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Posted by admin | 08 September 2020

If you’re ready to begin your journey through the very best wines that Burgundy has to offer, all from the comfort of your own home, then you’ve come to the right place. Step inside and be welcomed as an inaugural member of Elden Selections’  Burgundy Wine Club.  Enjoying great wine is, above all, a social experience....

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Posted by admin | 01 September 2020

When something is difficult, it’s often a sign that it is worth doing. Sometimes, you know you’re onto a good thing because it’s tough. And while this may be a general truism, it’s particularly apt when you’re talking about Aligoté, the second white grape of Burgundy. It’s always been a hard sell, irregular in quality,...

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Posted by admin | 19 August 2020

Quick read summary Wine glass size and shape does make a difference to how you experience wineLarger, broader glasses are best for red wines – they help you experience the flavors and aromas, especially for complex grapes like Pinot NoirSmaller-bowled glasses should be used for white wines to concentrate flavors – unless the wine is...

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Posted by admin | 10 August 2020

Let us journey south together, just you and me and our wine glass – hoping to find something good along the way. We’ll travel down to the town of Mâcon on the Saône river, about 35 miles south of Chalon, at the very southern tip of Burgundy. This is the Mâconnais, which is firmly white...

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Posted by admin | 30 July 2020

In the world of wine, some things count above all else: knowledge, passion, skill and respect for nature. Other things, like gender, matter much less today, thankfully, than they did in the years gone by. Without a doubt, though, women vintners have often had to work twice as hard as their male counterparts despite being...

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Posted by admin | 20 July 2020

Now, perhaps more than ever, there are pressing demands on our wallets and purses. As they’re largely linked to global socio-economic trends and events, there’s not a lot we can do about them. But where does that tightening of the purse strings leave our relationship with wine? That perennial question, often heard at dinner parties,...

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Posted by admin | 09 July 2020

The monk known as Bertin must have liked his wine – and he must have had a great vineyard to grow it, for it is after this ‘field’ that the wine we now know as Gevrey-Chambertin is named – the field of Bertin, (or Champ de Bertin). The village of Gevrey – located in the...

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Posted by admin | 01 July 2020

The Côte de Nuits is known for world-class Pinot Noir wines – it’s a cornucopia of superb reds (and a few very great whites), a jewel in the Burgundian crown, and many other superlatives – but in case you are practicing your French, it’s got nothing to do with the night-time. In fact, there is...

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