Category Archives: France

Château Franc Grâce-Dieu

This small winery had been imported to the States prior to us picking them up.  I distinctly remember this wine and was disappointed that it disappeared off the market for a period of time.  I am excited to have reconnected … Continue reading

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Our First Selection from Pomerol

Yet again another fantastic duo- this husband and wife team makes extraordinary wines. Château Le Caillou is a seven hectare estate which has been owned by the Giraud-Belivier family since 1975 and is currently managed by André Giraud.  It is located … Continue reading

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Belle Eleonore

 Lussac Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux We were year into our import business before we decided to add Bordeaux wines to our portfolio. The market is competitive in Seattle, and I needed well-made, good value, small production wines. Belle Eleonore was one in … Continue reading

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La Croix Dillanges (Saint-Julien, Bordeaux)

La Croix Dillanges is a cuvée produced by Château du Glana, a young estate established in 1999. Its modern facilities and meticulous care in the vineyard help continue the high quality wines this region is known for. Château du Glana … Continue reading

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A Jewel from Bordeaux’ Entre-Deux-Mers

Literally translating to “between two seas”,  Entre-Deux-Mers is the largest region within Bordeaux.  Located on the Right Bank, it is the area between the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers. At the heart of the Entre Deux Mers appellation, Château Martinot benefits … Continue reading

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Le Grand Sorbier’s dynamic Jean-Christophe Perraud

I discovered this guy’s wines last spring when I was in Europe buying wine & I love them. They are fresh, well-made wines at a price point hard to find in Burgundy. At 24, winemaker Jean-Christophe Perraud (pictured) produced his … Continue reading

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Alpha Loire Domaines, an extensive line from France’s Loire Valley

I actually stumbled across this winery in Seattle at a Loire Valley tasting via a team of French sisters, who represent Alpha Loire in the international marketplace. The wines are just outstanding and even better for the price.  They have quite a large … Continue reading

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