At Domaine des Terres Promises (meaning the promised lands), literally and metaphorically situated at the end of Chemin de L’Espérance (meaning the path of perseverance), is Jean-Christophe Comor, naturally making wines in the foothills of Mount Sainte Baume and creating beautiful expressions of Provence 🌄
Lucky Raisin team member Christophe Fustinoni visited the domaine, and had the pleasure of tasting several cuvées: Analepse (Carignan Blanc, Clairette), L’Amourvèdre (Mourvèdre, of course), L’Antidote (Carignan), and à Bouche Que Veux-TU (Ugni Blanc, Rolle).
In the words of Comor when leaving a career in politics for natural winemaking, “J’ai quitté le vain pour faire du vin” (I left the vain to make wine)… and we are glad he did 🍇
Strolling through Paris and looking for somewhere delicious to eat in the “Quartier des Halles” area ? Check out Le Rubis!
Recently re-opened and simply perfection. See for yourself (in this photo): cecina ham and melon, citrus burrata, lemon roasted chicken, salmon filet. And the price? Only 18 euros for either an appetizer and entrée or an entrée and dessert = an UNBEATABLE bang for your buck 🥇! Not to mention the wineselection, which is also top notch, along with great service. Le Rubis is located at 14 Rue Leopold Bellan, we will probably see you there 😉
Merci la vie (thank you life) and thank you Saturday, a good day to enjoy this fruity, violet cab franc with a tiny bit of spice and a touch of tannin from Xavier Courant of Domaine de l’Oubliée – a 6 hectare, biodynamic wonder of Bourgueil 🍓🌶
Raisin team member David Neilson (Back in Alsace) sorting out the world with Frédéric Geschickt at Le Salon Des Vins Libres.
Along with nephew Arnaud and his partner Aurélie, together they make Domaine Geschickt tick, farming 12 hectares of biodynamic vineyards around Ammerschwihr. Geschickt in English = skillful, clever, agile, dexterous, adroit #nowigetit
P.S. Frédéric also just happens to be Mr. President of Demeter France (Monsieur le Président) 🙏🏻😎
Photo by paparazzi #benoitcortet – Merci Benoit!