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10 July 2017 News

Nice feature for Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rose in the Washington Post just before the July 4th weekend!

The article notes that the Rose comes “from a top producer in the northern Rhone Valley and “is a perennial favorite,” offering strawberry flavors, a hint of herbs, and good value. Click here to see the piece!

 
30 June 2017 News

Great comment from Dan Berger in the Napa Valley Register on the Cotes du Rhone Rosé:

“Wine of the Week: 2016 E. Guigal Cotes du Rhône Rosé($15): There are literally dozens of dry rosés available this year that are priced about the same as this one, but few have the reliability and versatility of this Rhône Valley stalwart. A blend of Grenache (60 percent) and Cinsault (30 percent), the wine’s raspberry aroma and mid-palate weight allow it to work equally with either rich seafood or lighter meat dishes. Or try it with pizza with a white sauce!”

Click here to read the article.

 

 

 
30 June 2017 News

Honest Cooking states the Cotes du Rhone Blanc “should be your go-to summer house white wine”. Below is an excerpt:

“Five Wines to Drink this Weekend

Here are five wines that we can’t get enough of so far this summer. Grab one or a few this weekend and let us know if you find a perfect patio pairing as you’re pouring. Bonus, each wine is less than $20 a bottle.

This floral white wine should be your go-to summer “house” white wine. Always have a bottle chilling to take on the impromptu trip to the beach or pool or to serve with your next batch of grilled fish tacos or lobster rolls.”

Click here to see the full list!

 
21 March 2017 News, Videos

Super flyovers of Cote-Rotie and a dive into the Guigal cellar.

 

 
8 March 2017 Feature, News

Vivino  just released a study from their 23 million users looking at the Most Popular French Wines.  They specifically name their most Popular French Wines under $20 – the Seven Affordable French Superstars.

Not only is Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge near the top, but it has the single highest average rating of any of the seven wines!

Link here.

 

 

 
6 February 2017 News

Scott Greenberg, wine writer at WTOP (Washington DC area news) features the Guigal Crozes-Hermitage Rouge in his story on Super Bowl pairings. The author is planning to pair the wine with a friend’s Philly steak-and-cheese sliders, since “the beef, creamy cheese and sautéed onions will line-up beautifully with the 2013 E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage from the Norther Rhône Valley region of France.” He explains that the “Syrah-based wine offers up a smoky, meaty nose that leads to flavors of dark plum, dark cherry and spice in the mouth that cuts the richness of the meat and cheese.” Click here to read the article.

 
19 December 2016 News

Today we have one of the most wonderful press pieces we’ve ever had, with Philippe Guigal featured in the Wall Street Journal.

The Guigal story has legendary aspects to it when you peel back the layers. A devotion to the Rhone Valley, quality, and a work ethic that in one generation – in France – catapulted Guigal and the Rhone Valley to the pinnacle of the fine wine world. This article in some way illustrates the secret to the Guigal family’s success: an intense devotion to each other and to their work.

The column is What’s Your Workout, with the piece attached and the link here.

See below for an excerpt!

“Working parents struggle to fit in weekly workouts, let alone weekly date nights. Philippe Guigal, the third-generation French winemaker of acclaimed Rhone Valley winery E. Guigal, combines the two. Mr. Guigal, 41, and his wife, Eve, 34, go ballroom dancing every Thursday night and practice the routine they perform on the professional ballroom circuit. “When you work together in a family business, it’s important to spend time together in a different setting where you have a different focus,” he says.

Mr. Guigal’s mother forced him to take dance lessons at 14. He showed natural talent and started competing. “I practiced 14 to 16 hours a week,” he says. “My father worried I would become a professional ballroom dancer instead of take over the winery.” In 1996, he met Eve, who had been dancing since age 5. They married in 2008.”

 
2nd December 2016 News

Following Pierangelo’s meeting with Worth editor Ken Rivadeneira in New York, Ken included the Tommasi Ca’ Florian 2008 in Worth’s “Excellence in Luxury” holiday gift guide. The Ca’ Florian is featured on a two-page spread of other high-end wines, including Bollinger and E. Guigal Chateau d’Ampuis, alongside the quote “For four generations, Tommasi has been the leading producer of Amarone. Its Ca’ Florian 2008 is bright and full-bodied, with a balsamic essence that pairs well with braised meats.” This holiday gift guide ran both online and in the December/January print issue.

Click here to see the full list of Excellence in Luxury 2016.

 

 

 

 
2nd December 2016 News

An article on the 2015 vintage in the Rhone Valley by Jancis Robinson was just published in the Financial Times.  The piece starts aptly: “Marcel Guigal is the godfather of the Rhone Valley.  His company in Ampuis uniquely combines quantity and quality in both its own holdings and massive purchases throughout the valley.”  Marcel and Philippe Guigal are quoted throughout, and in the shortlist of very top 2015s, Guigal has more than twice as many wines as any other producer. Below is an excerpt. Click here to read the full article!

“Marcel Guigal is the godfather of the Rhône Valley. His company in Ampuis uniquely combines quantity (to the tune of more than seven million bottles a year) and quality in both its own holdings and massive purchases throughout the valley. For him 2015 was the best vintage he has ever known, in a career that began in 1961 – that was a far from shabby vintage itself.”

 
23 September 2016 News

Food & Wine just published a list of the 50 Wines You Can Always Trust, because “It’s easy to find great wines made in tiny quantities that cost a fortune. What’s hard is locating amazing wines that are sold in stores across the country, that are delicious regardless of vintage, and that ring up at $20 or less per bottle. Here are our picks for the most reliable, most readily available wines in the world—50 wines that won’t let you down.”8 French wines are listed, and two of them are ours: Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge and Langlois-Chateau Crémant Brut. See below for an excerpt from the article!

“50 Wines You Can Always Trust
It’s easy to find great wines made in tiny quantities that cost a fortune. What’s hard is locating amazing wines that are sold in stores across the country, that are delicious regardless of vintage, and that ring up at $20 or less per bottle. Here are our picks for the most reliable, most readily available wines in the world—50 wines that won’t let you down. Plus, there are bonus selections: five top-notch Bordeaux for less than $25, 12 foolproof pairing suggestions and 10 world-class wines from France and the United States that cost a little more but still offer disproportionate quality for the price.

E. Guigal

Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge

While Guigal’s greatest acclaim derives from its extraordinary single-vineyard Côte-Rôties, which Rhône wine fanatics refer to as the “La Las”—La Mouline, La Landonne and La Turque—this family-owned firm makes top-notch wines at every price. Its typically Syrah-based Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge is full-bodied and compellingly aromatic.

Langlois-Chateau

Crémant de Loire Brut NV

It’s sparkling, it’s from France, it’s delicious—and it isn’t Champagne. Langlois-Chateau, founded in 1885, makes a variety of wines, but its shortbread-scented, pear-inflected Crémant is the one that rises above the rest. A blend of Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc, it ages for 24 months on its lees (the yeast cells left over after fermentation) rather than the nine months typical of most Crémants, which helps give it unusual lushness and depth.”

Click here to see all 50 Wines.