Wine from the Alps in Savoie, the local red mountain grape Mondeuse Noire explained by Pierre Gouttenoire, French winemaker.


In the eastern part of France, high up in the mountains, the region of Savoie represents France’s bright mountain wines. There are several white grapes in this part of the Alps, but at the foothills of Mont Blanc, we find a red mountain child, Mondeuse Noire, a grape used to make distinctive fresh reds as well as more complex oak-aged versions from the Cru regions Arbin and Saint Jean de la Porte. Watch the video here:



French winemaker, Pierre Gouttenoire, made “black wine” in Cahors. Today you will learn about Malbec from Cahors where the grape comes from.


Contrary to Bordeaux and Burgundy, Cahors is not a region that’s on everybody’s lips.

But Malbec was born in Cahors, and even though little known as a region, its grape is famous thanks to the many plantings in Argentina. An inky grape giving origin to a black wine, Cahors AOC, that you should know about.



Virtually experience 2 whites from the Loire valley with Pierre Gouttenoire, French winemaker and wine lover. See how 2 different grapes work in the same terroir.


In the Centre Loire valley surges amidst the vineyards a village called Pouilly-sur-Loire. In this area you’ll find two grapes giving origin to different AOCs. The first, taking its name from the village, Pouilly-sur-Loire AOC is made with the grape Chasselas (which you may have heard of from Switzerland), and the more well-known Pouilly-Fumé AOC, famous for its smoky style of Sauvignon Blanc.