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Domaine de Marcoux vieilles vignes, Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Delicious triplet of Rhône wines from Domaine de Marcoux

Domaine de Marcoux is a family property in the northern part of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. In addition to the exclusive chateauneuf wine, they also make côtes du rhône and vin de france, all of very good quality. On September 14, a triplet of Marcoux wines is launched on the Swedish market by Caviste, but the wines are […]

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The castle ruin in Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Stony soil and lots of sun = rare Chateauneuf-du-Pape blanc | Britt on Forbes

Chateauneuf-du-Pape is one of France’s most exclusive appellations. It covers only 3200 hectares (less than e.g. Chablis in Burgundy). It is famous for its rich and powerful red wines. Only 7% of the production is white, so the white Chateauneufs can almost be considered a rarity. but if they are hard to find it is […]

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The big round pebbles, galets roules, in Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Top wines from the Rhone Valley: Chateauneuf-du-Pape | Britt on Forbes

The Rhone Valley in southern France is a fantastic source of good wines. Most of the wines are full-bodied and spicy. On a warm summer day you should drink them slightly chilled (16C) to underline the freshness and in winter they make a perfect companion to more hearty food. There are many different appellations here […]

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An exciting wine merchant that takes you on a journey of discovery: Caviste

Caviste is a French company which sells French and to some extent also Italian wines to the Swedish market through distance selling. There are several companies which use the same principle to supply customers with wines other than those sold by Systembolaget. (Ed .: Here you can see BKWine’s list of “Swedish” online wine shops […]

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Domaine Pontifical, Chateauneuf-du-Pape

A papal evening with Domaine Pontifical from Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Wines from the South can warm nicely in the winter in the cold North. And can also cheer up a gloomy evening. Domaine Pontifical is a winery in Chateauneuf-du-Pape that makes excellent wines with a dominance of trendy grape Grenache. It also makes a prestige cuvée a rare white chateauneuf. BKWine Magazine’s Ulf Bengtsson went […]

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Les Muses Domaine du Joncier, Lirac

Uncorked: Good wines we have tasted recently, December 2014

Uncorked: Under this heading we collect various wines that we have tasted, and liked, recently. It can be wines that we have had during dinner at home, at wine tastings, press lunches, visits to vineyards, or other occasions. We describe the wines just with a few short sentences, tasting notes that we hope will give […]

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Pingus and Chateu Rocheyron

Pingus, Chateau la Nerthe, beer, Bollinger and Maya Samuelsson

When Arvid (Nordquist) invites you to its annual brand tasting day it’s not just wine that is on the table. (Arvid Nordquist is a big wine and food import company in Sweden.) Wine is shoulder-to-shoulder with Tabasco bottles, coffee machines, Riesen candy and gluten-free bread, all presented by specialists in each area. What is the […]

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Uncorked: Good wines we have tasted recently, May 2014

Uncorked: Under this heading we collect various wines that we have tasted, and liked, recently. It can be wines that we have had during dinner at home, at wine tastings, press lunches, visits to vineyards, or other occasions. We describe the wines just with a few short sentences, tasting notes that we hope will give […]

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Uncorked: Good wines we have tasted recently, March 2014

Uncorked: Under this heading we collect various wines that we have tasted, and liked, recently. It can be wines that we have had during dinner at home, at wine tastings, press lunches, visits to vineyards, or other occasions. We describe the wines just with a few short sentences, tasting notes that we hope will give […]

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Domaine Roger Sabon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Domaine Roger Sabon in Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a true family domaine. Roger Sabon created the domaine in 1952. His three sons Jean-Jacques, Denis and Gilbert are all involved and now also Julien and Delphine, children of Denis, and Didier Négon, oenologist and married to Séverine, Jean-Jacques’ daughter, work at the domaine. The family has 17 hectares […]

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The Châteauneuf-du-Pape book now in e-version

A few months back we wrote a book review on the Châteauneuf book by Harry Karis, what must be the definitive magnum opus on the producers in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. However, it is a huge book (2 kg?) so not very easy to lug around on your travels in the Rhone Valley. Now the book has been […]

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Three visits in Chateauneuf – first day on our Southern Rhone Tour

Starting running today with three visits in Chateauneuf: domaine Fontavin, Ogier, and Pere Caboche. Two women winemakers and one big group winery. Interesting mix! There are plenty of things going on in the vineyards, harvesting is in full speed, or at least almost. Quite a few harvest workers picking grapes. Read more on the first […]

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So, how many grape varieties ARE there in Châteauneuf-du-Pape?

In the last Brief we noted that it is really not a big issue if you don’t remember all the 13 permitted grape varieties in Châteauneuf. Or is it 15? Well, it all depends on how you count, we said. A reader with a penchant for details (thank you Tomas!) has pointed out that in […]

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Can you count to Châteauneuf-du-Pape?

Châteauneuf-du-Pape has over the last decade or two seen a tremendous development both in terms of popularity and more importantly in terms of quality of the wines (hopefully the two aspects are linked). It has also been named “Wine Village of the Year” by the Swedish wine tasting club Munskänkarna (with 20,000 members!). Some of […]

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The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Book

The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Book By: Harry Karis Photo and design: Phil Karis Kavino Book Publishing, www.cdpwinebook.com It is a relatively easy task to review this book, in a way. It is likely to be the standard tome on Châteauneuf for the foreseeable future. It is has almost 500 pages and weighs over two and a […]

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Daniel Brunier, Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe, Châteauneuf du Pape [E] – BKWine TV

Mini-interview and meeting with Daniel Brunier, one of the owners of Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe and winemaker. The Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe is family owned and is vineyard is located in Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the southern Rhone Valley in the south of Frence. Winery… Daniel Brunier talks about the differences between the grenache in Chateauneuf and […]

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Olivier, winemaker, Domaine du Grand Tinel

Domaine du Grand Tinel, Châteauneuf du Pape [F] – BKWine TV

Interview with Olivier the oenologue at the Domaine du Grand Tinel in Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the southern Rhone valley in France. We are visiting just when the harvest is in ongoing, so there is plenty of work (and noise) in the cellar. They have just brought in all the grapes from the vineyards. This is the […]

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Domaine Giraud, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Sister and brother couple Marie and François Giraud took over this property from their father ten years ago and have today 19 hectares. They have great respect for the appellation and the terroir but have also introduced some modern ideas in the wine making. Destemming, for example, which was not systematically done before. Marie says […]

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Marie Giraud, Domaine Giraud

Domaine Giraud, Marie Giraud interview [E] – BKWine TV

Interview with Marie Giraud co-proprietor and co-winemaker of Domaine Giraud. She runs the property with his brother Francois. It’s a family vineyard since 40 years back. Marie works with the Vinification and Francois works with the vineyards. It is located in Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the southern Rhone Valley (France). They make three different wine cuvees with […]

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BKWine Travel Stories: Is Robert Parker honorary citizen of Chateauneuf

I wonder if Robert Parker is honorary citizen of Châteauneuf-du-Pape? If he’s not (and I imagine that’s the case), then perhaps he should be. He has probably done more than anyone else to revive the fortunes of Chateauneuf (at least according to some growers). A few decades ago (or even less, before Parker ‘discovered’ it) […]

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More harvest news: great year for Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The summer has been exceptionally sunny and windy in Châteauneuf (as opposed to some regions further north). They have had a bit of rain during the harvest but it has not caused any serious problems (it was rather welcome after the very dry summer). The producers’ federation expects it to be an outstanding vintage (following […]

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Domaine Fontavin, Châteauneuf-du-Pape | BKWine Pick

Shortly after Hélène Chouvet finished her training as an oenologist, in 1996, she took over the family property Domaine de Fontavin. From her 42 hectares she produces around 80,000 annually, half of which is exported. The main grape is Grenache (70%) with some additions of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Hélène prefers the Grenache that she […]

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Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape | BKWine Pick

Chateau de Beaucastel, located in the north eastern corner of the appellation, is among the top of the top wine estates in Chateauneuf. The brothers Jacques and Jean-Pierre Perrin takes good care of the heritage created by their father Jacques and grand father Pierre. The vineyards are managed organically since the 1950s. Chemical treatment and […]

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