Warming Up with the Wines of Corbières and Minervois

The third week of January finds many of us in a post-fiesta fog – and a cold one, at that. Holiday cheer has given way to mid-winter gloom, and we long for the warmth of a blazing fire and a dish of hearty fare to keep us company. What better time to imagine ourselves in the South of France?

Join the French Winophiles bloggers on Saturday, January 20th, as we head to the sunny wine regions of Corbières and Minervois. Tucked in between the Pyrénées Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, in the far southwest of France, these towns provide the perfect refuge from icy evenings here at home.

If winter’s got you down, we have the perfect remedy: a virtual voyage to this sun-kissed corner of the Languedoc, home to high-quality wines and heart-warming cuisine that will make you forget about those single-digit temperatures. We meet on Twitter at 11 am ET, following the hashtag #winophiles. Continue reading “Warming Up with the Wines of Corbières and Minervois”

Wine, Food, and Family: The Gift of Memories (#WinePW)

It’s time for the Wine Pairing Weekend crew to gather again, and this month we’re sharing pointers on Giving the Gift of Wine. We’ll discuss tips on picking the perfect bottle for the wine lovers on your list, as well as holiday-worthy menus featuring delicious pairings. And if you’d like to join the conversation and contribute a few ideas of your own, meet us on … Continue reading Wine, Food, and Family: The Gift of Memories (#WinePW)

Tour de France by the Glass 2016: Stage Fourteen, Montélimar to Villars-le-Dombes/Parc des Oiseaux

Race Profile The peloton has had a day to recover from the chaos of Stage Twelve and its three-bike pile-up in the last kilometer.  (In case you missed it, click here.)  Friday put them through an individual time trial, which Tom Dumoulin won handily and, which left the overall GC standings pretty well intact.  Saturday’s stage will probably be the last hurrah for the sprinters … Continue reading Tour de France by the Glass 2016: Stage Fourteen, Montélimar to Villars-le-Dombes/Parc des Oiseaux