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Posted by admin | 19 June 2020

You may be forgiven for a quick eye-roll when you hear some of the scientific jargon used to describe (and sell) food and drink nowadays. Some of the claims can seem doubtful or contrived, or like a statement of the obvious. How do the terms organic, sustainable, and eco-friendly differ? Where does biodynamic wine come...

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St Bris
Posted by admin | 08 June 2020

For every rule there’s an exception. Whether it’s “i before e except after c” or Oscar Wilde’s being able to ‘resist everything but temptation”, you’ll find interest and variety wherever there is an exception to a rule. In the world of Burgundy wine, one of the great exceptions is found in the village of Saint-Bris-le-Vineux...

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Posted by admin | 02 June 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 admin | 20 May 2020

The turn of the new millennium was a special time for many reasons, but in particular it marked an important event in the Couchois region, just to the south of Maranges in Burgundy. For here it was that a new Appellation was born – the Bourgogne Côte du Couchois.  Viticulture in the land surrounding the...

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Posted by admin | 10 May 2020

Saint Romain stands at the foot of an impressive rock outcrop, with a magnificent view out over the Saone River valley and across the vineyards below. Because of this commanding position, there have been settlements on this spot since early pre-historic times. And so, some of the earliest plantations of vines in Burgundy were in...

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Posted by admin | 04 May 2020

At the southern tip of the Côte de Beaune lies the somewhat lesser-known appellation of Maranges. It’s a neighbor of Domaine de Cromey, the home of Elden Selections and illustrates nicely how much things have moved on in this area over the last thirty years or so. When we first arrived in Burgundy, nearby Santenay...

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Posted by admin | 27 April 2020

Just as in the Chablis region, the growers in the rather discrete appellation of Auxey-Duresses suffer from the cold in springtime and must guard against frost damage like their more northerly cousins. Indeed, being situated in a side-valley of the Côte de Beaune means that the climate of Auxey-Duresses is quite cool, producing a different...

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Posted by admin | 20 April 2020

Looking behind a product’s branding and marketing is what an increasing number of us are doing, it seems. In this era of ‘fake news’, we don’t just want to take a company’s word for a product and what it’s made from – we want details.  This is a trend which we’ve seen in the wine...

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