WINE TRAVEL: EXPLORING THE NORTHERN RHONE VALLEY

The Rhône, a French wine region, is situated in the Rhône valley and produces numerous wines under various AOC designations. The Rhône is generally divided into two subregions with distinct vinicultural traditions – the Northern and Southern Rhône. Both are unique, each with different climate, soils and grape varieties. Although the Northern Rhône vineyards are […]

WINE LEGEND: M. Chapoutier Le Pavillon Ermitage 2005

“A heavenly wine” – Robert Parker Robert Parker called the 2005 Ermitage Le Pavillon his favorite wine of the 2005s from M.Chapoutier. Maison M. Chapoutier, one of the most recognizable estates in the Rhône Valley, produces wines from a range of appellations in northern and southern Rhône and is well known for its red and […]

WINE PAIRING: Slow cooked beef and Syrah

Days are so rainy this week, we are definitely in the mood for something warm and powerful for dinner tonight. We find that pairing slow cooked beef with red wine is a perfect idea. It’s a natural pair, where slowly cooked, melt in your mouth beef stew goes equally well with a glass of a […]

WINE TRAVEL: TREASURES FROM COLCHAGUA VALLEY

Chile has many assets to be a land of great terroirs: proximity to the Pacific Ocean, favorable climate, the Andes, and a knowledgeable workforce makes Chile an exceptional wine destination! Colchagua Valley, located in the Central Valley Region, is well-known for full-bodied reds, particularly Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Indeed, the sun exposure of the […]