Posts tagged ‘French Wine’

June 26, 2011

Wine: Château Mont-Redon Côtes-du-Rhônes

When we visited Andrews at the Westbrook in Paris, IL, we had 2 really great wines. They had a great wine list – pages and pages – despite being open 3 days a week. They usually only have 2-3 of each bottle in their cellar, but their selection of French wine (my favorite place of wine) was unbelievable for such a small place. It’s hard to even find 1 French wine on a wine list sometimes.

1999 Château Mont-Redon Côtes-du-Rhônes, France

Grenache 80%, Syrah 20%

Photo: Chateau Mont-Redon

This was an easy drinking wine, peppery, sweet and medium-bodied. The couple who joined us drink California Pinot Niors all the time and they loved this French table wine.

http://www.chateaumontredon.fr

Disclaimer: I do not claim to be a sommelier. I am in no way and expert. This “review” is because I liked it and think maybe you will like it too. No one can tell you what type of wine you like. Take it with a grain of salt. Try it and see if you like it too.

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June 25, 2011

Wine: 2007 Le Pigeoulet en Provence Rouge, Provence, France

This is another wine from our night out at Andrews at the Westbrook. They had a great wine list – pages and pages – despite being open 3 days a week. They usually only have 2-3 of each bottle in their cellar, but their selection of French wine (my favorite place of wine) was unbelievable for such a small place. It’s hard to even find 1 French wine on a wine list sometimes.

2007 Le Pigeoulet en Provence Rouge, Provence, France

80% Grenache, 10% syrah, 5% Cinsault and 5% Carignan
Retails around $20.00

Photo: Vignobles Brunier

This French wine is imported by Kermit Lynch (if you don’t recognize the name, he is a very popular and successful winemaker and importer in the wine world). This was another easy drinker. Fruity, medium-bodied and well balanced. It was great with all of our food choices.

http://www.brunier.fr/indexgb.htm

Disclaimer: I do not claim to be a sommelier. I am in no way and expert. This “review” is because I liked it and think maybe you will like it too. No one can tell you what type of wine you like. Take it with a grain of salt. Try it and see if you like it too.

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