Ashley Cummins

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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wine region
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 03 02 2014

The 2014 Chablis Concours The 28th Chablis Concours took place last week (yes I am late in reporting on this…), as always at the BIVB headquarters in the Petit Pontigny...

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maceration
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 11 10 2013

I was down in the Cote d’Or yesterday to see how the harvest finished and to smell that first whiff of fermentation. These past few weeks we have been hearing...

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blue tractor
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 01 08 2013

This post was scheduled to appear last month, but in light of the recent legal actions taken against Burgundy winegrower, Emmanuel Giboulot, we decided to wait to see how the...

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