YOU SAMPLED an Al Fresco White from

L’Espinose Muscadet

REGION

Loire Valley, France

TASTES LIKE

Classic Muscadet with scents of pear, peach and grapefruit. The palate opens with citrus and lively minerality and the mouthfeel is velvet smooth thanks to aging on lees.

PERFECT WITH

Moules Frites, tempeh, oysters, grilled cheese lunch.

YOU SAMPLED an Al Fresco White from

Château Gillet

REGION

Bordeaux, France

TASTES LIKE

This Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blend blend makes for a rich and tropical fruit filled bouquet of lychee and honeysuckle.

PERFECT WITH

The French Trinity (parsley, butter, garlic,) seafood, french fries, fish filet.

YOU SAMPLED a Medium White from

Donjon Minervois Blanc

REGION

Minervois, France

TASTES LIKE

Notes of grapefruit, caramelized passion fruit, a touch of vanilla and some Pear Williams' as well. The fruits translate to the palate with a freshness that's balanced by minerality and fruitiness.

PERFECT WITH

Truffle toast, beurre blanc, as an aperitif.

YOU SAMPLED a Medium Red from

Domaine Brazilier “Rochambeau”

REGION

Coteaux du Vendômois, France

TASTES LIKE

Just enough velvety smooth tannins surround the core of ripe blackcurrant jam, raspberry pastry-filling and just a touch of floral-scented wood.

PERFECT WITH

Baked beans, strong cheeses, Cassoulet, Brie en Croûte.

YOU SAMPLED a Medium red from

Domaine Dumas Brouilly

REGION

Burgundy, France

TASTES LIKE

An intense red fruit core of sweet Rainier cherry, spiced wildberry bramble, ripe strawberry and super silky-soft tannins.

PERFECT WITH

Andouille sausage, Bolognese pizza, charcuterie, chicken tagine.

YOU SAMPLED a Medium red from

Domaine Meix Guillaume Rully

REGION

Burgundy, France

TASTES LIKE

Amongst the normal cherry and strawberry jam notes there is a strong whisper of Dr. Pepper and Cola flavors that still finishes light and airy.

PERFECT WITH

Duck breast, brie, chicken tikka, sesame seared tuna.

YOU SAMPLED a Medium Red from

Château Beauregard Mirouze Cuvée Lauzina

REGION

Corbières, France

TASTES LIKE

A blend of 45 year old vines of Syrah and Grenache, this organic Corbières has tons of structure layered with harmonious fruit. Notes of ripe red and black currant, garrigue spice and richness from the oak aging.

PERFECT WITH

Roast lamb, soft cheeses, dark chocolate, roast beef sandwiches.

YOU SAMPLED a Bold red from

Château Hourbanon

REGION

Bordeaux, France

TASTES LIKE

Dark plum, mushroom and vanilla notes from the oak add to the wine, which is peaking right now. The tannins are more present now and will only fade and smooth with age, so if BIG wines are your thing, this may be the Bordeaux for you!

PERFECT WITH

Barbecue, fancy takeout, fato a mano pasta, showing off on a second date.

YOU SAMPLED a Bold Red from

Château du Donjon Merlot

REGION

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

TASTES LIKE

The more voluptuous side of Merlot, with big, bold fruit and almost no tannins. The super juicy fruit flavors scream finger-staining violet colors: blackberries, blueberries and currants. Time in wood adds a baking spice note, intermingling into an almost “sweet berry pie wine,” without the sugar sweetness.

PERFECT WITH

Terrine à Pied de Cochon, Chicken liver mousse, BBQ ribs, Asado.