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Posted by admin | 07 January 2021

Renowned Burgundy wine experts Elden Selections, and their resident wine expert Dennis Sherman at the Domaine de Cromey, are on a journey. It’s long been their mission to bring the best wines of the small producers of Burgundy to their fans in the US – but now they’re offering a unique package of guides, experiences and wines...

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Posted by admin | 18 December 2020

Native Côte de Beaune winemaker Elodie Roy – proprietor of Domaine Elodie Roy and creator of some of the excellent reds from Santenay and Maranges – describes taking over the family domain in 2018 as her mid-life crisis. It was certainly a brave move, with no guarantees of success – but out of a crisis...

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Posted by admin | 10 December 2020

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 course, is famous and white, Irancy has always been red and has always lived in the shadow of the more famous red Burgundies to the south....

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Posted by admin | 01 December 2020

Alongside their world-class white and red wines, did you know that Burgundy produces excellent sparkling wines too? The Appellation, known as Crémant de Bourgogne, can be used for white or rosé sparkling wines (though if they are red then the term Bourgogne Mousseux is used). The sparkling wines of this region are not only superb...

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Posted by Dennis Sherman | 16 November 2020

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 through to November offer a heady combination of golden hues cast on the restful vines, blushing pink mornings, and the deep scent of rich...

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Posted by admin | 09 November 2020

There is only one type of poultry in the whole of France that is protected by an Appellation of Quality (AOC) mark, in the same way its revered wines are. The Bresse chicken, resplendent in the colors of the Tricolour (red comb on its head, white feathers and blue feet) is raised in very specific...

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Posted by admin | 04 November 2020

The vintage of a wine – by which we mean the single year the grapes were picked – is an important influence on wine. Exactly how important is the subject of a little discussion, but it depends, in part, on where in the world you’re growing your grapes, the weather conditions there, and the extent...

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Posted by admin | 22 October 2020

Auxey-Duresses – the appellation in which Agnès Paquet works and has built one of the most exciting and innovative reputations around today – was not always known by that name. Prior to 1928 it was simply Auxey, and before that it was Aucé, before which it was a variety of other Roman names dating right...

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