February 2022

The Metamorphosis of Burgundian Premier Cru: Savigny-lès-Beaune ‘Les Narbantons’ in Six Acts Spanning a Quarter of a Century (6-Bottle Pack $499)

It’s a rare treat for Elie Wine Company to offer such a depth of excellent vintages from a single producer. A gustatory exploration of these selections bears witness to the evolution of a specific Burgundian house style, a changing climate,…

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Posted on 2022.02.28 in Côte de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

The Savoir-Faire of Six Prominent Bordeaux Châteaux Applied in Castillon: Proximity and Similarity to Saint-Émilion’s Terroir Beckons (12-Bottle Pack $338)

As Diogenes went off with his lantern to look for an honest man, at Elie Wine Company, we take special pride in illuminating lesser known French and Spanish wine regions and spotlighting passionate winemakers who often fly beneath the global…

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Posted on 2022.02.18 in France, Bordeaux, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Nuits-Saint-Georges is Perfected in 2015 Five Premier Crus by a High-Minded Grower Faithfully Express The Savor of The Earth (5-Bottle Pack $482)

A Valentine’s Note … With Valentine’s Day looming with the winter weather, maybe this is the year to finally admit it: The annual high-five to romance is best celebrated at home. Avoid restaurant mark-ups and pop a bottle of sparkling…

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Posted on 2022.02.14 in Côte de Nuits, Morey-Saint-Denis, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

‘Rational Exuberance’ in a Dozen Rosés of Champagne and Sparkling Wine

‘Irrational exuberance’ is an economic term referring to speculative bubbles in the stock market. In fact ‘rational exuberance’ can —with equal gusto— also describe the carbon dioxide that puts the sparkle in Champagne bottles. The most painstaking of all winemaking innovations,…

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Posted on 2022.02.06 in France, Champagne  |  Read more...

 

The Grape Variety That Came in From the Cold: Rioja’s Graciano Vine is at Home, and Soars, in La Mancha. Natural-ly. (3 Wines in a 6-Bottle Pack for $196)

Graciano in Rioja: But Never the Bride Avis Car Rental changed advertising history by touting the virtues of playing second fiddle. ‘Always a bridesmaid, never a bride’ is a clichéd acknowledgment of a supporting role. But Graciano, a Spanish grape…

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Posted on in France, Spain DO, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Isabel Ferrando’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Old-Vine Grenache is “The Heart of Our Vineyards and the Soul of Our Wine” and Old-Vine Whites (6-Bottle Assortment, $299)

To Blend or Not to Blend The magic of the blend is the keystone in Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s rock-solid reputation; fifteen varieties are legally permitted in the appellation, and the proportion of each used in the final cuvée is a reflection of…

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Posted on 2022.02.05 in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

Give the Gift of Membership to ‘The Champagne Society’: Six Months ($279) or Twelve Months ($499) + STANDOUT DOZEN OF THE YEAR: Buy All for $479

  A Membership Subscription to ‘The Champagne Society’ Gift Lily Bollinger once said, “I only drink champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory; I…

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Posted on 2022.02.02 in Côte Chalonnaise, Rully, Givry, Pauillac, Moulin-à-Vent, Sancerre, Saumur-Champigny, France, Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Penedes, Burgundy, The Champagne Society, Champagne, Wine-Aid Packages, Rioja DOC, Loire, Southern Rhone, Navarra, Ribeiro  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society February 2022 Selection

Champagne André Clouet ‘Un Jour de 1911 …’ Grand Cru Bouzy (Grande Montagne in The Montagne de Reims) Blanc de Noirs, Disgorgement Date: September 2021 Special Price for members of the Champagne Society is $72. The Landscape of Champagne Having…

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Posted on 2022.02.01 in France, The Champagne Society, Champagne  |  Read more...

 


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