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Jan 18, 2022

Cahors is the best-known appellation in Southwest France, likely because the wine of the region is based off a grape everyone knows: Malbec. 


Made around the town of Cahors, 160km/100 mi east of Bordeaux, this region hugs the river Lot, and stretches over slopes with such varied soil,...

Dec 22, 2021

In educational partnership with

Beaumes de Venise is a small, beautiful village located in the southern Rhône Valley. It has a great history of quality and recognition for both its red wines, which are classified under the Côtes de Rhône Beaumes de Venise Cru, and its famed Muscat de Beaumes de Venise Cru, a vin...

Dec 22, 2021

In Educational Partnership with

This show is all about the Beaumes de Venise AOC, which is a double threat, making two distinctly different, yet equally stunning wine types, with a cru for each:

  1. Beaumes de Venise has been a red-only Cru of the Côtes du Rhône since 2005. It is a blended wine based on Grenache, with...

Dec 15, 2021

In Partnership with


Rasteau is a cru of the Côtes du Rhône, specifically the southern Rhône. It is an area with a very specific geography, soil type, climate, and wine style that deserves our attention.


In this show we explore this region, discussing the land, the climate, traditions, grapes, and winemaking. ...

Dec 15, 2021

Thank you to the region of Rasteau for the educational partnership and financial support for this show and for teaching us about this appellation, full of history, excellent wine, and passionate producers!


Rasteau, a Cru from the southern Côtes du Rhône vineyards, has a unique terroir. Its delicious wines are...