The wine tour to classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape and the new stars of Côtes-du-Rhône — The Rhône River makes its way past many wine regions before it reaches the Mediterranean. In the southernmost part of the Rhône
In northern Rhône, Syrah dominates. In southern Rhône, everything is much more Provençal and Mediterranean. Here, grenache is the main grape, but many other grapes are also grown. Some of the most famous names in
Domaine de Marcoux is a family property in the northern part of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. In addition to the exclusive chateauneuf wine, they also make côtes du rhône and vin de france, all of very good quality.
A while back, a mail landed in my in-box with a comment from a person who had been on a tour with us in the Rhone Valley. The tour was tailor-made, a custom designed wine
We all have our favourite historic buildings. Mine is the Pope’s Palace in Avignon. It is located right in the town centre. And it takes your breath away. You stand in front of it and
Vinofil is a Swedish wine blogger who writes about wine recommendations, tasted wines and some food. It’s inevitable that sit up straight when Vinofil writes “come with us to the southern Rhone valley”! We can
Spicy wines, with aromas of thyme, rosemary, herbs and with plenty of fruit and warmth. Almost the same things can be said about the food, plus sun-drenched vegetables, grilled meat, seafood and cheeses. We’re talking
The Vacqueyras appellation in the southern Rhone Valley is celebrating the 20 years since it was created. In 1990 Vacqueyras was given its own independent appellation. Before that it was “just” a sub-appellation of Cotes-du-Rhone.
Starting running today with three visits in Chateauneuf: Domaine Fontavin, Domaine Ogier, and Pere Caboche. Two women winemakers and one winery belonging to a big group. Interesting mix! There are plenty of things going on
First night in Avignon on our three day wine tour in the southern Rhone valley, with Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas and much more. We’re not really starting until tomorrow morning. So tonight was quiet to charge up