Burgundy

Bottle of Chablis 2015 on a barrel
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 14 06 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...

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barrel room
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 07 06 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...

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harvest
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 30 05 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...

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wine bottles in a cellar
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 24 05 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...

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vineyard view
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 22 05 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...

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wine barrel
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 16 05 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. The Hospices de Beaune sells its...

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View of a vineyard
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 27 03 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,...

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 01 09 2017

Those of you who have been following Elden from the early days will not find this surprising. But I received the following e-mail this week. As we bring our small-production...

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 01 12 2016

I met James Melendez (James The Wine Guy) when I was in San Francisco last. We did a little tasting of Elden Selections small-production Burgundies, and he was genuinely moved....

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wine region
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 03 02 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...

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