Guigal CDR Guigal is rightly acclaimed for its flagship wines, among them notably La Landonne, La Mouline, La Turque and Chateau d’Ampuis from the Northern Rhone appellation of Cote Rotie. In this company it is easy to forget that the firm also produces fine wines from all corners of the Rhone Valley, including generic Cotes du Rhone. Etienne Guigal, founder of the ... read more >
The village of Gordes reminiscent of a fortified citadel from that of the Lord of the Rings Our intrepid Singapore sommelier, Shalom Chin, has filed a heroic piece on the Southern Rhone Valley and the much-underrated Cotes du Rhone Villages wines. Sommeliers take note; this is the level of writing skills and opinion you should be attaining. Wine enthusiasts take note; it’s time to be listening to and reading what sommeliers have to say, they are at ... read more >
Côtes du Rhône Rouge Belleruche 2005 Southern Rhone Valley, France The quintessential BBQ red wine of the year. If you’re like me when it comes to the BBQ, neither the apparatus nor the chef seem to function adequately without a glass of red in a free hand. The enticing, smoky incense of broiling pork cutlets or sirloin tease the olfactory senses in the direction of a wholesome red. It might ... read more >
M. Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone vineyard, France For many summer means BBQs, and a great refreshing accompaniment is a glass of chilled red wine, writes Curtis Marsh. In the heat of the summer months, even the most ardent red wine drinkers gravitate towards white wines, perhaps the more savvy new age imbiber indulging in rose. However, if you are like me when it comes to the BBQ, ... read more >