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What You Must Know When Planning Winery Visits in Europe

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Visiting wineries in Europe can be a very different experience from visiting them in the U.S., for a variety of reasons. Largely these reasons all relate to the fact that wineries in Europe are more generally agricultural operations, not tourist attractions — the are typically small, family run operations, and few if any have the kind of public “tasting rooms”…

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My Top 10 Wine Bars in Paris

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On my recent trips through Paris, I have been compiling a list of the Top 10 Wine Bars there and wanted to share some information about them.  In addition to writing this post, I’ve also created a Google map of my Top 10 Wine Bars in Paris — if you’re in the city, feel free to use that as a…

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VinConnect Launches Bordeaux!

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VinConnect is thrilled to finally announce our first partnerships in Bordeaux, with two absolutely fantastic wineries — Château Léoville Poyferré from Saint-Julien and Clos Dubreuil from Saint-Émilion! Ever since we launched VinConnect customers have been inquiring about Bordeaux — given that so many world-class wines are made there, why didn’t VinConnect have partnerships? The answer is that most of Bordeaux…

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Saint-Vincent Tournante: A Burgundy Festival Like No Other

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The Tournante of Saint-Aubin’s Statue While burgundy is full of wine celebrations, none of them quite compare to the historical Saint-Vincent Tournante. This festival, whose roots date back to the middle ages, has many traditions. Most importantly and to this day the event marks the occasion to promote the wines of Burgundy, foster solidarity between winemakers and pay tribute to...
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Discovering Côte-Rôtie at the Marché aux Vins D’Ampuis

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Last weekend I attended an epic tasting in the Northern Rhone town of Ampuis just 30 minutes south of Lyon, where over 60 wineries and their winemakers gathered to share their wines from Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Saint-Joseph, Cornas, Hermitage, Saint-Péray and Crozes-Hermitage. The event which is appropriately called the Marche aux vins D’Ampuis (“Ampuis Wine Market”), which gives consumers the opportunity to…

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Hospices du Beaune — An Insider’s Guide

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Every third Sunday in November the famed Hospices du Beaune charity event and auction takes place under Les Halles (home to the Saturday market). The famed event brings together wine enthusiasts from across the globe to partake in a weekend full of prestigious tastings, Burgundian festivities and delectable cuisine. From Friday onward the town becomes a-buzz when wineries and wine…

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