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Ruinart Brut Champagne – The Humble Bubble

January 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

Despite being the oldest established house in France, Ruinart is likely a name you’ve never heard of, and yet it creates some of the finest champagne in the world. Our holiday indulgence was a bottle of...

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Domaine Rolet Père et Fils Étoile Chardonnay

December 9, 2015 | 1 Comments

Clean and crisp, Domaine Rolet Père et Fils Étoile Chardonnay 2011 is humility in a bottle.  Subtle tones, mellow colour and tone, it’s a killer seafood wine and a great winter white. Two whites in...

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Domaine André Goichot & Fils Les Dressolles 2013

November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Domaine André Goichot & Fils Les Dressolles 2013, a crisp Bourgogne chardonnay.  Wine is so good, but good wine is better! Clean, fresh, crisp, pert, all adjectives that could apply to this wine.  A native...

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Ranked among the best Santenay La Comme wines, Rene Lequin-Colin La Comme, Santenay Premier Cru 2009 is an approachable Burgundy, at a surprisingly affordable price. Found on the shelves of our local wine shop one might pause when...

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Le Vin Noir Côtes du Brulhois

August 12, 2015 | 3 Comments

Well backed and solid, Le Vin Noir Côtes du Brulhois is award winning for a reason. The 2009 vintage is a great buy for any wine lover, who likes to drink well — and often. When...

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Chateau De Ripaille 2013

June 24, 2015 | 1 Comments

Light and fresh, Chateau De Ripaille 2013 is the perfect summer white.  Dry, with a hint of acidity, it backs seafood with ease and cleanses your palate for more. This is a wine that drinks...

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G. Gruet & Fils Blanc de Blancs Brute - Food Gypsy

G. Gruet & Fils Blanc de Blancs Brute Champagne

February 11, 2015 | 1 Comments

Nothing says romance quite like champagne.  Reminiscent of old Hollywood, synonymous with glamour and wealth.  Fear not, with a little research you’ll still have funds for dinner!  Try G. Gruet & Fils Blanc de Blancs...

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Blason de Bourgogne Crémant de Bourgogne Brut - Food Gypsy

Blason de Bourgogne Crémant de Bourgogne Brut

February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Think pink for Valentine’s Day.  Busting bubbles and toasted yeast yield to the undertone of red berries in Blason de Bourgogne Crémant de Bourgogne Brut.  Endearingly romantic, slightly sophisticated, and decidedly non-snobby. Continuing our Valentines Day Wino Wednesday romance theme; we’ve...

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Valentine’s Day doth approacheth.  Tell me fine Sir, have you procured an elixir to woo thine love?  No? Best get thee to the liquor store, post haste, and grabeth thine-self some swanky bubbles!   Might...

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Chateau Pipeau, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2005 - Food Gypsy

Chateau Pipeau, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2005

August 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

A big, bold Bordeaux with a ripe, full mouth and yet, no linger.  Chateau Pipeau, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2005 for people who like wine but don’t what all that pesky wine aftertaste. The topic...

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Veuve Ambal Crémant de Bourgogne Brute Rosé, the sparkling wine of Burgundy.  A pink, bubbly way to ring in the New Year. 2014 marks a new beginning.  I love a new year with fresh pages unwritten,...

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The Mists of Beaune, A Wet Day in Wine Country

January 16, 2013 | 5 Comments

The day was wet, a fine mist hung in the air, we huddled together under the cover our our umbrella on a romantic afternoon on the ‘Route des Grands Crus’, a journey through of some of France’s...

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