Let us take a moment to appreciate cheese—le fromage—in all its glorious forms: aged and flecked with crunchy crystals, nestled beside ribbons of salty salumi; encased in a rich rind, spread onto crusty bread; warm and gooey, folded into a fresh herby pasta; grated generously over hearty soups and salads... Though we often use cheese as a delicious adornment to our everyday dishes, the most artisanal cheeses shine in the spotlight of a simply laden platter. When paired with the right wine, they offer us a wonderfully complex, even transcendent, experience. This month, we’ve put together an indulgent selection of wines from cheese-making regions throughout France and Italy. We’ve grouped the collection into regional categories and provided recommended pairings for each bottling. Shop around for wines that pique your interest, head to your local cheesemonger, and taste your way through the rolling, pastoral hills of the wine route.
It’s twenty-eight degrees in Beaune tonight, that damp, Burgundian kind of cold that reflects off the stone streets and walls and doesn’t care how many layers you have on. The town is decked out in its Christmas best and as charming as it is to walk around among the lights and decorations, what I really want to do in this weather is head to one of our vignerons’ homes, where a roaring fire, a glass of wine, and the aromas of the most perfectly prepared Burgundian meal will warm my bones...
Gingerbread cookies, yule logs, pumpkin pies... Sauternes, Banyuls, Muscat—whether you prefer your treats baked or fermented, no holiday feast is complete without the final flourish of dessert. Now through the end of December, 20% off per bottle!
Just across the Loire River from Chinon, Bourgueil not only has comparable soils and climate to Chinon, but, like its neighbor, it also is home to some of the world’s greatest sites for Cabernet Franc. But because Bourgueil is hard to say (“Boor-goy” comes close), you might never know it unless you tasted its most beautiful wines, like those below from the Boucard family of Domaine de la Chanteleuserie...
I have a serious problem: I can’t remember people’s names for the life of me. It’s in one ear and out the other, and that’s why you can find me hiding by the hors d’œuvres station at parties instead of socializing.
Olivier Savary was not always destined to make wine. Even though many of his relatives around the Chablisien village of Maligny did, a string of challenging harvests had discouraged Olivier’s parents from joining the family business.
Here you will discover twelve examples from Italian and French vignerons who have resisted the tendency to globalize their vineyards, honorably sustaining the varieties native to their respective terroirs.
Even the most renowned vignerons in Villié-Morgon tend to be laid back and unassuming despite the monumental Gamays they produce—perhaps none more so than Jean Foillard. One of Morgon’s “Gang of Four” Kermit first championed thirty years ago, Jean farms some of the cru’s most celebrated vineyards and his translation of these schist, granite, and sandstone terroirs is never anything short of breathtaking.
When the esteemed French wine artist Michel Tolmer created beautiful artwork for our 50th anniversary, we knew right away that we had to feature it on a few select items of merch. After spending maybe a little too much time researching the options, we landed on a classy, leather-strap cap, a comfortable t-shirt made from 100% cotton, and a tote made with incredibly sturdy, fair-trade, and organic cotton by a certified B corp that invests in the livelihoods of women and farmers of India, featuring three wine sleeves and two other compartments for all of your other needs!
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