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Wine Travel: Champagne

Posted by Monica Yu on

Wine Travel: Champagne

Just under two hours away from Paris  awaits one of the most magnificent region for wine production. Specifically the region of Champagne, the king of all sparkling wine. Some people say you only drink Champagne for special occassions, however here at Plume Ridge Bottle Shop we tend to differ. Champagne should be enjoyed at any time and paired with meals just like you would with regular still wines. To understand Champagne, one must also understand how it is made and why it is so different from all the other sparkling wines on the market. View our article on the difference...

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Wine Travel: Portugal and Vinho Verde

Posted by Monica Yu on

Wine Travel: Portugal and Vinho Verde

[caption id="attachment_2654" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Vinho Verde: Rows of Loureiro Grapes in October[/caption]Portugal is famous for its Port wine history, however the region just north of Porto and Douro River is a thriving area called Vinho Verde. Vinho Verde is the second-highest selling wine in Portugal. The region was demarcated in 1908 and is considered to be one of the oldest regions in Portugal and one of the largest in Europe. It spans from the Douro to the Minho River near Spain. To the north there is the Minho River, the south is the Douro River, and the Freita, Arada and...

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Wine Travel: Right Bank Bordeaux

Posted by Monica Yu on

Wine Travel: Right Bank Bordeaux

After a few weeks on the road, the Bottle Shop team has traveled from Germany to Spain and finally landed in Bordeaux. Over the course of a few weeks and 7 hotels later, we find ourselves in a quiet place on the Right Bank of Bordeaux. Located just 20 minutes outside of the city center, away from the hustle and bustle, Chateau La France was a welcoming delight at first sight. Here in the country side landscape, the air is fresh, the sky is clear and the terrain is much hillier than the Left Bank. Driving up the road to...

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