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Posted by admin | 23 July 2021

The wine world is never short of descriptive terms, all trying to convey the inexpressible pleasure that the fruits of the vine can offer. We all have our own ways of describing our favorite tipples. You can get technical, too, when talking about how the wines were made in the first place. Here, we stumble...

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Posted by admin | 16 July 2021

“Does Macron like Bordeaux?” At first it may seem like an interesting enough question, and if you asked him, he’d probably say he enjoyed French wine of all kinds (at least if he knew what was good for him). It was a question asked recently by the French media, on hearing that the International Organisation...

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Posted by admin | 07 July 2021

The renown of the Chardonnay grape has now truly spread right around the world, but it has often been the subject of a love-hate relationship. It seems to come in cycles – when people fall out of love with the Chardonnay grape they may gravitate towards other grapes like Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier or Riesling. When...

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Posted by admin | 29 June 2021

It’s often said that if Paris is France’s head, and Champagne her soul, then Burgundy is her stomach. With such an array of fine foods and wines to savor, you may feel a little overwhelmed, perhaps wondering where to begin. Luckily, there are some excellent recipes to get to know from the region, many of...

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Posted by admin | 14 June 2021

When the weather is warm and you have something to celebrate, we naturally look for sparkling wines. This year looks certain to be no exception. And there’s no shortage of choice; Prosecco continues to be hugely popular, as does Champagne. But so too does the third option here – Crémant de Bourgogne, which competes superbly...

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Posted by admin | 09 June 2021

We first came across the Domaine Jean Fery some years ago when we met up with Pascal Marchand. He’d recently been liberated from the world of corporate winemaking, and was setting up his own negociant house in Nuits-St-George at the time. It was great to catch up; driving in his car, we left Nuits St...

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Posted by admin | 20 May 2021

Beaune – the eponymous heart of both the Côte de Beaune and the wider Burgundy region – has always represented everything good about the wines and wonders of this hallowed ground. Lately, however, the reputation of other villages has grown, just as the popularity and cache of Burgundy has spread all around the world. In...

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Posted by admin | 12 May 2021

You never forget a barrel-tasting in a wine cellar; climbing down and discovering the charm of the place, the subdued light, the glint of the glass pipette, the swirling and spitting – the privilege of witnessing the creation of a great wine in the making. But how did the barrel come to be such an...

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