News Archives: France

2015: Legendary Loire Vintage

2015: Legendary Loire Vintage 15

2015 was a momentous year in the world of wine. Scientists found that ellagic acid, a compound found in red wine, helps fight fatty liver disease and improves metabolic health. As the news broke, a witness reported Gerard Depardieu taking a long deep sigh of relief. Singer-songwriter John Legend launched a Napa Valley wine brand, … Read More

Domaine de la Petite Gallee: Lyon’s Gamay King

Domaine de la Petite Gallee: Lyon's Gamay King

Domaine de la Petite Gallee is an original. Just south of Lyon, France’s culinary capital, lies the tiny hamlet of Millery. Found in the heart of the oldest section of the Coteaux du Lyonnais, this idyllic little town and its surrounding rolling hills are home to some of the finest terroir for growing Gamay outside … Read More

Jacky Blot: The Maestro of Montlouis

Jacky Blot: The Maestro of Montlouis 1

“Jacky Blot’ has been instrumental in taking Montlouis out of Vouvray’s shadow and establishing for it a reputation of its own. Much of what he has done appears old hat today, but it was revolutionary at the time: organic viticulture, hand harvests, wild yeasts, barrel fermentations and no malolactic conversions” –Vinous Media The future of … Read More