Ashley Cummins

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 27 03 2018

This may be my weirdest tasting ever. An overall lousy morning: my wine pick-ups were all screwed up in one way or another, so the warehouse rejected my Customs paperwork,...

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 01 09 2017

Those of you who have been following Elden from the early days will not find this surprising. But I received the following e-mail this week. As we bring our small-production...

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 01 07 2017

Anyone who has ever wandered into a wine cellar for a barrel tasting remembers the charm. The dim light, the glass pipette, the swirling and spitting, and the privilege of...

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 01 02 2017

IRANCY On slopes above the Yonne river valley 15 km from Chablis, a handful of winemakers are growing Pinot Noir at the northernmost limit of its possibility.  While Chablis, of...

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 01 12 2016

I met James Melendez (James The Wine Guy) when I was in San Francisco last. We did a little tasting of Elden Selections small-production Burgundies, and he was genuinely moved....

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 01 09 2016

One of the best things about living in a traditional food and wine culture is that you don’t necessarily have to be traditional. Living in Burgundy, we enjoy a culinary...

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