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Sneak Peek: The #Winophiles Look at French Grapes Used Outside of France

 

We recently did this exercise for #ItalianFWT and I enjoyed that theme. So,  for the third French Winophiles' event of 2021, I am inviting the #Winophiles crew to explore indigenous or typical grapes from France with me. The twist: find a bottle of French grapes that are cultivated and made into wine somewhere else around the world. 

I asked them to look at French varieties made into wines around the globe. Examples might be Cinsault but made in Chile; Semillon from Australia; or Négrette made in California. I asked them to be creative. And they did. Here's the line-up for this weekend.

  • Allison & Chris at AdVINEtures share French Grapes Around the World: Chardonnay in BC's Okanagan Valley.
  • Andrea of The Quirky Cork declares Ooo la la! French Grapes in Turkey!
  • Gwendolyn of Wine Predator examines Bordeaux Grapes Growing in West Coast Vineyards.
  • Jeff of FoodWineClick! takes A Reluctant Look at French Grapes Outside of France.
  • Jill of L'Occasion features Rhône Grapes in Paso Robles.
  • Lauren of The Swirling Dervish Beyond Champagne: Pinot Meunier Shines in a Varietal Wine from Two Shepherds.
  • Melanie of Wining with Mel offers French Grapes Around the World: Spotlight on Niagara Gamay. 
  • Nicole of Somm's Table is Celebrating Women's History Month with Gamble Family Vineyard's Mary Ann.
  • Pinny at Chinese Food and Wine Pairings examines Elevating French grapes outside France at Texas's William and Chris Vineyards.
  • Robin of Crushed Grape Chronicles looks at Roussanne 9009 km from Home.
  • Susannah of Avvinare posts Petit Manseng Flourishes In Virginia.
  • Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm is Exploring Malbec outside of France Paired with Pineapple Teriyaki Salmon.
  • And host Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla surveys Gamay Around the Globe: From Burgundy to the Willamette Valley + Mussels, Pici, and A Bottle from New Zealand.

If you are reading this early enough, please feel free to join the live Twitter chat on Saturday, March 20th at 8 o'clock Pacific time. Just follow the hashtag #Winophiles and be sure to add that to anything you tweet so we can see it. Cheers!

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