french wine

vintage 2014 in a cellar
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 10 07 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....

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2013 burgundy wine bottle in a cellar
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 03 07 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...

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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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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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Posted by Kari Jensen | 27 02 2018

If that first taste of the 2016 Burgundy vintage really grabs your attention, count yourself lucky. Lucky in the same way that winemakers in Burgundy consider themselves lucky. The excellent...

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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 07 2017

Anyone who has ever wandered into a wine cellar for a barrel tasting remembers the charm. The dim light, the glass pipette, the swirling and spitting, and the privilege of...

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 01 02 2017

IRANCY On slopes above the Yonne river valley 15 km from Chablis, a handful of winemakers are growing Pinot Noir at the northernmost limit of its possibility.  While Chablis, of...

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