France - Other Reds

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France - Other Reds

Learn about and taste 3 great French red wines from some lesser know wine regions.

By Gasper The Wine Guy

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Starts on Friday, March 31 · 5pm PDT



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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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When we think of French wines we generally think of Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Rhone with good reason because these regions produce some of the greatest wines in the world. But France also produces some outstanding wines in other less well-known regions as well. We are going to explore three of those wines with this tasting.

We are going to start out with a Chinon from the Loire Valley of France. Made from Cabernet Franc these wines are regarded as some of the world's best made from that grape. This wine pairs well with braised or grilled meats, green olives, and cheeses like Gruyere and Gouda. I will be tasting the Bougrier Confidence Chinon ($16.99 before discounts at Total Wine). If you can’t find it feel free to substitute any other Chinon.

We will then travel to Southwest France to the Cahors region where they make some amazing reds made primarily from Malbec. This wine pairs well with lamb, sausage, as well as cheeses such as Gouda, Cheddar, and Gorgonzola. I will be tasting the Chateau de Mercues Cahors ($28.99 before discounts at Total Wine) but if you cannot find that feel free to substitute any other red wine from Cahors.

We will stay in Southwest France and taste and learn about red wines from Madiran. Made primarily from the high tannin and deeply colored grape Tannat these wines are outstanding with ribeye steak, roast beef, short ribs, andouille sausage, and cheeses like Parmesan and Roquefort. I will be tasting the Domaine Du Mouie Madiran ($15.99 before discounts at Total Wine) feel free to substitute any other red Madiran. If you have any trouble finding it and other online wine sellers have a few. Total Wine has also expanded its shipping options and you may be able to have the wines shipped to you from as well.

You should open all of these wines at least an hour before the class to let them open up.

There is a $10 registration fee and gratuities are accepted and appreciated. I will send out the zoom information a week or so before the class.

Email me at if you have any questions.

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Gasper The Wine Guy