• Permalink Gallery

    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 [...]

“Italian Beaujolais”

Happy Wednesday ...

I’m dubbing this wine “Italian Beaujolais”. Light, Fresh, and Fruity! Put a chill on it and take it to the Beach, as they do in Sardegna!!

Monica is an indigenous grape variety from Sardegna (possibly with Spanish origins). The vineyards of Cardedu (car-DAY-do) are in the area of Ogliastra, the most mountainous and [...]