wines and more wines, the foires are on, wine fairs in France

This is the period of the wine faires or Foires du vin in France. Being a wine drinker, aficionado, amateur, lover, collector? , and former wine store manager I am always in love with wines. Water is for the agriculture ,wine is for the good health.

Some good quotes; “One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters…But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.”
Charles Baudelaire

“Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.”
Louis Pasteur

and my favorite, “Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.”
Ernest Hemingway

 

I rather go to the properties themselves and have some in the Médoc, around Amboise, Clisson near Nantes, and the South west near Gaillac, as well as pays basque with the jurançons. However, as one cannot be always on site even if live here, we do go to the Nicolas stores to shop my wines as well as online from the Baronnie of the Mouton-Rothschild family.  A representative presentation of some of my house wines ::)

http://www.lanessan.com/

http://www.chateau-latourdemons.com/

http://www.chateau-ducru-beaucaillou.com/site2006-va/index.html

http://www.domainedutertre.fr/

http://www.sauvion.fr/english.htm

http://www.domainedescausses.com/

http://www.chateaudelacroux.com/index.php?id=english

http://www.clement-termes.com/accueil.html

http://www.cavedejurancon.com/?___store=uk

store Nicolas, have in Vannes and Lorient, but Customer of the one in Vannes

http://www.nicolas.com/fr/magasin/vannes/vannes-10-18-465.htm

and La Baronnie, http://www.labaronnie.fr/

of course , here there is heaven so many so much choices, and so good quality wines ,it is like well heaven ::)

The new year will be exceptional according to my latest report from Bordeaux, such as “caught up with the heat deficit in August by a month of exceptional September”. Started by places early September, the harvest of white grapes, representing 12% of the blend of the 112.600 hectares of the wines of Bordeaux, including late harvested sweet wines, in the middle of month full swing. The harvest of red grapes are planned from the last week of September”  And that is for both colors white and red.

Enjoy the wines of France, no matter what they said the others are copies these are the real thing. See the grapes ::) Cheers

plu chateau bel air lalande de pomerol 2011 sept14 plu chateau de Chizots fleurie 2012 sept14 plu chateau de navailles jurancon 2010 sept14 plu Chateau Haut La Pierriere 2011 Castillon Bordeaux sept14 Plu domaine de la Morandiere 2012 Chinon aug14 plu lupe cholet bourgogne hautes  cote de nuits 2012 sept14

 

 

 

 

 

10 Comments to “wines and more wines, the foires are on, wine fairs in France”

  1. So I am a wine lover myself but most of my knowledge of wine is in new world wine and not old world. I really do not know where to start when it comes to drinking wine in France. I know all of the appellations of France and what varietals grow where but I do not know any of the actual producers. Where should I start to look? Where did you start when learning about French wine beside drinking it of course. I live in Sonoma County and work in a winery and have a fairly basic knowledge in wine but what I lack is producers of wine to look into. Any help of where to start would be appreciated. I would love to talk wine with you.

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    • its a long road, to meet producers growers you need to go to the source here. Just like there. I have posted several that I have met over the years. Go to any wine shop in your area (I used to work for ABC Florida wines and liquors stores) and on wine tastings they do come too. En vino veritas.

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  2. You now I adore a wine post more than anything. I really only have one comment: sooo jealous that you’re there and I’m not! Enjoy and imbibe pour moi!

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  3. Fine choice of wines. I really enjoy a light Rosé from the Loire, like Rosé d’Anjou, which is perfect for a hot lunchtime drink. Happy drinking!

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