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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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Bottle of Chablis 2015 on a barrel
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 14 June 2018

We have resisted writing the Elden Selections Burgundy 2015 harvest report until now, mainly to let the hub-bub and hyperbole settle down, but more importantly to be sure that the claims we are about to make are justified. (more…)

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barrel room
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 07 June 2018

After the excitement of the annual wine auction at the Hospices de Beaune, we went to the Hospices’ cuverie to pick up our prized barrel. It’s a Volnay 1er Cru ‘Santenots’ Cuvee Gauvin and we’re as excited today as we were at the event. (more…)

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harvest
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 30 May 2018

At this time in 2012, the mood was dour here in Burgundy. We were in the middle of a four-month period of rain and miserable cold. Hail storms had machine-gunned huge swaths of the Côte de Beaune. And the threat of rot dangled over the vineyards. (more…)

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