Rhône Valley

E. Guigal: Strength of Character in the Rhone Valley

E. Guigal Vineyards

The House of E. Guigal is relatively young by French winemaking standards. Etienne Guigal, a youngest son, began working in the celebrated vineyards of Vidal-Fleury at the age of 14 in 1924, when his family could no longer afford to support him. After fifteen years of hard work, he had worked his way up to become the cellar master and ... Read More »

New Arrival: Domaine Du Vieux Telegraphe From Châteauneuf-du-Pape In Rhone Valley

Domaine Du Vieux Telegraphe From Châteauneuf-du-Pape In Rhone Valley

Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe is certainly one of the most famous and most respected names in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and with good reason. Starting with less than one hectare of vines in 1898 from which he made wine only for himself, Hippolyte Brunier, a modest farmer, gradually increased the amount of land he dedicated to wine production on ... Read More »

The Sucess of Chapoutier: History and Terroir

“The fruit is to wine as disco is to music” In sum, it’s important but not dominant, explains Michel Chapoutier. In an interview given to Wine Spectator from the November 2012 issue, the “King of Hermitage” gives a complete testimony– defending his values, evoking his history and proving to be a true disciple of “terroir.” The vineyards of Michel Chapoutier ... Read More »