The best of Jurançon
Domaine Cauhape’s two new cuvees, Quatre Temps and Boléro, gives the chance to taste for a very reasonable price excellent wines from the best producers of the Jurançon appellation. Quatre Temps 2015 is a very aromatic, very slightly spicy, perfectly balanced dry white wine with citrus and white fruits notes. Boléro 2016 is a well-balanced sweet yet fresh white wine with ripe citrus and exotic fruits notes. Both are priced at €15.80, a real bargain considering their quality. Information :
www.jurancon-cauhape.com
pix
Loire Valley wines by Bougrier
On the occasion of the autumn wine sales called Foire aux Vins, have a look at the wines produced by Famille Bougrier, a Loire Valley wine producer. A very enjoyable complex and floral white wine with citrus and white fruit notes, the 2016 Touraine Sauvignon Pure Loire is available at Auchan supermarkets for about €6. Very similar and slightly cheaper, the 2016 Touraine Sauvignon Caves de la Tourangelle is on sale in Super U shops. If you prefer red wines, try the fruity and slightly spicy Valençay, La Pierre à Fusil 2016 sold €6.40 in Nicolas wine stores. Information :
famille-bougrier.fr
pix
Dolphins count
Do you want to spend your vacations helping to preserve the Planet ?... The French association Cybelle Planète offers you to board 7 days Mediterranean cruises as an eco volunteer to participate in a study about cetaceans and biodiversity. Accompanied by a scientific chaperon, you will count bottlenose dolphins, sperm whales, fin whales, note their behaviour, their direction of travel,…. You will also help to sail the ship and to prepare the meals. The ship sails off Hyères. Six cruises are scheduled between July 15th and August 28th. Price : from €1100 per person. Information : 0467603015
www.cybellemediterranee.org
pix
White wines for Christmas season
Are you looking for white wines to go along with festive meals of the end of the year ?... Here are two very good value white Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux. Fresh, fruity and crispy, the Tutiac Sélection 2015 has citrus notes and pairs perfectly with oysters. Price : €6.05. Aged in barrel, nicely balanced, more rounded and complex Tutiac Excellence 2013 and 2014 have hints of ripe white fruits with a slight toasted finish and can pair with all fishes. Price : €7.50 Vignerons de Tutiac, tel : 0557324833
www.tutiac.com
pix