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Posted by admin | 22 October 2020

Auxey-Duresses – the appellation in which Agnès Paquet works and has built one of the most exciting and innovative reputations around today – was not always known by that name. Prior to 1928 it was simply Auxey, and before that it was Aucé, before which it was a variety of other Roman names dating right...

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Posted by admin | 16 October 2020

Elden’s wine club is unique because it seeks to take its members on a journey through Burgundy to learn and find the wines they like the most, and wines they can fall in love with. To do the story justice, it appears in a three-part blog series. This is part 1 of 3. Many people find themselves wanting to know more about the wine...

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Posted by admin | 02 October 2020

Boundaries exist for many reasons. They can delimit regions that are older than memory, or simply be expedient lines drawn on a map. History and geography, but also politics and favoritism, create boundaries. Wine regions are no different. As you head south out of Beaune you are forced, almost without knowing it, to choose one...

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Posted by admin | 22 September 2020

Drinking wine, especially good wine, is akin to a sort of ritual. We get pleasure from selecting the bottle, slicing the foil, pulling the cork (and that satisfying pop) before we even get around to sniffing and tasting. As with most things in life, to open a bottle properly – without risking ruining the cork,...

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Posted by admin | 08 September 2020

If you’re ready to begin your journey through the very best wines that Burgundy has to offer, all from the comfort of your own home, then you’ve come to the right place. Step inside and be welcomed as an inaugural member of Elden Selections’  Burgundy Wine Club.  Enjoying great wine is, above all, a social experience....

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Posted by admin | 01 September 2020

When something is difficult, it’s often a sign that it is worth doing. Sometimes, you know you’re onto a good thing because it’s tough. And while this may be a general truism, it’s particularly apt when you’re talking about Aligoté, the second white grape of Burgundy. It’s always been a hard sell, irregular in quality,...

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Posted by admin | 19 August 2020

Quick read summary Wine glass size and shape does make a difference to how you experience wineLarger, broader glasses are best for red wines – they help you experience the flavors and aromas, especially for complex grapes like Pinot NoirSmaller-bowled glasses should be used for white wines to concentrate flavors – unless the wine is...

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Posted by admin | 10 August 2020

Let us journey south together, just you and me and our wine glass – hoping to find something good along the way. We’ll travel down to the town of Mâcon on the Saône river, about 35 miles south of Chalon, at the very southern tip of Burgundy. This is the Mâconnais, which is firmly white...

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