Category Archives: France

Charles Thomas – 2011 Cotes du Rhone

Charles Thomas Vineyards The vineyards of Charles Thomas are organically farmed on an archaeological site with artifacts dating back to the 4th century, with some of the vineyard still being plowed manually by horses. The vineyards produce four varietals, the … Continue reading

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Start Thinking Spring with Clos Cibonne Tibouren Rose

Sometimes it’s best to start thinking spring while trying to survive the darkest and coldest of the winter months.  There is no better way to beat those winter blues than uncorking a wonderful rose. Clos Cibonne Tibouren Rose One of … Continue reading

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Bordelet Ciders: Poire Authentique, Sidre Tendre and Poire Granit

At the Wine Shop, we strive to fill our shelves with small production offerings from some of the most passionate beverage makers in the industry. The best part of my job is scouring the wine, beer, and liquor portfolios looking … Continue reading

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Grower/Producer Champagnes: An Eye Opening “Farmer Fizz” Experience

Grower/Producer Champagnes I recently attended a workshop on Grower/Producer Champagnes. That is, an individual who grows their vines, produces their wines and bottles them. These Champagnes have changed every perception I had of this style of wine. Without a doubt, … Continue reading

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Domaine Labbe Abymes: Can anyone say “Jacquere”?

Recently The Wine Shop was fortunate to bring in Domaine Labbe Abymes, one of the most interesting and unique wines from a little unknown region in France called Savoie. Most people think of Burgundy, Bordeaux, Alsace, Rhone or even Provence … Continue reading

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