Les Combes d’Arnevel 
It’s month #2 of our wine club membership in Hinton, Alberta from our favourite wine shop, Wild Orchid. We previewed a bottle from our first month here. Our second batch of wine arrived and the first bottle we choose to open was the Cairanne Red (or Cairanne Rouge if you are French).

The Les Combes d’Arnevle Winery
Although we have been to France once, and only to a few wineries, we are intrigued by French wines and wine regions.. This winery has a “splendid unit of 25 uninterrupted hectares of wines, around an ancient little hunting shelter lost in the middle of trees, 4 km far from Chateauneuf du Pape Village. Since 1864, The Famille Quiot is the owner of this plot ‘les Combes d’Arnevels’ located in the north-west of the appellation”. Its definitely sounds like a winery that we should visit!

Cairanne Red
The Cairanne Red by Les Combes d’Arnevel is a light red/ burgundy in colour. It is a fairly light tasting red. We expected it to be a bit heavier being a French wine. It certainly had some flavour of Cherry but was not overly dark. It also didn’t have any lingering taste of the French Oak we were expecting. We enjoyed this wine more than we expected to. At $26/ bottle ($22 for Wild Orchid Wine Club members)it is worth a try. However, it may be difficult to find if not at a specialty wine shop.

We, Jeff and Tara Ciecko of CK Golf write two blogs, one is our 19th Hole Blog where we share personal experiences and the other an Industry Blog where we comment on general business and internet marketing best practices, sales strategies and give golf industry related opinions. We have owned CK Golf  for 9+ years and provide business services to the golf and other industries. As of August 2016 our life and our business is ‘location independent’. Our 19th Hole Blog is about the places we visit and the things we do. If you have any questions or comments, or happen to be in the same location as us please reach out and contact us anytime.