The Season of Tastings

  The Orsay room is set up ‘Tis the season for tastings, and so these past few weeks I’ve been busy standing behind tables pouring my wines that are distributed in NYC. At T Edward’s tasting Jean-Pascal Aubron’s Muscadet got very good reactions, a testament to his wine-making skills. But the biggest taste test was […]

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A Week in the South of France

  Yeah, there are worse places to be in early summer. Sometimes, despite all the difficulties, there are some nice aspects to this job. I spent a week travelling back and forth between the Languedoc and the Rhone, visiting my current and potential wineries.   I started off at La Bouscade, my Minervois producer that […]

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Shameless Self-Promotion: Mini-Portfolio Tasting on 2/21 at Wine Library

Dear Readers, Come to the Wine Library in Springfield, NJ, on Saturday, February 21st, from noon to 4pm. I will be pouring three of my wines, L’Agary (a red from the Languedoc), the delicious La Bouscade (a 100% Syrah from the Minervois) and the fantastic Domaine Didier et Catherine Tripoz Macon Charnay le Clos des […]

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Monday in the Minervois

Talk about “garagiste”: David and Jo in front of their winery’s door I found myself in the ancient walled city of Carcassonne after a lovely weekend in the Cahors visiting my family and one of my wineries, Château Gaudou. I was met at the train station by Château La Bouscade’s winemaker, David Cowderoy. With a […]

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And away we go…

It’s that time of the year again, harvest, when the grapes are ripe (hopefully), the sugars high and the pips not too green. It’s also a race against the clock, as you rush into the fields to pick those cute little berries before rot/birds/weather/deer get to them. And to those of you who think it’s […]

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They Like Me (Part Deux)!

Well, yet again, not really me (understandable, after all I am an opinionated, stubborn SOB as most of my friends will tell you), but rather one of my wines. I was thrilled to see a review of my Chateau La Bouscade on the influential Mark Squires Bulletin Board. I guess I should preface this with […]

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Breaking News: Brunello Imports Blocked, My Wines Available!

This has been a busy week already, and it’s only Tuesday! But I wanted to share some incredible news, maybe not relevant to me per se as I rep only French wines, but very important to those who love Italian wines: in the wake of a wine-faking scandal in Italy that saw Brunello di Montalcino-labelled […]

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The Thrill of Discovery

Obviously not me, but I like the picture The other day I wrote about how I get tons of samples, and how I really need to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince amongst them. And it’s quite true, though many people still think I’m spoiled with all the free booze. Yeah, well, […]

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