Chérie Du Vin

You Will Love My Wine Picks!  -  ♥Chérie Du Vin 

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As a native Californian living in France,  I can help you find those wine gems you've come looking for.

  I speak wine - and French - and my talents shine when assisting other Wine Enthusiasts. I can also help with shipping your  wine finds back to 36 of the U.S. states -  affordably.          

My services include organizing and guiding private wine tours (specifically in the Champagne and Bordeaux wine regions), teaching wine tasting and wine appreciation classes, organizing wine tasting events - corporate or private, and assisting US wine importers when in France. I also provide PR/Marketing and editorial- web-video services for the wine industry.

I'm Certified as a Wine Locations Specialist for Champagne and Port wines.  


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Listen to Paige speak about 3 Top Champagnes for Summer Sipping, Exclusive Grower Champagnes, and French Rose' for food pairings.  

On Overseas Radio Network's "Girl's Guide To Paris.


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Wine Tasting - Grand Jours de Bourgogne 2016  - Burgundy  
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Local Food And Wine

Local Food And Wine

by Paige Donner (all photos copyright 2017)

Château La Mission Haut-Brion’s chapel for me sums up the essence of the property. It has been for centuries, and still is, a family home. A home where people have worshipped, where they have begun their lives and taken their last breaths, where meals have been shared, verses read, fine wines enjoyed after a day’s labor in the vineyards.

The elegance of Château La Mission Haut-Brion is that it blends its luxury and taste with absolutely no aristocratic airs. These are some of the oldest vineyards of Bordeaux. I count myself as extraordinarily lucky to have been invited to overnight there on a recent trip to Bordeaux. Granted, this is why most of the wine estates keep up their châteaux, yes because of the vineyards surrounding them and the cellars and vinification rooms and all the acoutrements that go with making great Bordeaux wines. But also to welcome guests, usually who work in or for the wine industry or those who are especially loyal appreciators of the wines. Few château owners actually live on their properties themseves, at least not in Bordeaux.

La Mission Haut Brion tasting room detail photo by Paige Donner copyright 2017 IMG_2539

The entire property still has echoes of piousness threaded into all of its structures and its tasting room feels like one in which a monk would feel at ease. Indeed the owner, Prince Robert of Luxembourg, who re-did the tasting room and its reception area only a few years ago, handpicked art pieces and even the the design of the iron-framed high-backed bishop’s chairs that encircle the tasting room table.

Turid at chapel La Mission Haut Brion photo by Paige Donner copyright 2017 IMG_2517

If you ever get lucky enough to gain entry into the chapel, look high above, at the molding just above the authentic and ancient (16th c.) stained glass windows. There you will see the years of the château’s Millésimes – vintage years – engraved in a band across the four walls.  After 2015 and 2016 are added, there will be room enough only for a few more. So in another 4 or 5 centuries it would be interesting to see if perhaps the entire walls are engraved with numbers noting good vintage years.




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La Mission Haut-Brion, A Chateau With True Soul by Paige Donner (all photos copyright 2017) Château La Mission Haut-Brion’s chapel for me sums up the essence of the property.

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