Images of Cairanne

  Denis Alary of Domaine Alary with a map used during Cairanne's promotion to Cru   One of Domaine Alary's galet-strewn vineyards on the Montagne   Romain Roche, Domaine Roche   Alluvial soils of the Garrigue   It does rain here occasionally...   Bruno Boisson, Domaine Boisson     Lighter gravelly clay soils of the Terrasses de l'Aigues   Loïc…

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Images of Sablet and Plan de Dieu

Images of Sablet     The village of Sablet   The sandy soils of lieu-dit La Piaugier near the village   Thibaut Chamfort, Domaine La Verquière   Cheval Long towards Séguret   Les Briguières towards Gigondas   Images of Plan de Dieu   Endless vines, looking towards Mont Ventoux (centre) and the Dentelles de Montmirail (right)   Ancient river…

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The Rules of BYO

Many of us have a few ‘special’ bottles in our collections but finding the time to drink them can prove surprisingly tricky. We don’t all have the skills or the space to cook a meal for friends at home, so one solution is to open treasured bottles in a decent restaurant. But with different policies, corkage charges – and with some restaurants refusing outright – what’s the best way to proceed?…

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Images of Valréas and Visan

Images of Valréas   Looking north to the town of Valréas   Caroline Bonnefoy in full mistral!   Atop the Massif de la Côte, looking south   Jacques Coipel, Mas de Sainte Croix   L-R: Paul-Henri Bouchard, Domaine des Grands Devers; Emmanuel Bouchard, Domaine du Val des Rois; Aurélie Lardet, Maison Lavau; Julien Coipel, Mas de Sainte Croix; Stéphane Vedeau, Clos…

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