Every November, the shelves in our local wine stores get flooded with bottles with multicolored labels. The wines taste really young- almost grape juicy- and has this after taste of bubble gum. Yes, I am talking of Beaujolais Nouveau. The local papers will write about it and they will go as far as to say […]

When talking to Véronique Cunty of Domaine de Font-Sane, one would be forgiven for thinking that she may be new to this wine thing. There is boundless energy and a disarming honesty that one sees more often in younger winemakers. There is also the fact that she looks ridiculously young and we ascribe that to [...]

To talk about Gigondas without talking about Véronique Cunty or Domaine de Font-Sane would be just wrong. I first tasted Véronique Cunty’s wines in 2005. It was a happy accident. Véronique is an incredible winemaker who started making wine with her father almost 30 something years ago. That’s more time than most of us have even […]

So, you like Chateauneuf du Pape? GSM (Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre) wines? Then you got to know about Gigondas. Gigondas is a beautiful village north east of Chateauneuf. Sheltered by the jagged Dentelles de Montmirail, this is one of the treasured spots for Grenache.  Gigondas derives its name from Jocundas which is Latin for  Joy! I am using [...]

When you arrive at home of Lilian and Sandrine, the odds are good you will be greeted by Fig. Fig is a yellow lab and he is still a puppy. For a puppy, he does a lot around the place. On our first visit, he kept our children occupied with his boundless energy and his constant [...]