Monthly Archives: August 2012

Chateau des Eyssards (Bergerac), neighbor to Bordeaux

I actually met Pascal Cuisset (pictured left), owner/winemaker of Chateau des Eyssards, in Seattle at a wine show put on by the French Wine Commission in the spring of 2011.  I entered the Columbia Tower Club on a beautiful, sunny day, … Continue reading

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La Farra, located along “Prosecco Road” in Valdobbiadene territory

I went to Europe in the spring of 2011 with Prosecco at the top of my list of wines I needed to find.  There had been a shortage in the market the previous holiday season (that I had experienced as … Continue reading

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Bodegas Maset del Lleó … delicious Cava from Penedés!

On my first trip to Europe for J. Strecker in the spring of 2011, I didn’t have any luck finding Cava, so I had a couple contacts in Spain on the lookout for me. Literally a couple weeks before the … Continue reading

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Bodegas Rauda, co-operative in Ribera del Duero

The world of wine is not large, and once you know a good agent, you soon know more.  François quickly introduced me to Fernando, who is the export manager for several wineries in Castilla y Leon, which is home to Ribera … Continue reading

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Chantovent Co-operative (Languedoc, France)

In my opinion, co-operatives are the way to go because if the co-op is well run, they get to choose from the best grapes in the area and then they turn around and sell it for less.  Co-ops don’t usually … Continue reading

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Domaine Moltès, a treasure from Alsace

Another contact that I have in France lives in Pfaffenheim (Alsace) and although she & her sister represent wineries from all over France, she is partial to her neighborhood wines, and so she should be.  The wines from neighbor, Domaine Moltès, are … Continue reading

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