Corsica

Corsica’s viticultural history can be traced back to 570BC, when Phocean traders settled on the East coast, at Aléria.  Since then, more and more vines have been planted around the island, and winemakers have discovered what each micro-terroir has to offer.  These wines are made of both indigenous and imported grapes, and many of them […]

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Alsace

Alsace is a land caught in the middle – nestled between France and Germany and constantly changing hands, the culture there has been profoundly affected by both nations.  Architecture, food, and of course wine have evolved amidst this interplay of politics and history.  Today, new growers are discovering the potential of the region’s steep slopes and […]

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The Roussillon

The Roussillon, on the eastern edge of France’s border with Spain, is becoming a hot spot of new and upcoming wineries testing the limits of their skills and their terroirs.  The varied landscapes offer a multitude of opportunities which adventurous winemakers are finally taking advantage of. Here is a small but great selection of them. […]

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Savoie

The Savoie region is virtually unknown outside France, even though it is famous for fantastic skiing and the Mont Blanc mountain.  Extremely mountainous, the area is home to some small producers making bright, elegant and delicious wines.  Vinotas Selections has discovered some gems here that we’re proud to import for you. Julien Vana started his […]

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Bordeaux

It doesn’t get more classic than Bordeaux.  However, the region has been resting on its laurels for decades now, pumping out innocuous and frankly boring wines for too long.  Now, some small producers are taking the reins back from the big houses and making unique, pure wines in harmony with the earth. Vinotas Selections would like […]

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The Côtes du Marmandais

The Côtes du Marmandais appelation can be found south-east of the Entre-Deux Mers region of Bordeaux, just across the Gironne River.  This small area (800 hectares planted to vine) was long relegated to making tiny quantities of inoffensive juice, yet lately a new generation of winemakers are using Organic, Biodynamic and Natural winemaking techniques to make wildly rustic […]

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Beaujolais

After many years of pushing plonk, the Beaujolais region of Eastern France is now making some of the most fun and easy-drinking yet serious wines available.  Quality-oriented producers are showing what the Gamay grape can do in the right hands. We at Vinotas Selections are proud to say we have found a few that will really open […]

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The Rhône Valley

The Rhône Valley has been making outstanding wines since Roman times. Bright meaty reds, voluptuous whites, lovely bubblies, all grown on very dry, hot stony soils, offering unique characteristics and delicious flavors. Vinotas Selections has discovered some high-quality growers who are offering fantastic wines at great prices. Who doesn’t love the bacon fat, blue fruit […]

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The Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is known for its enchanting chateaux, its delectable goat cheeses, and its lovely wines. From the steely Sauvignon Blancs of Pouilly Fumé and Sancerre to the briney, refreshing Muscadets of the Western Loire, the Loire Valley is a fantastic source of delicious bottles. Vinotas Selections is proud to offer our customers the […]

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Champagne

World-reknowned for its bubblies in all different styles, this beautiful region of rolling vineyards northeast of Paris hides its treasures well. But after lots of meticulous tastings, Vinotas Selections has found some deliciously affordable wines that will suit any winelover’s palate. Champagne Yves Ruffin is a tiny producer located to the northeast of Epernay, in […]

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The Southwest

Home to some wild grapes like Braucol, Duras, Len de l’Oeil, Malbec and Tannat, the South-West region of France, situated East of Bordeaux and North of Toulouse, has long been a source of some crazily interesting wines. These days, a new generation of winemakers is making big but graceful, elegant and lovely wines from these […]

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The Languedoc

The Languedoc has long been regarded as the kid brother to the Rhône and the source for inexpensive wines. While it might not be as well-known as its bigger sibling, this region is stepping up its quality and focusing on doing some great things. After much research in this vinous Wild West, Vinotas Selections has […]

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Burgundy

In this most historic region, Vinotas Selections has found some lovely wines being made by dedicated, artisanal craftsmen. For as long as people have enjoyed wine, Burgundy has been the symbol of the pinnacle of quality that both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can achieve. No other region inspires such passion and devotion, and we are […]

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