Category Archives: Grenache

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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Domaine Clavel in the Côtes du Rhône Villages of Saint Gervais

This small, family winery run by Denis Clavel, his wife, Franҫoise, and their daughter, Claire, is located in the little known Côtes du Rhône Villages of St. Gervais on the western edge of the Southern Rhône. The land there imparts … 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 Les Fusionels from Faugères (Languedoc, France)

This is another winery that François hooked me up with for our first shipment.  Wines from Faugères (in the northeastern end of Languedoc on the Mediterranean) are not well known, but they can still cost a pretty penny in the … Continue reading

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