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The Daily Sip™: France

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Gascony is Known for More Than the Three Musketeers

  • Aug 4, 2014

Even to people who have never visited its wide plains and rolling hills, Gascony has the ring...

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An accessible approach to an iconic wine region

  • Jul 29, 2014

Bottlenotes has long strived to help educate and entertain wine enthusiasts with cool, fun,...

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Celebrate French Independence Without Breaking the Bank

  • Jul 14, 2014

France is home to spectacular regional wines but what if you want to have the best of all...

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We’re in Love: Alsace Riesling

  • Apr 8, 2014

Riesling is the most commonly grown grape in France’s Alsace wine region for one...

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Life with Wine: Bordeaux

  • Mar 14, 2014

Vintage is shorthand for talking about the weather during a particular growing season. In...

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Life with Wine: Gigondas

  • Jan 27, 2014

Mention Gigondas and devotees of this grenache-based wine from the Southern Rhône...

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Artisanal Armagnac from the South of France

  • Dec 16, 2013

Now that evenings have turned chilly, you might be thinking of warm layers, firesides, and...

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Revelation, Flirtation, Contemplation, Oh My!

  • Jul 9, 2012

Definition: Rhôngasm (noun) – what you feel when you drink an amazing Rhône...

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Rosé Colored Glasses

  • May 7, 2012

When pale pink glasses of wine start showing up at your neighborhood bistro, it’s a sure...

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France’s Famous Grape Siblings

  • Apr 24, 2012

The primary grapes of France’s major wine regions are like elder siblings. They get all...

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What is the average age of French oak trees used to make wine barrels?