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Chateauneuf-de-Pape – VineSleuth Podcast

by Amy Gross, the VineSleuth

Want to know more about wines from the Chateauneuf-de-Pape region of France? (And wondering how to pronounce it for starters?)  I sat down with James King of the Texas Wine School earlier this week to find out more about what you can expect from the the wines of this region in southern France.

Chateauneuf-du-Pape-Village

Photo by Erlingm (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

We talked about the grapes that go into the wines, the terroir of the region (and what that means), what the wines typically taste like and how much you can expect to spend on a great bottle. (I think you’ll be happy to hear the answer to that one if you have any interest in exploring these wines.)

James also shares information on two outstanding vintages to seek out when buying Chateauneuf-de-Pape wines and we discuss the need to age… or not.

Click over and give us a listen. If you like it, please consider subscribing to the VineSleuth podcast on iTunes so you’ll never miss an episode and can listen in your car, while you cook, or, well, almost anywhere.

Want to taste the wines of Chateauneuf-de-Pape and learn even  more?

If you’re in Houston and would like to know more about the region and try some of the wines, James will be hosting a Chateauneuf-de-Pape class on Monday, June 10, for $60 per person. Click over to reserve your spot.

Can’t make that class, but want to know what else the Texas Wine School is offering this summer? Click over  to see  roundup of the Texas Wine School classes.

 

3 Comments

  1. Todd

    I live in Houston (Woodlands) .. Where can I buy Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine??? HELP!! :)

  2. Cindy A.

    Very informative podcast. Sounds like 2007 and 2010 are the years to buy… hope I can find it at Tim’s Wine Market in Windermere, FL. Enjoyed the wine conversation!

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