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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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Posted by admin | 04 May 2021

In simple layperson’s terms MLF in wine in the transformation of the ‘tart’ malic acid bacteria (similar to that in a green apple) into ‘softer’ lactic acid bacteria. This transformation has the result of reducing the primary fruit-forward profile of a wine and allowing more complex textures and flavors to emerge. Depending on the style of...

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Posted by admin | 29 April 2021

‘The jewel in Burgundy’s crown.’ ‘The central pearl of her necklace’. These, and many other superlatives, have long been attributed to one of Burgundy’s brightest stars – the commune of Vosne-Romanée. Known for its world-class red wines (about 90% of all the wines grown here are from Pinot Noir grapes) it has been a hub...

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Posted by admin | 19 April 2021

Good wine, like many things in life, gets better with age. Wine is also an investment – of time, money, and love, which should be protected, and stored properly. Plus, storing wine is really part and parcel of the hobby of wine – of course, we drink some wines straight away, but there’s a real...

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Posted by admin | 12 April 2021

There are many reasons to search out true Chablis. Perhaps you love Chardonnay?  Chablis is a unique expression of the grape, and will teach you something new about it. Perhaps you dislike Chardonnay? Then Chablis could well change your mind about, and prove that not all Chardonnays are the same. Perhaps you’re looking for a sure-fire...

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Posted by admin | 22 March 2021

While it’s true that Burgundy is often associated with world-renowned and very expensive wines, there is an undiscovered world of small-production high-quality true-Burgundy wines out there, at prices that allow you to pull out a Burgundy without the worry. These are everyday drinking wines that are made by the same producers who make the Premier...

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Posted by admin | 19 March 2021

We often get great questions from our customers and fellow wine enthusiasts. One memorable question was how long we recommended you keep a Chablis for… What is your recommendation for the latest date a Chablis should be drunk, i.e. 4 years, 6 years, 8 years? (more…)

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