17 August 2017 News

This is a blog post from Tom Kobylarz after the Masterclass seminar with Philippe Guigal earlier this year in New York City. The tasting focused on the new releases from Guigal for 2017 and covered nearly the entire range of wines, including the vaunted “la las”.

“The reds were firm and very young with all of them from the 2013 vintage. Each showing a tightly knit personality that is fresh, dense and long, all with great potential for aging.”

Click here to read entire blog post.


19 July 2017 Feature, News

A multi-decade dream comes true: Guigal has acquired a property in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The next chapter in this extraordinary family’s journey, cannot wait to watch (and taste) it unfold.




17 July 2017 News

A new post in Food & Wine focuses on 50 of the world’s most reliable, inexpensive wines that offer consistently amazing quality – year in and year out. The list includes 2 VINTUS wines, the E. Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge and the Langlois-Chateau Crémant de Loire. See the comments below on each vine, and here to see the complete list.

E. Guigal Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge ($15)
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 ($20)
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.


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.”