Ok, so this is limited to the French wines of Le Tour, because I own French Wine for Dummies by Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan, but nothing on Spanish or Swiss wines. I hope some PdCers can help fill in, otherwise there will be some seriously thirsty gaps . . .
Forgive my lack of accents. I'm not keystroke literate.
Stage 1 (Sat, Jul 4): Monaco to Monaco
Monaco is not in France. Next.
Stage 2 (Sun, Jul 5): Monaco to Brignoles
Cotes de Provence. You'll want a rose.
Stage 3 (Mon, Jul 6): Marseilles to La Grande Motte
I do thank the organizers for this jaunt along the south coast: Cotes de Provence, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, Les Baux de Provence, Cassis, Palette, Clairette de Bellegarde, Costieres de Nimes. I bought a Costieres de Nimes rose a couple of years ago that was startlingly dry. At the first sip, I was disappointed that I wasn't going to like it. By the third sip, it was my favorite wine. Sooo good with cheese and even held its own against sharp cheddar. I will NEVER cease to rue that I forgot to write down its name.
Stage 4 (Tue, Jul 7): Montpellier to Montpellier
Choices for today: Pic Saint-Loup (robust red) or the sweet Muscat de Mireval.
Stage 5 (Wed, Jul 8): Le Cap D'Agde to Perpignan
Ooh la la ! Picpoul de Pinet, St. Chinian, Corbieres, Fitou, Minervois, Muscat de St-Jean-de-Minervois, Cotes du Roussillon, Cotes du Rousillon Villages, Banyuls, Collioure, Maury, Rivesaultes, Muscat de Rivesaltes.
Stage 6 (Thu, Jul 9): Gerone to Barcelone
no hablo espanol
Stage 7 (Fri, Jul 10): Barcelone to Andorre Arcalis
Je voudrais du vin, si'l vous plait.
Stage 8 (Sat, Jul 11): Andorre-La Vielle to Saint Girons
There is wine in the Pyrenees (though I've never come across any of them in my favorite store in CA), but not here.
Stage 9 (Sun, Jul 12): Saint-Gaudens to Tarbes
Nope. Not here either.
Stage 10 (Tue, Jul 14): Limoges to Issoudun
Parcours comes close enough to Quincy or Reuilly to count.
Stage 11 (Wed, Jul 15): Vatan to Saint-Fargian
Today they actually go through Quincy and Reuilly. Also, through or near Menetou-Salon, Coteaux du Giennois, and Pouilly-sur-Loire. But you'll most likely find a Sancerre or Pouilly-Fume. Sauvignon Blanc done to perfection!
Stage 12 (Thu, Jul 16): Tonnerre to Vittel
You could go with Champagne from the Aube or with Chablis. I love Chablis from Chablis. Minerally white that thankfully bears no resemblance to the crap that can be bought in large jugs in CA. The first time I drank it was for the stage to Compiegne in 2007 when Tony popped off the front of the peloton in the last k to outsprint the pack to his second stage win. And he was on my TdF VDS team! I love Chablis.
Stage 13 (Fri, Jul 17): Vittel to Colmar
The heart of Alsace: Riesling, Gewurtztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Tokay Pinot Gris, Sylvaner, Cremant d'Alsace
Stage 14 (Sat, Jul 18): Colmar to Besancon
Finish your bottle from yesterday.
Stage 15 (Sun, Jul 19): Pontarlier to Verbier
Like Maggie, I have difficulty translating Swiss accents.
Stage 16 (Tue, Jul 21): Martigny to Bourg-Saint-Maurice
Stage 17 (Wed, Jul 22): Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Le Grand Bornand
The Alps may be good for cycling, but they are not so good for wine.
Stage 18 (Thu, Jul 18): Annecy to Annecy
Annecy, ah, non.
Stage 19 (Fri, Jul 24): Bourgoin-Jallieu to Aubenas
The Rhone! Beautiful reds at much better prices than Burgundies: Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage, Saint Joseph, Cornas (the first 3 also make whites). Also, Saint-Peray or Clairette de Die if you like sparkling wines.
Stage 20 (Sat, Jul 25): Montelimar to Mont Ventoux
You could go with Coteaux du Tricastin, Cotes de Vivarais, or Cotes du Rhone Villages, but there is only one wine for today - Cotes du Ventoux!
Stage 21 (Sun, Jul 26): Montereau-Fault-Yonne to Paris
No wine regions, but no matter. Champagne is the vin du jour. Try to find a blanc de noirs - they are extra yellow.