The French Wine Case

If you’re a regular Wine Show viewer (or visitor), you probably know that each week Matthew and Matthew are despatched by Joe from The Wine Show Villa HQ to travel in search of a wine that sums up that country’s wine style in its many guises – from hearty and traditional to light and frivolous. Messrs Goode and Rhys search out said bottle, and tour the length and breadth of this breath-taking country to find the epitome of Joe’s weekly request.

So here, in all their glory, are the wines Matthew and Matthew (or Matthew and Matthew if you prefer – there’s no favourtism here on The Wine Show!) selected for Joe’s delectation, deliberation and decision. All you need to do is decide which ones you prefer…

  • Stephane Serol Turbullent
    Episode 6 - Lyon
    A sparkling addition to the Gamay revolution. Wine people have become quite animated by...

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  • Bugey Montagnieu Brut
    Episode 6 - Lyon
    Look our for Bugey. There's an awful lot of talk about the lesser-known sparkling wine ...

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  • Mas de Valeriole Red Cham Cham
    Episode 5 - Carmague
    Google translate recommends this wine “after a light carafage in accompaniment of a c...

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  • Mas de Valeriole White Cham Cham
    Episode 5 - Camargue
    Smart enough to share with friends. Friendly enough to drink with anything. This has th...

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  • Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
    Episode 4 - Burgundy
    Red Burgundy is one grape, many soils. And from some of those soils come magic. Clos Vo...

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  • Chorey Les Beaune
    Episode 4 - Burgundy
    Red Burgundy is a game of two halves: the dense plum, currant and raspberry wines of th...

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  • Abbaye De Lerins Saint-Pierre
    Episode 3 - Côte d'Azur
    Along with the partner red, this was a huge surprise when it arrived, fresh from an Isl...

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  • Clos Saint Joseph
    Episode 3 - Cannes
    A hidden secret in the cool hills inland from most of Provence. The coolness lifts the ...

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  • Abbaye De Lerins Saint Honorat Syrah
    Episode 3 - Cannes
    This must be a contender (along with its white partner) for the most unusual wine of th...

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  • Mas de Libian Vin de Petanque
    Episode 2 - Ardeche
    In the evenings the Famille Thibon drink this lightly chilled on the farm they’ve own...

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  • Notre Dame de Cousignac Vinolithic
    Episode 2 - Ardeche
    A true wine troglodyte, maturing gently 80m deep in a cave. The constant temperature an...

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  • Mirabeau Classic Provence Rose
    Episode 1 - Provence
    This is the fruity, fleshy brother (or sister) to the more delicate, restrained, elegan...

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  • Mirabeau Pure Provence Rose
    Episode 1 - Provence
    Few wines have changed fortunes, and made fortunes, as quickly as Provencal Rose. It’...

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