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Viognier (“Vee-Own-Yay”)

Viognier (“Vee-Own-Yay”) Viognier is a grape that is as hard to grow as the name is to pronounce. The variety is early ripening, leaving it susceptible to late spring frosts that can burn the delicate buds that would ultimately form all the green growth including the grapes themselves.

Provence in Pink

Provence in Pink Provence is a region in southeastern France extending from the left bank of the Rhône on its west, to the Italian border on its east, and bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to its south.

“Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” — Dom Pérignon

“Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” — Dom Pérignon Champagne dates back centuries to the days when Benedictine monk Dom Pérignon was the cellar master at the Abbey of Hautvillers, assigned to oversee wine production. One of his duties was to try to prevent wine from becoming bubbly, which at the time, was thought to ruin the wine. He and his fellow monks altered the grapes used in the wine production and eliminated skins to see if that made a difference.

Touraine

Touraine Touraine is one of the four districts that comprise the Loire Valley in France. The name Touraine is derived from a Celtic tribe called the Turones who inhabited the region almost two thousand years ago.