Bonjour! In Good Taste’s Passport Wines feature some of the most loved varietals from one of the oldest wine growing regions in the world. Think of these wines as your first-class ticket to Bordeaux and the Rhône valley without having to leave the comfort of your couch. Each bottle is crafted by the masters and steeped in tradition, flavor, and Old World Charm. These wines feature a sumptuous Bordeaux Rouge, a refreshing Provence rosé, and a crisp, cool Rhone white blend. You’ll feel like you're in the French countryside the minute the cork comes off.
For the Chardonnay lovers who are looking to dig a bit deeper in the world of bold whites, a Viognier (pronounced vee-own-yay) could be your next big adventure. Viogniers tend to have more range; while they can be creamy with hints of vanilla like their Chardonnay counterpart, they also offer lighter, fruitier flavors like tangerine, mango, and honeysuckle. It’s still a more full-bodied white wine, but unlike Chardonnay, it’s softer on acidity and more perfumed. Spend an afternoon with a glass of Viognier amongst the flowers and it’ll all make sense.
You probably know that the Tour de France is held on Ventoux Mountain in France, but did you know that the same area is known for its high-altitude rosé? This is the kind of quintessential French rosé that you don’t need to spin your wheels over—it’s simply delicious, crisp, and perfect for warm weather. Despite its delicate, pale pink color, each sip is lush with flavor, from tropical passionfruit and zesty citrus to refreshing melon. This has the potential to be your new summer go-to, so we’d suggest stocking up.
Rhone wines are so robust and muscular, you can almost call them chewy. The intense purple color and deep dark berry flavors are remiscent of a delicious pie filling. The warm climate these grapes are grown in is reflected in the way it warms your bones as you finish a glass.
You won’t need a passport to transport your senses to the charming landscape of the French countryside with In Good Taste’s Passport Wines. Say oui to the time-tested varietals that make Bordeaux and the Rhône valley some of the most famous and renowned wine growing regions in the world. Experience the richness of our Bordeaux Rouge, the delightful flavors of our Provence rosé, and the bright refreshment of our Rhone white blend. Your tastebuds will feel well-traveled the moment that you take the first sip.