Tag Archives: French wines

The Wine & Soul Dress Rehearsal

I have read all of Shakespeare’s plays – even the disputed ones. As you can imagine, I am a fan of theatre – all that strutting and fretting on an actual stage. On Monday, May 22, I felt on stage … Continue reading

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Winter has Arrived – Gamay to the Rescue!

[Note to my readers: I wrote this post a few days ago when Spring was on the wane.] It has been been winter in the Callen household in two ways. First, the summer solstice is on its way and so … Continue reading

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Week #5: Know Your Producer/Know Your Importer! (Relationships Matter.)

Certainly one vital way to get to know your producers is through the importers who have deep relationships with them. Kermit Lynch is one of those importers; and knowing good importers is a shortcut to choosing a good wine in … Continue reading

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Week 3: I’m Batman! (And yes, this is the obligatory Thanksgiving post.)

There is something no-nonsense and straightforward about Foillard’s wine. It seems to say, let’s cut straight to deliciousness. Deliciousness with class. It has a wonderful texture going down. The finesse from start to finish seems almost offhanded. – Kermit Lynch … Continue reading

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Week 1: What does it mean to be a winemaker in the Southern Rhone?

52 Weeks of Wine on the Mind. Week #1: Region SO WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A WINEMAKER IN THE SOUTHERN RHONE?   For this wine lover, joy emanates from spending time with those who craft my wines. Last … Continue reading

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