"The wine world has its share of eponymous regions; so famous, that just the mere murmur of their name evokes a sense of wonder.  Chateauneuf-du-Pape is one of those regions. The rich, bold and sensuous red wines that are created from this parcel of land in the south of France have been renowned for hundreds of years. For those of us who love wine Chateauneuf-du-Pape is practically a place of pilgrimage." Hilarie Larson CSW FWS
 Tasting Wine at Roger Sabon

Hilarie Larson is a Certified Specialist of Wine, French Wine Scholar and Wine Educator who loves to share her travel adventures. Fusing a region's heritage with its people, places and local flavors (especially the wines), Hilarie has a penchant for capturing the essence of a destination. Listen in to Hilarie's radio chat about this special region then sample the recommendations in her article, "The Magic of Chateauneuf-du-Pape" published in Big Blend's Radio & TV Magazine

Hilarie LarsonHer work has appeared in a variety of publications including Big Blend Radio & Magazine, FWT Magazine, Wine Geographic and Wine Folly, for whom she acted as a content editor and contributor for the new book, ‘Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide'. Hilarie is available for education and training through engaging, educational and interactive workshops for created specifically to train staff of winery, restaurant, hotel and related businesses "to think like a sommelier." Contact her at Northwinds Wine Consulting.