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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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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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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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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 01 09 2016

One of the best things about living in a traditional food and wine culture is that you don’t necessarily have to be traditional. Living in Burgundy, we enjoy a culinary...

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Posted by Kari Jensen | 01 01 2016

We got a great question from a customer asking how long we recommended you keep a Chablis... What is your recommendation for the latest date a Chablis should be drunk, i.e.,...

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