Planning a trip to France? Looking to learn a bit more about French wine? Wanting a few suggestions for the weekend? The Crush On This team has what you need! Following are our YouTube videos that introduce you to French wine labels and nine wine regions. Enjoy the videos at your leisure or go ahead and binge them all! And don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for more… Merci!
Years ago, I picked up a bottle of French wine for purchase. Once it was opened, I was disappointed. It turns out I thought I was getting a higher quality wine for the price, but I did not! How did I make that mistake? I didn’t know how to read the label. In this episode, Allison and I decipher the codes on a French wine label so that we know exactly what’s in the bottle!
Brut Champagne. Rose Champagne. We love Champagne and we love to celebrate with Champagne. Nothing says celebration more than pouring bubbles in your glass, especially with the king of French sparkling wine, Champagne! Champagne is the answer to every question and in this episode, we indulge in three incredible choices to make every occasion bubbly and special! Pop the cork and start sipping!
Think about wine from Alsace. Is Riesling the first variety that comes to mind? Probably, but there are so many Alsace wine choices to discover! Each is expressive, flavorful and of course, food friendly. In this episode, we delve into many of the styles readily available, suggest a few to try and offer food pairing ideas.
Everyone knows about the French wine region of Burgundy famous for its beautiful Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. But there is so much more to learn about this iconic region. For example… its preferred name – Bourgogne. In this episode, Allison and I dive into the essentials of Bourgogne and explore this historic, fascinating region with expressive wines in the glass.
French wine from Beaujolais? Oui! Beaujolais cultivates Gamay (the vast majority of plantings) and Chardonnay grapes within 12 areas: 10 very special Crus (Cru Beaujolais) plus Beaujolais and Beaujolais Villages. Let’s start wine tasting as we share Cru Beaujolais.
When we think of Provence, lavender fields, sunshine and art come to mind. But there are many Provence rosé styles to consider, too. In this episode, we explore those styles and suggest a few wines to enjoy so that you can have a taste of Provence along with us.
Why are the wines from the Rhone Valley so fascinating? One reason is its diversity of climate, terroir and varieties cultivated. In this episode, we travel the Rhone from the north to the south as we learn more about food, wine and culture of one of our favorite areas. And yes, we’re sipping wine, too.
Have you heard about the wines of Occitanie, France? I’m sure you have – the region comprises Languedoc, Roussillon and South West France. The wines are unique, diverse, delicious and affordable with plenty of personality. In fact, organic viticulture in France is mainly concentrated in Occitanie with 37% of the total area of French organic vineyards. In this episode we take you to this beautiful, sun-drenched region for a delicious exploration.
Bordeaux covers a large number of wine-growing areas, differing in size and sometimes overlapping. They all lie within the wine region of Bordeaux, centered on the city of Bordeaux and covering the whole area of the Gironde department of Aquitaine. In this episode, we give you a quick guide to Bordeaux as we travel the Left Bank, Right Bank and southern areas of Bordeaux with a glass of wine in hand.
How would you like to travel so much of the Loire Valley with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir at the ready? Allison and Cindy are doing just that with wines from La Perrière. In this episode, we’ll enjoy the fresh and beautiful wines from this iconic family, now in its ninth generation, and experience a taste of the Loire Valley.
Cheers! ~ Cindy
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