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8 July 2016 News

Chicago Tribune features Guigal in a story on the “10 wines to wash down that grilled burger tonight.” Wine columnist Michael Austin features the 2012 E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge as a good quality and value option for a Rhone Valley red varietal. He states how this wine saves readers some money but doesn’t compromise the taste, noting you “still get a very nice wine full of bright raspberries, blue fruits, spice and suppleness.” The story went online this week and should appear in print in next Wednesday’s edition. Below is an excerpt.

“Can you imagine not seasoning a hamburger patty with a little bit of salt and black pepper? This is where the Rhone grape varieties come into play, especially the powerful and legendary syrah, which can range from floral to leathery, often with a bite of pepper. If you wanted lively red fruit, minerality, herbs, incense and pepper, you could try the deliciously layered 2013 Presqu’ile Syrah ($35) from California’s Santa Maria Valley. To save some money and still get a very nice wine full of bright raspberries, blue fruits, spice and suppleness, pick the 2012 E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone ($15), which is 50 percent syrah, 45 percent grenache and 5 percent mourvedre.”

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8 July 2016 News

PureWow highlights Guigal Crozes-Hermitage in “6 Reds You Should Be Drinking Instead of Rosé.” Alongside a prominent bottle image, Editor Alison McCarthy describes the wine as “smooth and sophisticated,” recommending grilled filet mignon to pair with the wine. The article also appears on a Nashville lifestyle website, SoundsLikeNashville.com. Below is an excerpt.

“When you think of summer drinking, you probably think of chilled white wines and fruit-forward rosés. But it turns out that reds are actually great for grilling. We’ve rounded up six wines, plus what to pair them with, so that you’ll be ready for every weekend barbecue ahead.”

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8 July 2016 News

Time Out New York features the 2015 Rosé in the roundup story “Ten bottles of rosé that you can buy for less than $20.” Editor Dan Dao states “This balanced bottle strikes the perfect chord between the dry Provence standard and more liberally flavored newcomers. Here, that classic dryness is offset by a kick of fruity sweetness that makes it ideal for warm-weather, summer drinking.” Here’s an excerpt:

“With the year’s first heat wave scorching its way through Gotham, New Yorkers are seeking comfort every way possible—from iced coffee to ice cream and, of course, chilly glasses of rosé. Yet, despite all the fantastic wine bars the city has to offer, sometimes all you want is to pop open a bottle of vino in the comfort of your own air-conditioned home. From newcomers on Long Island to the standbys of Provence, here are 10 stellar bottles of rosé you can buy in NYC for less than $20.”

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8 July 2016 News

WTOP dedicates its Wine of the Week story timed to Bastille Day to Guigal’s Cotes du Rhone wines. In the article “Wine of the Week: Storm the Bastille with E. Guigal wines,” Scott Greenberg recommends all three Cotes du Rhone wines, 2015 Rosé, 2014 Blanc, and 2012 Rouge, stating that the rosé is the “piece de resistance.” Below is an excerpt.

“The French recognize Bastille Day as the end of the monarchy and beginning of the modern republic. Taking a page out of the newly minted American government, the French celebrated their freedom from patrician rule and embraced the belief that the right to govern should be organized by ordinary citizens and not the king.

Today, Parisians celebrate Bastille Day as a national holiday with a grand military parade up the Champs Elysées, colorful arts festivals and raucous parties. Hmmm, sounds familiar. So, in solidarity, I am dedicating this week’s Wine of the Week to drinking French wine in honor of our Bastille Day.

Time to storm the cellar and uncork a bottle of French wine! And not just any French wine, but specifically wines from one of the most prolific and prominent wine families in all of France: E. Guigal.”

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14 June 2016 News

The Daily Herald ran a mention of Guigal’s Crozes Hermitage – see below for an excerpt!

“Syrah of E. Guigal goes with anything you throw on the grill

Of all the red wines in the world, Syrah is one of the reddest.

These are gnash-and-tear wines to pair with my kinda town Chicago-style steak, chops, sausage and anything you throw on a grill. I can almost smell the sizzle now.

The secret of Syrah’s meat ability is its skin. Syrah’s blue-red jewel of color goes hand in glove with firm tannic structure, both color and tannin contained in the same chemical compound, called a phenol. Syrah, along with other southern France varieties cabernet sauvignon and Tannat, is the grape highest in phenols.”

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14 June 2016 News

Delish features Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rosé, as below and attached – “because it’s just that good”.

“Memorial Day is here, which means it’s (unofficially) summer and we’ll be drinking pink like it’s our job—so you should, too. After a long boozy hunt, we found the best blush-filled bottles for your buck to help you stay hydrated through Labor Day.”

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14 June 2016 News

“Somm in the City” recommends for father’s day not just one Guigal wine, but three: Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2014, Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2012 and Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2012. See below for an excerpt. Nice little comment on how the Cotes du Rhone Rouge can age…

“Father’s Day is coming! On June 19th, 2016 get ready to make the day all about dad. Whether he’s a wine guy, a spirits drinker, beer lover, or a gourmet cook, Somm In The City has you covered for Father’s Day gifts.

Wines

Côtes du Rhône 2014 Blanc: Made from 65% Viognier, 15% Roussanne, 10% Marsanne, 8% Clairette and 2% Bourboulenc, this wine is fresh, rich, and complex, with aromas of white flowers, apricot, and white peach. Serve this dry white with appetizers, grilled fish, or spicy Asian cuisine! $15.00

Guigal Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2012: Aromas of strawberries, raspberries and spice are followed on the palate by darker, bolder fruit. This wine is a large and tannic one, but with plenty of freshness and refined structure from aging. $25.00

Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2012: This wine offers classic southern Rhone notes of peppery herbs, smoked earth, and chocolate. Medium plus-bodied with fine tannins and bright acidity, that pairs beautifully with a warm spring day. If dad likes to age his wine, it can age for at least another 5-7 years! $15.00”

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24 May 2016 News

Marie Claire highlights Guigal’s Cotes du Rhone Rosé in the June issue of the magazine. The author of the article “Swig Wine like a Pro” speaks to wine director Katie Delaney Owen of Club W, and features a sidebar with rose wines from a Marie Claire panel tasting. The Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rosé was selected because of its “full bodied, red wine-y.”

 
24 May 2016 News

The Chicago Tribune features the 2015 Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rosé in a recent article “Still resisting the rosé wave? Why you need to jump in.” Wine columnist Michael Austin describes the wine as having a “strong minerality along with strawberry, tangy cherry and spice.” See below for an excerpt!

“It’s hard to be precise, but some time in the relatively recent past — let’s call it seven to nine years ago — somebody proclaimed rosé not only safe to drink but cool to drink, and word spread.

However safe it was to drink rosé, or whatever drinking it said about us, more pink wine started showing up in restaurants and on store shelves, and scads of people were overheard saying, “It’s not like it used to be — it’s better now.”

Wine people were defending and promoting rosé, promising skeptical drinkers that it was worth investigating again. The reputation of rosé had preceded it. Even people who had never tried it thought of it as cheap, sickly sweet and unsophisticated — adult pink lemonade that was lightweight in every way. What kind of serious, formidable or delicately complex wine could look like that?”

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24 May 2016 News

Florida Weekly wine columnist Jerry Greenfield shares the family story of E. Guigal, some background about the wines that Guigal produces, and reviews the Cotes du Rhone Blanc and Rosé, and the Brune et Blonde. Below is an excerpt.

“In many ways, winemaking can be very much of a family business. A lot of people get born into it, like Piero Antinori in Italy, whose family has been making wine for over 700 years, and who owns an impressive chunk of downtown Florence. The Mondavis are another good example.

We might not be that familiar with family dynasties in other countries, but in France, the Guigals should certainly come to mind.

In a recent interview, Phillipe Guigal told me a bit about his family’s (fairly recent) history. But because they have their name on a hilltop in the Northern Rhône, and they produce wines at prices that run from great values to you gotta be kidding me, the wines, and the people who make them, deserve our attention.”

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