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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 28 May 2019

Three lucky couples will soon be coming to the Domaine de Cromey for a week in Burgundy, enjoying the delights of Elden wines, our renowned gourmet food and exclusive touring, all in the lap of Cromey luxury. In our 27th year as a major donor to the Atlanta High Museum Wine Auction, our donation raised...

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 24 April 2019

Burgundy Wine When we left the United States in 1983, I was your typical American wine enthusiast. Having worked in the wine trade in England for a couple of years in the late 70s, I thought I knew a bit about Bordeaux.  And back in Annapolis, we had Mills wine shop where I would spend hours...

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 06 March 2019

Burgundy Vintage Report 2017 If 2016 tested the faith and resolve of winemakers in Burgundy, 2017 has to be seen as recompense, and as a miracle of sorts. While the rest of wine-growing Europe suffered crippling late-spring frosts in 2017, Burgundy for the most part (for once!) survived. A mild winter and an accelerated spring...

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Posted by Dennis Sherman | 18 February 2019

DOMAINE DE CROMEY  IN THE WORDS OF SOME WHO HAVE VISITED “It is so beautiful here.  You have done an absolutely incredible job of renovating and decorating. Your gracious, warm and loving hospitality have made a vacation into an experience of a lifetime.” Walton G. “We loved everything about everything” Gail S. “Domaine de Paradis” Victoria C....

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 11 October 2018

The last time we saw Michel Arcelain, he was all smiles. He had just finished his 68th grape harvest here in Burgundy, and he said that never in all his years had he seen anything like 2018. That, we thought, was saying something! 2009 was the last what you might call ‘normal’ harvest: reasonable quantity...

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Cooked Wild Boar in a pan
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 24 August 2018

It’s always good to be home, to get back to Burgundy. But our long absence means that a huge pile of mail and a long to-do list await our return. So we usually allow a few days to regroup before we announce to the world that we are back in action. (more…)

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vintage 2014 in a cellar
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 10 July 2018

In 2014, the violent hail storms that once again ravaged Burgundy, and pulverized (for the third consecutive year) the vines of Pommard and Volnay, broke the spirit of the region. Until then, a mood of optimism had started to take hold, because, finally, after four small harvests, there was a good crop on the vines....

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2013 burgundy wine bottle in a cellar
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 03 July 2018

Burgundy 2013 was yet another small crop. The fourth in as many years. Some of it will be very good, in both red and white. But for some producers, it was a disaster. As we always do, let’s start with a run-down of the weather conditions over the growing season (what the locals tellingly call...

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