Category Archives: France

Meet a Winemaker: Regis Chaigne

Before we get to the interview, I have a confession to make…I suffer from too-many-ideas-too-little-time-itis.  It’s plagued me for a while now and has resulted in a few purchased web domains, email conversation and pitch decks with friends that fall … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, France, Meet a Winemaker, Sauvignon Blanc

Spring Whites & Some Rainy Weather: The Verdict

So here I am, all excited to ring in spring with some nice, crisp, French whites and what does the weather do? It rains all week here in San Francisco. Sigh. I guess it’s just the April showers coming a … Continue reading

Blind Tastings, France

Hi-yo Wine! Rhone Rangers 2011

Over the weekend we stopped by the Rhone Rangers 14th Annual SF Wine Tasting event at Fort Mason. It’s a great event — 100 wineries showcasing 500+ wines bred from Rhone varietals. There was Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, Carignan, Mourvedre, Roussanne.  … Continue reading

France, Red Wine, Rhone, Syrah, Wine Events

Allez Le Blancs! French Whites for Spring

What better way to celebrate the coming spring than with some whites wines from France — putting our favorite French white to the test. Up until a few years ago, Linda and I knew nothing about French wine, red or … Continue reading

Blind Tastings, Chardonnay, France, Sauvignon Blanc, White Wine

French Silk Syrah Cabernet ’08

I’m a sucker for design, branding, and presentation especially with wine bottles.  This usually means I shun the silly logos or labels stuck in the 1980s, but I couldn’t resist the packaging of French Silk Syrah Cabernet (another BevMo $0.05 … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, France, Red Wine, Syrah