France: 100 Cool French Rosés for a Hot Northern Hemisphere Summer

Hot weather and outdoor cooking go together like salads and rosé, hamburgers and rosé, grilled chicken and rosé....

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France, Southwest: How a Swiss-Made Dream Became True in the Perigord

The Perigord is not one of my regions, but the wines of Château Monestier La Tour deserve to be noticed—they are excellent and also very good value for money....

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France, Burgundy: High Density, High Definition – A Vertical Tasting with Olivier Lamy

In the Côte d’Or, Lamy is producing some of contemporary Burgundy’s most exciting wines from his experimental plantings of high-density Chardonnay....

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France, Bordeaux: Sauvé des Eaux – Bordeaux’s 2021 Vintage

While Bordeaux’s 2021 isn’t a great vintage, it has produced several genuinely great wines, as well as many good to excellent wines....

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France, Champagne: New Releases from Pol Roger

This small report looks at Pol Roger's newly released 2015 vintage bottlings, as well as the 2013 Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill....

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France: Up From the Cellar 28

While I taste and review thousands of young wines throughout the year, it’s older bottles that I most often reach for at home. This installment reflects a year’s domestic drinking....

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France, Burgundy & Champagne: Up From the Cellar 30

The tasting notes published here are, in the vast majority of cases, the fruit of a lunch or dinner spent in front of the bottle in question....

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France, Champagne: Louis Roederer's 2014 Cristal

Very different from the 2012 and 2013 vintages, the 2014 is an aromatic, head-turning and incisive Cristal that will offer a broad drinking window....

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France, Champagne: The Newly Released 2012 Dom Pérignon

This is a spotlight on the just-released 2012 Dom Pérignon from Möet & Chandon, as well as the 2003 Dom Pérignon P2....

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France, Beaujolais: Recent & Forthcoming Releases from the Beaujolais

The 2020 vintage is another warm, dry vintage for the Beaujolais. The 2019 vintage delivered more ethereal, delicate wines that evoke a cooler year....

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