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Where Beaujolais Meets Carignan

by Sarah Hernan If I said “whole cluster fermentation,” what would be your first thought? Fruit? Freshness? Beaujolais? Bravo! But this post is not about Beaujolais. Let me give you another clue. Old vine Carignan, Grenache, Macabou, and Terret. Southern Rhône? Closer—Languedoc-Roussillon! Featured at one of our recent weekly staff tastings were the new arrivals […]

Journal of a Harvester

by Sarah Hernan Since the 2014 harvest is complete in France and Italy, you may have read reports from the different producers giving their first impressions about the new vintage. Yet we rarely consider what harvest is like from a grape picker’s point of view. Harvest 2014 at Domaine du Salvard, Loire As wine tourism […]

A French Woman in the Bay Area

by Sarah Hernan I know this title sounds quite common around here—you must be thinking yet another French person! And I couldn’t blame you as I have never been in a foreign country with such a huge French community. Every time I walk around San Francisco or Berkeley, I almost feel like home—hearing my native […]

Another working day at Domaine d’Aupilhac

Sarah Hernan, our French intern for the summer and fall joins us as our guest blogger today. You have probably already heard or read about the Domaine d’Aupilhac. In the middle of Languedoc close to the Terrasses du Larzac, Sylvain Fadat and his wife Désirée built a wine cellar next to the family house right […]