Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Shining ‘Stars’ of Jura wines


By Melba Allen When you hear some say Jurassic soils, most Americans think of the film, Jurassic Park. But in fact, Jurassic soils are limestone and marlstone found in the Jura region,  east of Paris between Alsace, Burgundy and Switzerland. Jura gets its … Continue reading

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Antoine Cristal’s “Clos d’Entre les Murs”


by Melba Allen Have you ever seen vines growing through a wall? Not just one vine, but a whole vineyard?… Well amazingly enough I have in the Saumur region. There is a vineyard called “Clos d’Entre les Murs” which is … Continue reading

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And the Soprano is Singing in Luberon!


By Melba Allen Just at the farthest gateway of the Provence region in the south of France, nestles the Côte du Luberon, a not so well-known wine region just south in the valley du Rhône and north of the Durance … Continue reading

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