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Champagne V. Testulat a Fifth Generation Champagne Estate

The Champagne Testulat estate dates back to 1862. Today the fifth generation of the family tends the 20 hectares (almost 50 acres) of vines and crafts the champagnes. The vineyards are located around the town of Epernay.

Champagne Mondet a Summer Aperitif

We had an opportunity to taste five of Champagne Mondet champagnes in a tasting in Washington DC organized by the APVSA.

Champagne Colin: A Premier and Grand Cru Champagne Estate

Champagne Colin is the oldest champagne house that we tasted wines at the APVSA (the Association for the Promotion of Wine and Spirits in America) tasting in Washington DC.  The house was established in 1889; now the seventh generation is leading this champagne house in crafting champagnes made with Grand Cru and Premier Cru grapes. […]

Champagne Philippe Gamet’s Bubbling Personality

One family, two French villages and four generations have molded Fabienne and Philippe Gamet to craft quality champagnes for the Estate Champagne Philippe Gamet. Fabienne and Philippe began the champagne company and now work with the next generation of Gamets: Jean-François and Marianne. Kathy and I met the mother-daughter team at the APVSA (the Association […]

VieVité Extraordinaire a Hit at a Baby Shower

While in college, our daughter Erin spent a study abroad semester in Provence. Upon returning to the US, she taught us what she learned in a wine class that she took while in France. Fast forward to today and Erin is looking forward to the birth of her first child. We helped organize a shower […]

Champagne Bauchet Washington DC Tasting

We receive several invitations to travel to Washington DC for a wine tasting. This week we were invited by the APVSA (the Association for the Promotion of Wine and Spirits in America) to taste wine predominately from France. I have a soft spot for champagne, in part because we visited the Champagne region twice and […]

Yatir 2014 Viognier Judean Hills

In the southern part of the Judean Hills lies the Yatir region. Three millennia ago, vines were planted in this region. Presently, the Yatir region is once again producing wine grapes and crafting wines. The Yatir Winery was founded in 2000. Wines are made with grapes sourced from vineyards just minutes away from the winery […]

Vitkin Winery: An Israeli Journey

The tag line for Vitkin is “an Israeli journey through vineyards and varieties.”

Locations Wines Online Wine Tasting

Last week we participated in an online tasting of the wines from Locations Wines. We were sent Locations E, F and I. Each wine was a blend.

Opening our Qvevri for the 2016 Vidal Blanc

On Sunday we opened our qvevri and tasted our Vidal Blanc that was sealed in the qvevri on its skins since December. A pictorial essay follows.

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