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Posted by admin | 23 January 2020

Gougères are the nibble in Burgundy. That and a kir (dry white wine with a dash of crème de cassis), and you know you’re in Burgundy.  Gougeres are cheese puffs made with pate a choux, one of those mother recipes of French pastry.  They should be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside....

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Posted by admin | 27 December 2019

Irancy, in the Grand Auxerrois district of the department of Yonne, stands on the right bank of the Yonne some fifteen kilometers south of Auxerre and south-west of Chablis. It is typical of the wine-growing villages of the district, though one of the few to specialize in red wine only.. It was raised to the...

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Posted by admin | 22 November 2019

There’s a lot of talk these days about natural wine, organic, bio-dynamic.  And there is no question that the people making these wines have brought the world back to basics after a generation of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. But most of these same producers would be the first to tell you that grape-growing and wine-making...

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 16 October 2019

Burgundy 2018 Vintage Report There has been talk over the past year of the 2018 vintage in Burgundy being one of the greatest of all time.  Comparisons with the mythical 1947, and all that. But let’s be careful and take a closer look. (more…)

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 23 September 2019

POMMARD VILLAGES OF THE COTE DE BEAUNE In terms of wine and wonder, Beaune is the capital of Burgundy. Giving its name to the surrounding Côte de Beaune, the town traditionally represented the whole of the region. (more…)

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 01 August 2019

If it seems like the Domaine Jean Fery came out of nowhere, in a sense it did. Jean-Louis Fery took over his parents’ estate in 1988 and made his childhood dream come true: providing the family estate with the means to develop further through investment in infrastructure and the purchase of new vineyards. (more…)

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 29 July 2019

Anyone who has ever climbed down into a wine cellar for a barrel tasting remembers the charm: the dim light, the glass ‘pipette’, the swirling and spitting, the privilege of witnessing something coming-to-be.  (more…)

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 28 May 2019

Three lucky couples will soon be coming to the Domaine de Cromey for a week in Burgundy, enjoying the delights of Elden wines, our renowned gourmet food and exclusive touring, all in the lap of Cromey luxury. In our 27th year as a major donor to the Atlanta High Museum Wine Auction, our donation raised...

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