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Wine is Just Natural at AmByth Estate

I discovered AmByth Estate of Templeton, Ca (Paso Robles Wine Region) last May at the RAW Artisan Wine Fair in London. I talked with the owners and winemakers Mary Morwood Hart and Phillip Hart, and tasted their wines. AmByth Estate is the…

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Un café!

Today is National Coffee Day! Photo by Christine Humphrey © 2012…

Cafe de la Promenade

The quirky, but fun Cafe de la Promenade in Bourgueil, Loire Valley, France, where I enjoyed lunch during my June visit. And, check out the dessert sampler!…

A Gallic Vintage Challenge

An example of “millerandange”…uneven fruit set caused by adverse growing conditions, at Le Clos d’Entre les Murs d’Antoine Cristal in Saumur-Champigny, Loire Valley, France, where I visited in June. Photo courtesy of Cathy Henton of le tasting room in…

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Domaine de la Cotelleraie in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Loire Valley, France Photo by Christine Humphrey ©2012…

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Riddling, the second fermentation, for cremant de Loire, sparkling wine, in the caves of Langlois-Chateau, Saumur, Loire Valley, France.…

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Troglodytic caves and a windmill near Saumur, in the Loire Valley, France, that I visited last month… Until next time…à votre santé! Photos by Christine Humphrey ©2012…

Perfect Harmony…

  During my recent trip to the Loire Valley, I visited a very special vineyard, where the environmental synergy is perfect harmony. That place is Château de Fosse-Sèche. Located in the Saumur region of the Loire Valley, Château de…

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  A beautiful and unusual Crémant Rouge (sparkling red wine) made from Cabernet Franc that I tasted a few weeks ago at Langlois-Chateau in Saumur, Loire Valley, France. Photo By Christine Humphrey ©2012  …