Tag Archives: France

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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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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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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Cave de Bissey ~ Crémant from Burgundy

I got hooked into Cave de Bissey through a long-time French agent who had called on me at Portalis before we were in the import business.  François told me years ago that if the opportunity ever arose to start importing … Continue reading

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