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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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wine bottles in a cellar
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 24 May 2018

Generous Burgundy This past weekend the Domaine Rapet Pere et Fils in Pernand-Vergelesses invited their friends for a tasting of 30 vintages of their Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru ‘Ile des Vergelesses going back to 1984. (more…)

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vineyard view
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 22 May 2018

We had a white wine from Viserny last week. Viserny is just down the road from where we live. And you would never guess but it’s the most important wine village in the area. (more…)

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wine barrel
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 16 May 2018

The 153rd Wine Auction at the Hospices de Beaune It’s always a wild ride. But 2013 was a white-knuckle experience. And Elden was there. (more…)

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Movie banner of Back to Burgundy
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 30 April 2018

Burgundy, a land of tradition, history, family and most recently, the center of attention for French filmmaker Cédric Klapisch and his gorgeous film, Back to Burgundy. (more…)

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View of a vineyard
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 27 March 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, so I had to spend lunchtime scrunched over the steering wheel duplicating in duplicate. (more…)

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