Slavcek Sivi Pinot: A Slovenian wine worth getting to know!

Franc Vodopivec runs this family winery which has existed for over two centuries. He runs a argroturistic bed and breakfast with his wife and son. The winery and inn only serve product from what has only been culitivated by their own hand and this tradition has never been lost.

There are records of the farm [...]

Languedoc Wines from Mas Champart

MAS CHAMPART

Country: France
Region: Languedoc
Appellation(s): Vin de Pays d’Oc, Saint-Chinian
Producer: Isabelle & Mathieu Champart
Founded: 1976
Annual Production: 3,300-3,700 cases
Farming: Lutte raisonnée
Website: N/A

Isabelle and Mathieu Champart were relatively new to winegrowing when they first took over Domaine Bramefan (as her family’s farm is also known), in Saint-Chinian, in 1976. Isabelle was a Parisian with [...]

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    “More Than Just Wine” – love, simplicity, and understanding your vineyard with Arndorfer

“More Than Just Wine” – love, simplicity, and understanding your vineyard with Arndorfer

Martin Arndorfer comes from a long line of wine makers, growing up in the vineyards and cellar of his parents' estate. Anna Steininger is the daughter of one of the top and most respected wine makers in Austria, Karl Steininger (http://www.weingut-steininger.at/), quite simply, they are a match made in ‘wine’ heaven. Both born with [...]

Revitalizing Gamay in the Brionnais: Vin des Fossiles

Jean-Claude Berthillot of Vin des Fossiles is a visionary, reclaiming an ancient viticultural area and showing its potential for greatness. His estate is located in an area called the Brionnais (the home of Charolais beef) at the southwestern extreme of Burgundy near the Loire River, in the department of Saône-et-Loire.

Jean-Claude bought a house in [...]

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    History and Legend: Medieval roots at the Ermitage du Pic-St Loup

History and Legend: Medieval roots at the Ermitage du Pic-St Loup

Legends seem to converge at the Ermitage du Pic St-Loup. The hermitage dates back from the Middle Ages, as the former home of the bishops of Maguelone. The limestone peak or “pic” perched above the vineyards was named for the legendary Saint Thieri Loup, one of three pious, crusading, brothers and suitors to the [...]

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    ‘Philosophy, Rigor, and Respect’ – Domaine de Terrebrune and the terroir of Bandol

‘Philosophy, Rigor, and Respect’ – Domaine de Terrebrune and the terroir of Bandol

Our latest DI has arrived from Kermit Lynch and there are a lot of new Wines on it. One of them is Terre D’ Ombre from Domaine de Terrebrune in Bandol.

A bit about the Winery:

"Before acquiring vineyards, Georges Delille trained as a sommelier in Paris. In 1963, he bought what would become Domaine de [...]