A Wine Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide: 11 Wines in a Wine Fridge

But which bottles of wine are in that wine fridge?

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Wine Lover’s Gift Guide: 9 Cheeses in a Cheese Grotto Paired with Michel Magnien Biodynamic Bourgogne

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…

Of course, there had to be a bottle of wine to go with that cheese, please, a 2017 Michel Magnien Bourgogne Pinot Noir  ($SRP 30); And a baguette too! Continue reading

Wine Lover’s Gift Guide: 8 Bottles of Bubbles

 

Prosecco solstice sparkles

I’m dreaming of a wine Christmas! But so far, there hasn’t been a lot of bottles of actual WINE since the two festive bottles. Well my TRUE LOVE is about to change all that because… (drum roll please!)

…On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…

Because My True Love Wants to Make My Solstice Sparkle, what bottles of bubbles did my true love send?

Will my true love choose sparkling wine from one of these 8 blog posts from the previous few months of 2020! (Yes, that’s definitely been a safer at home strategy around here — bring on the bubbles, and the more the merrier!)

  1. Champagne Bruno Paillard...
  2. Verovino’s sparkling wine from Italy…
  3. sparkling Rose from around the world...
  4. more sparkling Rose from around the world...
  5. Champagne from Champagne Day… 
  6. sparkling Cremant from Bordeaux…
  7. sparkling Cava, Prosecco, and Champagne… 
  8. biodynamic Champagne Leclerc Briant  

Or maybe these 8 Bottles of Prosecco DOC and/or DOCG! Continue reading

So, VOILA! Alice Paillard and Her Father’s Champagne House

Alice Pailard via Zoom

“So voila!” is a favorite saying of Alice Paillard. This I learned in a recent ZOOM call with Alice, the daughter of Bruno Paillard who began his Champagne house in the 1980s where Alice grew and which Alice now runs as CEO. What was that like, Continue reading

Wine Lover’s Gift Guide: Seven Winning Wine Clubs

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…

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From France’s Bourgogne and Oregon’s Willamette Valley: Domaine Drouhin Does Pinot Noir #Winophiles

For December, the French Winophiles engage with Oregon and Bourgogne tied houses: Maison Joseph Drouhin‘s  Domaine Drouhin Oregon and Maison Louis Jadot‘s  Résonance Wines.   ‘Tied-houses’ means the wineries work in two places, making them tied together; in this case, Oregon and Bourgogne aka Burgundy. Both regions are known for fantastic Pinot Noir. Continue reading