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Posted by admin | 01 March 2021

For many in Burgundy – and in the world beyond its borders – wine is something akin to a religion. Its mysteries are celebrated and revered; it requires faith (in the weather and the vintner); and it brings solace and joy to millions. No surprise, therefore, that the Burgundian writer Pierre Poupin described the lovely...

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Posted by admin | 22 February 2021

“Theological, nourishing and death-defying”. The local motto of the large village of Savigny- lès -Beaune certainly makes some bold claims about the wines that are produced here. Many would swear to all three, however, after tasting these wines, which are amongst the finest in Burgundy and surely one of its best-kept secrets.  The village itself...

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Posted by admin | 16 February 2021

Living in a place rich in culinary tradition – as we do at  Domaine de Cromey in the heart of Burgundy – doesn’t mean you always have to be traditional. The love of food and wine runs deep here, and living in the thick of it allows for an even deeper appreciation. When it comes...

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Posted by admin | 01 February 2021

Somewhat less spoken of than red and white wines – but certainly no less enjoyable – are the rosé wines of Burgundy. Known as Bourgogne Rosé , they are made from grapes that may be grown in more than 300 communes in the Burgundy region. Most communes are in Saône et Loire, but they’re also...

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Posted by admin | 27 January 2021

You may have been drinking red Burgundy wines for many years, but how much time have you spent considering the grape they’re made from? We know that red Burgundy is (virtually without exception) made from Pinot Noir grapes, so let’s take a look at this fascinating variety – it’s history, style, character, and some of...

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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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