Saumur: My Kind of Wine...Though Maybe Not My Kind of Place!

Here’s another post in my intermittent series of “My Kind of Wine…My Kind of Place,” in which I discuss great wines, from great places I’ve been—mostly in France.

This beautiful photo of Saumur is by Martin Falbisoner, via Wikicommons.

I’ve been to Saumur twice in my life. It’s a beautiful town in

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The On-Going List of My Top 10 Favorite Easy-to-Find Value Wines

A great sparklng wine for Kir Royals: Cristalino Brut (see #10). If you want to make a great, any-night Kir, go for choice #1.

I have been writing about wine for 10 years, and have tasted thousands of labels. What strikes me again and again is how many truly great wines there

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From Mademoiselle to Madame—Story of an Uplifting Drink and Pure French Charm at the Café de Cluny in Paris

This time of year, I always start craving some of the warm drinks I’ve had in France. One of my favorites was made for me by a barman named Jacques at the Café de Cluny, in the Latin Quarter of Paris—a man who lifted my spirits on more than one trip.

A basic

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