Hop On The Train To Savoie. Preview of #WinePW Trip To France

French wine, Savoie wine, Alpine Wine

Photo Credit: Vin de Savoie

Hey hey friends and readers! On Saturday, February 8, 2020, I am hosting Wine Pairing Weekend in my virtual salon, right here on L’Occasion. We’ll be visiting the French food and wine region of Savoie. Here’s a teaser:

  • Savoie is located in eastern France, south of Lake Geneva in a mountainous area on the Swiss border.
  • Savoie Wines represent a minuscule 0.55% of all appellated French wines.
  • 20+ grape varieties grow here.
  • 70% of the production is white wine, 20% is red and the remaining 10% is split between rosé and sparkling.
  • In Savoie, there are 27 vineyards certified AB organic or in conversion to organic.
  • There are four AOPs in Savoie.

If you are a writer or reader ready to share in the bounty of food and wine from France’s Alpine region then consider yourself invited to join the discussion.

French wine, mountain wine, Alpine Wine

Photo Credit: Vin de Savoie

Participants Include:

Jeff at FoodWineClick gives us “Warm Up by the Fireplace with Raclette and Vins de Savoie”

Rupal the Syrah Queen pairs “Savoie Wines and Tartiflette – Mountain Wines with Mountain Fare”

Nicole at Somm’s Table is “Cooking to the Wine: Altesse Roussette de Bugey Montagnieu with Crab and Veggie Gratin”

Cindy at Grape Experiences offers “A Quintessential Pairing: Wines from Savoie and Savory Herbed Cheese Fondue”

Liz from What’s In that Bottle shouts about “Alpine Wine Alert: Wines from France’s Savoie Region are Awesome”

Pinny from Chinese Food & Wine Pairings shares “Andre’ et Michel Quenard Gamay from Savoie and Roasted Chicken Drizzled with Ginger Scallion Infused Oil”

Gwen at Wine Predator is making “Chicken and Savoie for Sweethearts, Fondue for Friends #WinePW”

Susannah at Avvinare shares “Brie and Bacon Quiche With Vin de Savoie Wine – #WinePW”

Jane from Always Ravenous is creating “Raclette Paired with Savoie Wines”

Wendy from A Day In the Life on the Farm writes about “A Gastronomic Visit to Savoie”

Terri at Our Good Life is working with “Vin de Savoie and Seafood and Pasta with Lemon Butter Sauce”

David from Cooking Chat shares “Potato Bacon Skillet Casserole – Tartiflette Inspired Recipe for Savoie Wine”

Camilla from Culinary Adventures With Cam presents “A Taste of #vindesavoie: Älpermakkaronen + 2018 JP & JF Quenard Vin de Savoie Chignin”

Linda at My Full Wine Glass gets into “Savoie wine – a non-skier’s reason to visit the French Alps (#WinePW)”

Jen at VinoTravels makes “Garlic Buttered Shrimp over Polenta with the Wines of Savoie”

Here on L’Occasion we present “An Interview With Author Wink Lorch + A Savoie Wine Pairing”


Note: Many of the writers in this group received samples from Vin de Savoie. Follow them on Facebook here. We also received a review copy of Alpine Cooking by Meredith Erickson and some of the recipes from that book may be explored!


Live #winePW Twitter Chat February 8, 2020 at 10am central: Participating bloggers and others interested in the subject can connect via a live Twitter chat. You can definitely still join the blog event if you’re not available for the live chat.

For more of the backstory on Wine Pairing Weekend from founder David of Cooking Chat; check out his original post introducing the idea.

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