A Tour de France

Paris, France

Why is pinot noir from Burgundy so much more subtle than pinot noir from California?

What two main characteristics do the French look for in their wine?

What makes a gamay from Beaujolais such an excellent, less expensive alternative to ultra-pricey Burgundies like Romanée Conti?

Which French wine can literally age for over a century?

As long-time members of the Bonner Private Wine Partnership will know, we recently imported a few thousand bottles of wine from France.

Our club “sommelier,” retired winemaker Julien Miquel, took the opportunity to produce a two-part video crash course on French wines.

As a Bordeaux educated oenologist who has made wine at some of the greatest wineries in France, Julien knows a thing or two.

For those of you who haven’t seen the two-part course yet, we invite you check it out right now:

That’s all for this week… next week, we talk Champagne.

Bonner Private Wines