food, here is a great choice. This delightful H to H Côtes du Rhône Rosé is a deliciously versatile wine at a bargain price. Relatively obscure and a small production vineyard, the Homage to Heritage house in northern France … Read more

Naked Char-Grilled Salmon with Bayonnaise

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Nothing beats Char-Grilled Salmon with Bayonnaise sauce on a hot summer evening. Little can transport the soul to southwestern France more quickly than this Classic French recipe for Saumon Grillé et Bayonnaise. And the cherry on the top, so to speak, is the fact that this is a recipe that really requires no recipe at … Read more

Review of Casal Garcia Vinho Verde

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This esteemed winery of Casal Garcia in the Douro Valley of northern Portugal produces a Red, a Rose, and two very different Whites. This delightful Casal Garcia Vinho Verde is the traditional dry White. Casal Garcia is an unusual vineyard in Portugal because it has leaned heavily towards the French style of wine making for … Read more

Review of 2018 Caiu a Noite Vinho Verde

Review of Caiu a Noite vinho verde

If you have never heard of “green wine,” then let’s start with this one. This 2018 Caiu a Noite Vinho Verde is a typical verde from Northern Portugal. Yes, from Portugal. And with that point, I want to share a little story with you before we get to the taste of the Caiu a Noite … Read more

Review of 2019 La Grand’ Vigne Rosé Coteaux Varois

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First let me start with a fact that the local wine merchant where I found this does not mention. The 2019 La Grand’ Vigne Rosé Coteaux Varois was a Gold Medal winner at the 2020 Concours Général Agricole Paris, a well known French wine competition. At a price tag of under $15 a bottle, that … Read more

A Review of 2018 Chapoutier Belleruche Rosé

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Several of my closest friends have long eschewed Rosé and Blush wines. But this 2018 Chapoutier Belleruche Rosé actually brought one of them around to seeing the PINK LIGHT! Unlike American palates, in France Rosé is preferred over White. And although few native French I know would turn up their noses at a delightfully delicate … Read more

A Review of 2018 Cais de Ribeira Douro White

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This Cais de Ribeira Douro White from the Douro Valley in northern Portugal is a perfect summer white. Pair it with a generous serving of olives as an appetizer and our delectable Chicken Vinha D’Alhos. And then just sit back and listen to your guests rave, having no idea it was only $$8.99 a bottle … Read more