Tag Archives: Cabernet Franc

Lovely and Long-Lived Bourgueil

Recently I’ve rediscovered my love for the fine red wines of the Central Loire, which are made from pure Cabernet Franc. The best two appellations for red wines in the region are Chinon and Bourgueil, which face each other across the … Continue reading

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Viavino Wine Course Session Four

This Tuesday saw the fourth session of the Classic French Wine Regions wine tasting and education course I’m running.  The idea is to educate about the world of wine whilst also improving tasting skills.  In the third session we looked … Continue reading

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Bourgeuil Yannick Amirault

Last night I had a rather good Daube de Boeuf Provençale accompanied by a terrific bottle of 2002 Bourgeuil Grand Clos, from the excellent producer Yannick Amirault. Bourgeuil and its neighbouring appellation Chinon face each other across the Loire and both … Continue reading

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