Our wine correspondent Jim Walker continues his wining and dining ways in southern France and, in the process, discovers that some stars can be illusionary. Read on for all the delicious details.Continue reading “MORE SLURPING AND BURPING IN SOUTHERN FRANCE!”
WINING AND DINING GRACEFULLY IN SOUTHERN FRANCE
Our wine scribe Jim Walker and his wife Hélène have been visiting Provence and other areas of southern France at least annually (except for the last two plague-infested anni horribiles) for more than 30 years. To absolutely no-one’s surprise, they have spent a considerable amount of time during those sojourns sampling the local fare and vinous offerings. Jim comments on his gustatory observations and experiences in his latest contribution to Gentleman’s Portion.Continue reading “WINING AND DINING GRACEFULLY IN SOUTHERN FRANCE”
THE FARAUD SISTERS AND THEIR GORGEOUS GIGONDAS
More and more women are successfully taking control of wineries around the world. Such is the case at Domaine du Cayron. The difference, as our wine scribe Jim Walker discovered, is that this stellar Gigondas producer of the Southern Rhône is operated by three sisters – Delphine, Cendrine and Roseline Faraud.
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SUSSING OUT THE SUCCULENT SOUTHERN RHÔNES
As many of you know, our wine scribe Jim Walker operates Arthur’s Cellar Wine Club and imports wine from France’s southern Rhône region into Ontario. He, along with his wife and vinous partner Hélène, journey regularly to southern France to assess recent vintages and maintain relationships with their vintners. Here Jim chronicles the latest visit to their beloved Provence.
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EULOGY FOR A WINERY
Being in the wine business provides one with the opportunity to enjoy some very, very good bottles. But, as our wine correspondent Jim Walker reports, better still, it gives one the chance to get to know some truly remarkable people. Such is the case with the Palon family, vintners in Gigondas. Continue reading “EULOGY FOR A WINERY”