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Posted by admin | 30 March 2020

Chablis has been, from the earliest days of Elden Selections, by far our most popular white Burgundy. It’s also the region that most easily lends itself to our didactic approach to wine drinking!  Elden has a lot of friends in Chablis, and we represent a number of them here. And because of that, we present...

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Posted by admin | 23 March 2020

The village of Aloxe-Corton (pronounced “Alosse”) was mentioned as far back as 696 and is the natural geological  link between the regions of Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune. It is dominated by the great Corton Hill. The AOCs of Ladoix-Serrigny and Pernand-Vergelesses share the hill alongside Aloxe-Corton, with some overlap in classification.  This...

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Chardonnay Grapes
Posted by admin | 24 February 2020

It is hard to argue that the chardonnay grape did not originate in Burgundy.  There has been a village of the same name in the north of the Maconnais since Roman times.  But whether it did or not, one thing is certain.  Burgundy is its natural home. The grape itself is fairly neutral, not very...

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Posted by admin | 23 January 2020

Gougères are the nibble in Burgundy. That and a kir (dry white wine with a dash of crème de cassis), and you know you’re in Burgundy.  Gougeres are cheese puffs made with pate a choux, one of those mother recipes of French pastry.  They should be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside....

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Posted by admin | 27 December 2019

Irancy, in the Grand Auxerrois district of the department of Yonne, stands on the right bank of the Yonne some fifteen kilometers south of Auxerre and south-west of Chablis. It is typical of the wine-growing villages of the district, though one of the few to specialize in red wine only.. It was raised to the...

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Posted by admin | 22 November 2019

There’s a lot of talk these days about natural wine, organic, bio-dynamic.  And there is no question that the people making these wines have brought the world back to basics after a generation of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. But most of these same producers would be the first to tell you that grape-growing and wine-making...

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 16 October 2019

Burgundy 2018 Vintage Report There has been talk over the past year of the 2018 vintage in Burgundy being one of the greatest of all time.  Comparisons with the mythical 1947, and all that. But let’s be careful and take a closer look. (more…)

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 23 September 2019

POMMARD VILLAGES OF THE COTE DE BEAUNE In terms of wine and wonder, Beaune is the capital of Burgundy. Giving its name to the surrounding Côte de Beaune, the town traditionally represented the whole of the region. (more…)

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