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Posted by Dennis Sherman | 30 December 2015

Creating Cromey continues, and in recent weeks attention has turned to the orchard. Planted in the upper corner of what will eventually be the vineyard, the Cromey orchard is no ordinary one. Instead, this 2 acre area of land is going to host a Conservation Orchard, which is one made up of valuable old species...

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Posted by Dennis Sherman | 10 December 2015

There was great excitement this week at Cromey as the new Bread Oven chimney was put on. Compared to the rest of the construction going on, this was only a tiny milestone, but a milestone it was nonetheless. We now have a working wood fired oven and a dedicated bread making space. Our oven is...

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Posted by Dennis Sherman | 21 October 2015

Every season in Burgundy is distinctive and special.  And while we appreciate what each one brings, there is something special about autumn. A feast for every sense, the months of September and October offer a heady combination of golden hues cast on the restful vines, blushing pink mornings, and the deep scent of rich earth...

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Posted by Dennis Sherman | 22 September 2015

We love the idea that the first piece of furniture we bought for Cromey is the Baby Grand. No home is complete without music, and so it is fitting – and maybe a bit quirky – that we have a piano before we have the room it will go in to. And this is no...

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Posted by Dennis Sherman | 20 August 2015

Those of you that know us will have heard by now. After more than 25 years exploring Europe’s wine regions and culinary destinations with Papillon, Ellie and Dennis are coming home to Burgundy. With a lifetime of experience to share, we have long dreamed of creating something special here. And now that dream is coming...

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 03 February 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 in Chablis. This event has grown in competence and stature over the years and is today one of the events in the year that Burgundy...

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 11 October 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 all sorts of reports from all over Burgundy. So now that the harvest is pretty much done, I wanted to see for myself what is actually...

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 01 August 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 case would develop. (more…)

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