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Taste the Tour Pack 2015

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It’s that time of year again; time to enjoy the legendary Tour de France. Enjoy the sights of the racing and the stunning scenery while enjoying a selection of French wine from DiscoverVin. 
Each year DiscoverVin puts together a 6 pack of wines that can be enjoyed whilst watching the Tour. These wines relate to regions that the 2015 Tour de France passes through. They represent the mid and final sections of the race through the mountains and south of France, when the battle for the yellow jersey really hots up.
As excellent value for money they are a great introduction to DiscoverVin’s portfolio of boutique French wines. And all at a fraction of the price of a ticket to France!
The wines in this six pack are sourced from vineyards in the Pyrenees, Gaillac in South West France, Cahors (the home of Malbec), the Rhone Valley, Provence, and finishing strongly with a fabulous Champagne as they turn towards Paris.
Here is the list of wines, as matched with some of this year’s Tour stages.  Note…

Wine Spectator, the Dordogne and Chateau Tour de Gendres

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We noticed a mention of the wonderful Chateau Tour des Gendres in the latest edition of Wine Spectator.
This month’s issue features an article on the food and wine of the Dordogne region.
Chateau Tour des Gendres was listed as one of two wineries to visit.
Luc de Conti is touted as one of France’s leading wine makers. He is at the forefront of organic production and a proponent of white wine production in Bergerac (which has historically focused on red wines). We have previously written about Luc and his wines. To read more click here including links to his delicious wines that we currently have in stock. 
If you are planning a trip to France, the Dordogne region and Chateau Tour des Gendres are certainly worth a visit! 

Chocolate and Champagne in Rutherglen

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