“A meal without wine is like a day without sun” – Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

It’s bright and sunny here in the Coachella Valley and our consumption of wine may have something to do with that, but I am taking no chances.  Thankfully the French Winophiles give me a great excuse to keep Old Sol burning brightly this weekend by delving on Saturday, May 21st, into the wines of Chinon, Touraine and Vouvray.  Grab a glass (or bottle) and embark on this virtual journey with us.  To join in, email the title of your post to me at culinarydiva@icloud.com by end of day Friday, May 20th.

Here’s a sneak peak at the great pairings coming your way Saturday:

Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla tempts us with “Cod in a Mushroom Cream Sauce with Dom Pichot Vouvray”

Jill of L’Occasion shares “Vouvray During WW2: A Wine Worth Fighting For”

Jeff from foodwineclick brings us “Easy Spring Dinner with Pommes Gratin and Chinon”

Martin of Enofylz Wine Blog shares “A Taste of Montlouis Pétillant Originel”

Michelle from Rockin Red Blog shares “Diving into Loire Valley Wines with Winophiles: Chinon”

and I’ll be sharing “Chicken and Chinon”

Make sure to join in our live Twitter Chat on Saturday, May 21st using hashtag #Winophiles at 8 am PST/11 am EST.

Upcoming Events:

June 18th – Upper Loire – Cheverny, Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume/Pouilly-Sur-Loire

July 16th – Medoc, Haute Medoc

August 20th – St. Emilion/St. Emilion Satelites

September 17th – Graves and Entre-Deux-Mers