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    On Being a Wine Whistleblower or True Story Teller

    I had this problem in the Jura and now I have it in Savoie. What to do when there is a lovely story, which has been related by everyone from vignerons to official regional bodies and onwards to journalists, educator…

  • Last Chance Kickstarter Rewards and a Sample Chapter

    The Kickstarter campaign for my new book, Wines of the French Alps reached its target just over a week ago and is forging ahead towards a new goal – thank you to all who have contributed. In the meantime, I’ve…

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    Wines of the French Alps – Kickstarter Campaign for the Book

    Ten days ago in New York, I launched the Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for self-publishing my second book, Wines of the French Alps. The book’s focus will be on wines from Savoie, Bugey and other French Alpine regions. Click…

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    French Alps Wines and Rare Grapes

    In preparation for my new self-published book in the making, I’ve been spending some time pondering what makes wines from the French Alps so special. I’ve also been trying to define where the wine regions of the French Alps begin…

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6 thoughts on “French Alps Wines and Rare Grapes

  1. Bob Rossi

    This article increases my excitement for our upcoming April trip to the Bugey and Savoie regions. We’re staying in the Bugey, as we did 2 years ago, but will probably spend quite a bit of time visiting Savoie wine producers. And I look forward to your book.

    1. admin Post author

      Thanks … And, as ever Bob, I will enjoy your blog posts relating your next visits.

  2. Mariella

    I will put the book on my list! One small thing. Insn’t the grape called Ribeyrenc, with a b added? We had lovely wines from Thierry Navarre years ago. Lives in or near Roquebrun, Languedoc.

    1. admin Post author

      Thanks Mariella – Kickstarter for the new book soon.
      And, you are the only person to have spotted my non-deliberate mistake in the book review… neither the author of the book, nor my editor at CWW spotted it! I will correct it here!

  3. Jack Everitt

    This blog post lacks one thing – I think – the link to the Kickstarter for your new book. I finally gave up and went back to the email – and there it is!