22 June 2015

Taste the Tour Pack 2015



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.  Notes on serving suggestions and some information on the stages will be included with the pack.



In summary:                                                                                     
Champagne
Château Achille Princier Grande Tradition Champagne NV               RRP $54.00
Rosé
Domaine de la Croix Irrésistible Rosé 2012                                    RRP $29.90
White
Domaine Bellegarde Pierre Blanche Jurançon Sec 2009                   RRP $36.00
Red
Château de Saurs Gaillac Rouge 2010                                            RRP $26.50
Château Haut Monplaisir Prestige Cahors Malbec  2006                   RRP $34.90
Domaine Roche Audran  Côtes du Rhone  2012                              RRP $25.90

Valued at                                                                                     $207.20

Save over $30 when you buy the Taste the Tour Pack:            $175.00


The monsieur (below) may not be in the Tour but he seems to have the right idea, racing to buy his wine and cheese at this Epicerie Fine in Bordeaux! 

We look forward to our virtual wine and food peleton again this year and enjoying some fabulous Tour viewing and fine wines! And of course we will be following our friends Les Vaches du Tour on social media as they comment on the real heroes of the Tour- the cows!


More details available here.













13 June 2015

Wine Spectator, the Dordogne and Chateau Tour de Gendres



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! 





3 June 2015

Chocolate and Champagne in Rutherglen






If you are going to be in North East Victoria this week-end come and check-out this event....

Renaissance Chocolates and DiscoverVin are teaming up to provide a Champagne and Chocolate tasting. 

We will be giving tastes of Champagne and some of our other wines. Champagne and wine will also be available by the glass and to take home. Come and try our brand new rosé Champagne from Achille Princier.

For the occasion Renaissance Chocolates has made some chocolates using some DiscoverVin wines! They certainly should be a perfect match!  

You will find Renaissance Chocolates about 15 minutes drive from Rutherglen at 507 Boorhaman East Road. 

You will be warmly welcomed by Robyn and Neil from Renaissance Chocolates and Helen from DiscoverVin.

Check out their website for details or call 02 6035 7216


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