french wine

Posted by admin | 09 06 2021

We first came across the Domaine Jean Fery some years ago when we met up with Pascal Marchand. He’d recently been liberated from the world of corporate winemaking, and was...

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Posted by admin | 12 05 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...

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Posted by admin | 19 03 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...

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Posted by admin | 16 02 2021

Living in a place rich in culinary tradition – as we do at  Domaine de Cromey in the heart of Burgundy - doesn’t mean you always have to be traditional....

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Posted by admin | 10 12 2020

IRANCY On slopes above the Yonne river valley 15 km from Chablis, a handful of winemakers are growing Pinot Noir at the northernmost limit of its possibility.  While Chablis, of course,...

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Cooked Wild Boar in a pan
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 24 08 2018

It’s always good to be home, to get back to Burgundy. But our long absence means that a huge pile of mail and a long to-do list await our return....

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vintage 2014 in a cellar
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 10 07 2018

In 2014, the violent hail storms that once again ravaged Burgundy, and pulverized (for the third consecutive year) the vines of Pommard and Volnay, broke the spirit of the region....

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2013 burgundy wine bottle in a cellar
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 03 07 2018

Burgundy 2013 was yet another small crop. The fourth in as many years. Some of it will be very good, in both red and white. But for some producers, it...

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Bottle of Chablis 2015 on a barrel
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 14 06 2018

We have resisted writing the Elden Selections Burgundy 2015 harvest report until now, mainly to let the hub-bub and hyperbole settle down, but more importantly to be sure that the...

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barrel room
Posted by Ashley Cummins | 07 06 2018

After the excitement of the annual wine auction at the Hospices de Beaune, we went to the Hospices’ cuverie to pick up our prized barrel. It’s a Volnay 1er Cru...

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