Wine Regions / France

Grand Cru Godme

Grand Cru Godme

Zachy's Andrew McMurray shares one of the highlights of his trip to Champagne: Champagne Godme. Watch Andrew fall in love with those tiny bubbles as he tastes Godme's exquisite, moderately priced Champagnes.  More »

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Wine Regions: France4:13
Jean-Luc Colombo

Jean-Luc Colombo

Mari Stull talks about wine, food and fun with Jean-Luc Colombo, also known as the winemaking wizard of the Rhone and famed for producing innovative wines with real personality.  More »

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Wine Regions: France8:32
Jeremy Seysses, Domaine Dujac

Jeremy Seysses, Domaine Dujac

Paul Grieco and Robert Bohr taste the elegant wines of Domaine Dujac, one of Burgundy's finest producers, with winemaker Jeremy Seysses.   More »

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Wine Regions: France5:59
Champagne Charles Ellner

Champagne Charles Ellner

Charles Ellner began his career as a riddler, the person who rotates bottles to ensure Champagne's bubbles develop properly. He went on to own what has become a highly acclaimed Champagne house. Sommelier Paul Grieco tastes a lovely Champagne Charles Ellner Brut with producer Sylvain Allart.  More »

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Wine Regions: France3:42
Jacques Bavard: 2005 Bourgogne Chardonnay

Jacques Bavard: 2005 Bourgogne Chardonnay

Jacques Bavard shares his 2005 Bourgogne with Rick Pitcher and WineTasteTV. A restauranteur turned winemaker, his first bottling provides a rich expression of chardonnay in an "easy" and nearly perfect vintage.  More »

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Wine Regions: France2:46
Saint Julien Second Labels

Saint Julien Second Labels

For fine Bordeaux on a budget, second labels offer Saturday night style on a Tuesday night budget. Ben Giliberti tastes three Saint Julien offerings from 2004 with elegant style at a reduced price.  More »

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Wine Regions: France5:54
Annabelle Cruse-Bardinet, Chateau Corbin

Annabelle Cruse-Bardinet, Chateau Corbin

Annabelle Cruse-Bardinet comes from a long line of winemakers, so it's no surprise that she's making her own mark on Bordeaux at Chateau Corbin. A small estate in the heart of the Saint Emillion region, Corbin has been producing elegant, fruit-forward wines for years.  More »

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Wine Regions: France4:26
Clos Vougeot Musigni, Gros Frere et Soeur

Clos Vougeot Musigni, Gros Frere et Soeur

Ben Giliberti loves this powerful and age-worthy 2005 Clos Vougeot. Gros Frere is among the most conscientious Clos Vougeot producers and owns one of the best parcels of vineyard land, just beneath the slope of the legendary grand cru Musigny.   More »

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Wine Regions: France2:15
Right Bank Bordeaux Tasting

Right Bank Bordeaux Tasting

Wine Taste TV's Ben Giliberti takes us to the Right Bank, with two merlot dominated Bordeaux offerings from 2004: Chateau D'Aiguilhe and La Tour Figeac.   More »

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Wine Regions: France3:29
Margaux Times Two

Margaux Times Two

Nobody balances oak with fruit better than the winemakers of Bordeaux. Tasting wines from the 2004 vintage of the prestigiuos Margaux region, Ben Giliberti samples two wines that are on two opposite ends of the oak spectrum. One wine shows lots of oak, one very little, but they're both delicious and both perfect examples of classic Margaux style.   More »

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Wine Regions: France5:01
Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot Rouge, Jean Marc Pillot

Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot Rouge, Jean Marc Pillot

Ben Giliberti evaluates this 2005 red Burgundy from the up-and-coming domain of Jean Marc Pillot. Although Chassagne-Montrachet is better known for white wines, it's reds can be complex and extremely interesting. The Morgeot premier cru produces some of the best red wines of the appellation.  More »

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Wine Regions: France2:32
Sensational Serveaux

Sensational Serveaux

Andrew McMurray continues on his tasting voyage through Champagne, joining expert Sylvain Allart to taste the wines of Serveaux Fils. Find out what sets this small producer apart from the pack (hint: it's all in the grapes).  More »

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Wine Regions: France4:11
Beaune Clos de la Mousse, Bouchard

Beaune Clos de la Mousse, Bouchard

Ben Giliberti tastes this ready to drink 2005 red Burgundy. Although Beaune is best known for its white wines, this lighter style red from Bouchard Pere et Fils is quite appealing in 2005.   More »

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Wine Regions: France2:32
Vosne-Romanee, Hudelot-Noellat

Vosne-Romanee, Hudelot-Noellat

Ben Giliberti reviews this classy 2005 red Burgundy from Hudelot-Noellat. Many consider Vosne-Romanee to be the single best commune of Burgundy, offering a balance of power and subtlety allied with silky fruit.   More »

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Wine Regions: France2:16
Corton-Renardes, Prince de Merode

Corton-Renardes, Prince de Merode

Ben Giliberti tastes this fabulous 2005 red Burgundy from the prestigious Prince de Merode. Corton is the only gran cru that produces both red and white Burgundies and although this wine is delicious now, it will continue to improve for a decade or more.   More »

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Wine Regions: France2:31
Emmanuel Cruse, Chateau d'Issan

Emmanuel Cruse, Chateau d'Issan

It was served at the marriage of Alienor d'Aquitaine in the middle ages, praised by princes in the 18th century, and the favorite of an Austrian emperor almost two centuries ago. Now, Chateau d'Issan is considered a sexy and modern easy-drinking wine. Emmanuel Cruse talks about his favorite vintage in recent history.  More »

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Wine Regions: France7:07
Loire Valley Wines: Dessert Wines

Loire Valley Wines: Dessert Wines

Ever wonder how a dessert wine is made? Brian Duncan educates us on the process a grape undergoes to create those sweet and fruity flavors we crave and what they pair well with.  More »

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Wine Regions: France1:41
Jean-Charles Cazes

Jean-Charles Cazes

The legendary Chateau Lynch-Bages in Bordeaux dates back to the 18th century, but the new president of the company is only 32 years old. His fresh outlook and respect for tradition has resulted in some wonderful wines. Join Mari Stull, as they taste through a selection of fine wines.  More »

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Wine Regions: France7:57
2005 Bordeaux Debut

2005 Bordeaux Debut

Do the 2005 Bordeaux live up to the hype that's been building ever since the harvest? Ben Giliberti takes you behind the scenes at the Union of Grand Cru tasting to get the inside story from top Chateau owners.   More »

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Wine Regions: France3:45
Daniel Johnnes

Daniel Johnnes

Paul Grieco talks with Daniel Johnnes, big-time sommelier turned small-time wine producer. Find out what made Johnnes fall in love with Burgundy, and what's so important about finding a wine with a 'Sense of grape, sense of place, and sense of man.'  More »

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Wine Regions: France6:17
Gevrey Chambertin, Robert Groffier 2005

Gevrey Chambertin, Robert Groffier 2005

Ben Giliberti tastes a 2005 red Burgundy from the commune of Gevrey-Chambertin. Some of the grandest wines of this commune are among the longest-lived red wines of Burgundy and require lots of aging to show their best. But this village level Gevrey-Chambertin has lots of bright cherry fruit and is deliciously ready to drink now.  More »

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Wine Regions: France2:26
Pommard Clos de la Platiere, Prince de Merode

Pommard Clos de la Platiere, Prince de Merode

Ben Giliberti tastes this 2005 red Burgundy from the prestigious domain of Prince de Merode and finds it remarkably ready to drink now. With forward fruit, the reds of Pommard are among the most popular Burgundies and this complex, superbly defined wine will improve in the cellar over the next five to seven years.   More »

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Wine Regions: France3:06
Allen Meadows, Burghound

Allen Meadows, Burghound

Wine Taste TV's Bonnie Graves talks with Allen Meadows at this year's World of Pinot Noir event. Find out how he developed his unrivaled passion for Pinot Noir and became one of the world's foremost authorities on Burgundy.   More »

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Wine Regions: France4:08
Champagne Charles Ellner

Champagne Charles Ellner

Continue to explore the joys of Champagne in Andrew McMurray's series on the greatest wines from one of the world's greatest regions. In this episode Andrew tastes five wonderful Champagnes from the prestigious producer Charles Ellner.  More »

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Wine Regions: France6:40
Chateau Lynch-Bages Family History

Chateau Lynch-Bages Family History

His great grandfather was a baker, then an insurance salesman, and then a winemaker - and the rest is history. Mari Stull speaks with Jean-Charles Cazes, the young new president of the celebrated winery Chateau Lynch-Bages. Jean-Charles discusses his plans for the company, including their expansion into exciting new wine regions.   More »

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Wine Regions: France6:51
Nuits-St Georges, Henri Gouges

Nuits-St Georges, Henri Gouges

Ben Giliberti tastes two 2005 Nuits St Georges from legendary Burgundy producer Henri Gouges. Les Chenes-Carteaux and Clos des Porrets are built for the long haul, and these two premier cru will be at their best in 10 to 15 years.   More »

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Wine Regions: France4:08
Morey St Denis Aux Charmes, Amiot Pere et Fils

Morey St Denis Aux Charmes, Amiot Pere et Fils

Ben Giliberti tastes this well structured 2005 red Burgundy from the commune of Morey Saint-Denis, which sits between Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny. Just over the border from Gevrey-Chambertin, it offers a similarly powerful style in this award winning vintage.   More »

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Wine Regions: France2:59
John Kolasa: Bordeaux Winemaker

John Kolasa: Bordeaux Winemaker

Bordeaux winemaker John Kolasa talks with Wine Taste TV about the 2004 vintage for Rauzan Segla and Chateau Canon. Will the neglected vintage that offers great value today develop into greater wines after another decade in the bottle?   More »

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Wine Regions: France4:53
Bruno Eynard, Chateau Lagrange

Bruno Eynard, Chateau Lagrange

As the new head winemaker for the acclaimed Chateau Lagrange, Bruno Eynard knows more than a little about great Bordeaux wines. Now, he sits down with Ben Giliberti to discuss the recent vintages from this historic Grand Cru winery.   More »

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Wine Regions: France3:50
Champagne Henri Giraud

Champagne Henri Giraud

You can practically feel the bubbles tingling on your tongue as Paul Grieco speaks with Claude Giraud of the Champagne label Henri Giraud. They discuss the exciting changes in the Champagne market.  More »

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Wine Regions: France5:20
Classified Growth Bordeaux Tasting

Classified Growth Bordeaux Tasting

Wine Taste TV's Ben Giliberti continues with his 2004 Bordeaux tastings with two moderately priced offerings: Haut Batailley and La Tour Carnet.  More »

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Wine Regions: France5:24
Volnay-Caillerets, Pousse d'Or

Volnay-Caillerets, Pousse d'Or

Ben Giliberti tastes an outstanding 2005 red Burgundy from the highly regarded Domaine Pousse d'Or. Along with Chambolle-Musigny, Volnay produces the most intensely fragrant wines of Burgundy. This Volnay-Caillerets has a remarkable bouquet of spring flowers, violets, and cherry- strawberry fruit.   More »

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Wine Regions: France2:09
Loire Valley Wine: Cabernet Franc

Loire Valley Wine: Cabernet Franc

This wine for grown-ups can range from elegant and delicate to rustic and chewy. Join Brian Duncan as he talks about two Loire Valley Cabernet Francs and what they pair well with.  More »

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Wine Regions: France1:36
Burgundy vs. California Competition

Burgundy vs. California Competition

France may be the undisputed king of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but will the tasting panel favor the upstart California wines? See the excitement and silliness of the French Wine Society's 'France vs. the Rest of the World' tasting at the D.C International Wine Festival.  More »

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Wine Regions: France3:39
Chambolle-Musigny, Hudelot-Noellat

Chambolle-Musigny, Hudelot-Noellat

Ben Giliberti tastes this elegant 2005 red Burgundy from Chambolle-Musigny. Along with Volnay, Chambolle-Musigny produces the most fragrant wines of Burgundy, and this wine offers notes of violets and sweet fruit on the nose.   More »

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Wine Regions: France3:27