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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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Posted by admin | 16 October 2020

Elden’s wine club is unique because it seeks to take its members on a journey through Burgundy to learn and find the wines they like the most, and wines they can fall in love with. To do the story justice, it appears in a three-part blog series. This is part 1 of 3. Many people find themselves wanting to know more about the wine...

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Posted by admin | 02 October 2020

Boundaries exist for many reasons. They can delimit regions that are older than memory, or simply be expedient lines drawn on a map. History and geography, but also politics and favoritism, create boundaries. Wine regions are no different. As you head south out of Beaune you are forced, almost without knowing it, to choose one...

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Posted by admin | 22 September 2020

Drinking wine, especially good wine, is akin to a sort of ritual. We get pleasure from selecting the bottle, slicing the foil, pulling the cork (and that satisfying pop) before we even get around to sniffing and tasting. As with most things in life, to open a bottle properly – without risking ruining the cork,...

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