Posts tagged "Jenny & Francois"
Dirty & Rowdy with Hardy Wallace

Dirty & Rowdy with Hardy Wallace

Dirty & Rowdy from the zinfidel on Vimeo. Hardy Wallace of Dirty & Rowdy talks wine and fried chicken at Vine Wine, Brooklyn.  
Catherine & Dominique Derain "Le Plante Chassey" 2009 Mercurey

Catherine & Dominique Derain “Le Plante Chassey” 2009 Mercurey

The Catherine & Dominique Derain 2009 Mercurey is under the radar, natural (organic + biodynamic) Burgundy, and it’s the real deal.  This all coming from the Pinot hater.  But I was impressed with the range of Derain wines at the Jenny & Francois portfolio tasting, and had been curious to enjoy a bottle in the comfort...
Jenny & Francois Portfolio Tasting:  Best of the Best

Jenny & Francois Portfolio Tasting: Best of the Best

Jenny & Francois are perhaps thee leading natural/organic/biodynamic wine importer in the U.S.A.  They held a portfolio tasting recently and, being a big fan of many of their wines, I felt it my duty to stop by.  Four hours later I emerged having tasted all the red wines currently in their portfolio.  This is no...
Languedoc Love Letters

Languedoc Love Letters

Is the Languedoc the most under rated wine region in France?  I kind of think it might be.  It certainly is under appreciated.  Kind of like the Loire, but more so perhaps.  Like the Loire, it is home to a number of diverse wine growing areas and the wines tend to be pretty good value...
Loire Valley Fantasy Camp

Loire Valley Fantasy Camp

This past week whilst on vacation I spent a some time at the Loire Valley Fantasy Camp.  You see, I needed a theme to explore, and I had been building up a small supply of Loire reds and a week in the country seemed like a good time to drink them back to back.  The...