A beautifully written story of an outstanding winemaking family in The Rhône Valley, their wines, their loyalty to clients and the final loss of their vineyard due to illness of Sebastien, the young magician of a winemaker. Full story at Gentleman’s Portion.
It was the spring of 2007 and we had just arrived in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, blessed Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. The mimosas were in full blossom, my beloved irises were beginning to bloom and the sidewalk cafés were in early season form. But I had just one thing on my mind … to visit to my favourite caviste, Christian Esparza (read all about him in my Gentleman’s Portion post, ‘My Other Partner in the Wondrous World of Wine!’). He was still Monsieur Esparza at the time, vous not tu. It would be a couple more years before he would invite us to call him Christian. Anyway, I was anxious to hear the latest gossip about our wineries (actually, it was Hélène who was anxious) and to find what new treasures lay in store.
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