Tag Archives: France

Exploring the Fine Wines of Chablis with Winemaker Julien Brocard

Julien Brocard, President of the Chablis Commission, is on a mission of market expansion and consumer education. With the assistance of Françoise Roure, Marketing and Communication Manager for Bourgognes, he embarked on a quick tour of the States to promote Chablis. Traveling to five cities and then on to three other countries, he and Françoise have […]

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Back to School with Bill Nesto – Bordeaux Superieur

Each semester, Lifelong Learning of Boston University presents a series of seminars in the arts and culinary arts. The seminars in the food arts are often presented by the faculty of the various culinary and wine programs at BU. One such is presenter is Bill Nesto M.W., an instructor on the faculty of the Elizabeth […]

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape: The Heinz 57 of Wine

57 Varieties, or Heinz 57 for short, is commonly used to describe an object consisting of an unquantifiable list of ingredients.  Naturally, the “57 Varieties” label on a bottle of ketchup could be misconstrued to imply that the contents comprise 57 varieties of tomatoes.  Well, at least that’s what I thought when I was a […]

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A Vertical Tasting of Maison Louis Latour’s Grand Cru’s

The vast majority of wine consumers buy wine to consume that day, that week, or if we are particularly disciplined, that month.  As we transition from casual consumers to learned connoisseurs, we tend to remain victims of habit and submit to instant gratification.  Patience might be a virtue and good things may come to those […]

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Bordeaux Off The Rails (Not in a Good Way)

“Hello.  My name is Rodney and I like French Wine.” When given the choice, more often than not, I will choose a Sancerre from the Loire Valley over a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, a Burgundian over an Oregonian Pinot Noir and a Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon over, well, from just about anywhere else in the […]

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