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2008 Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre

August 8th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Color, Country, France, Loire, White

Across northern France, chalk runs in a formation of great depth and age.  We can see it at the white sea cliffs at the Channel and, less dramatically, in outcrops and valleys where flowing water has revealed the bones of the land. This great chalk formation runs from England in the west across the heart [...]

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Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvée Terroir 2006

November 27th, 2009 · No Comments · France, Loire, Red

Chinon is an ancient castle in the Loire valley. Closely associated with Henry II Plantagenet and later with Jeanne d’Arc, the sprawling castle looms over the river Vienne, close to its confluence with the Loire. It is an old place — not entirely cheerful. But we are here to consider its wine: the famous Chinon [...]

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