January brings a trip through the Savoie wine region, on the eastern edge of central France. People from all of the world are called to this area for natural beauty, with a crown of Alpine features. It is also home to three wine appellations composed of 20 different geographic districts. Dominant Savoie grapes inclue Mondeuse, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Persan for red wines and Chardonnay, Jacquère, Roussanne, Altesse, Chasselas.
The area is also rich in history, with distinct Italian and Swiss influences. Food is exquisite here in Savoie, made clear in the 36 Michelin-starred restaurants in the Savoie/Mont Blanc region. Many lakes dot the region and during ski season, Savoie is nothing short of world-class. Summer months are elegant and grounding, with the scope of wildflowers that pop up through the Alpine soil.
The French Winophiles
The French Winophiles are a group of wine bloggers and writers that join together each month under the umbrella of a common theme. We’ve visited nearly all of the wine regions of France and explored other aspects of French wine. Is 2017 the year you become a French Winophile? Some of our past topics include:
Join us on Saturday January 21st at 10:00 am central time on twitter. We’ll be there under the hashtag #Winophiles. There we will chat about all things related to the Alpine region of Savoie in France…Wine, climate, food, travel, history and resources are all welcome topics.
HOW TO JOIN US
If you are a wine writer or blogger, this is your invitation to join in!
Contact me to tell me you’re in: Include blog url, Twitter handle, and any other social media details. If you know your blog post title, include that…but you can also send that a bit closer to the event. We’d just like to get a sense of who’s participating and give some shout-outs and links as we go. Contact me here.
Send your post title to me by Wednesday, January 18th to be included in the preview post. I will prepare a preview post shortly after getting the titles, linking to your blogs. Your title may or may not include “#Winophiles.”
Publish your post between 12:01 a.m-8:00 a.m. EDT on Saturday, January 21st. You can always schedule your post in advance if you will be tied up that morning.
Include links to the other #Winophiles participants in your post, and a description of what the event is about. I’ll provide the HTML code that you can easily put in your initial post — which will link to people’s general blog url.
Get social! After the posts go live, please visit your fellow bloggers posts’ to comment and share. We have a Facebook group for participating bloggers to connect and share, too. If you need an invitation please let me know.
Sponsored posts are OK if clearly disclosed. Please be sure to disclose if your post is sponsored or if you are describing wine or other products for which you have received a free sample.