Susan Santos tasting wines at Pairings.

The Tour de France tasting may have passed but you can still pick up these wonderful wines at Pairings!

Tour de France doesn’t have to be a grueling 21 stage bicycle race! No training is required to join us at Pairings on Saturday between 4-7 p.m. as Susan Santos leads us on a Tour de France involving wines instead of bicycles! Susan will be pouring 7 delicious wines from around some of France’s top wine regions. Most of the wines are new to the store–you won’t want to miss this one!

Susan is a consultant for Pairings who creates special wine experiences through her company The Educated Palette. “I first fell in love with wine while in France, and have been back numerous times including the opportunity to be a part of the harvest in Saint Emilion and barrel tasting in Bordeaux.

Come enjoy a brief “Tour De France” on Saturday!

Tour de France wines

Here are the wines Susan poured for the Tour de France tasting. You can still pick them up at the store to try for yourself!

The Collection White – Val de Loire Domaine J Mourat  A crisp blend of Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc perfect for summer sipping.

2015 Pacherenc de Vic Bilh Jardin des Philosophes , Chateau Boucasse A blend featuring Petit Courbu, which may be new to you but is considered to be the first great white wine grape from Soutwestern France. (Gascony)

Domaine La Soufrandise “Vieilles Vignes” Pouilly Fuisse This old vine Chardonnay from the noted Burgundy Pouilly Fuisse appellation has crisp acidity and lots of complexity. Not to be missed.

2017  Francois Chidaine Les Tuffeaux ,  Montlouis Sur Loire Our French wine tour returns to the Loire for a real treat. A 100% Chenin Blanc from old vines, produced biodynamically. The name Tuffeaux comes from the soft white limestone soils.

Domaine Dubreuil Fontaine La Chapelle Notre Dame Bourgogne Another stop in Burgundy is a must for our tour! You won’t want to miss this stunning red Burgundy (100% Pinot Noir).

2013 Clos du Centilles Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon While most of the wines on our tour are new to Pairings, we wanted to include a stop in Southern France to enjoy this long time Pairings favorite. A blend of mostly Piquepoul Noir from 70-100 year old vines.

2010 Saint Emilion Grand Cru Chateau Pailhas , Saint Emilion Bordeaux What better place to finish our tour than the right bank of Bordeaux! As is typical from the Right Bank, this outstanding wine is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cab Franc. This Bordeaux drinks well know but still can age for a long time!

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