August 2022

The Champagne Society October 2022 Selection: Champagne Penet-Chardonnet

  Champagne Penet-Chardonnet Grand Cru Verzy Lieu-dit ‘Les Blanches Voies’ Blanc de Blancs 2012, Extra-Brut Special Price for members of the Champagne Society is $93. The Evidence Of Things Terroir: In Pursuit Of Place Of Origin Expression And Authenticity In…

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Posted on 2022.08.30 in France, The Champagne Society, Champagne  |  Read more...

 

Second Thoughts: Fabled Château Ausone Re-releases Older Second Wine ‘Chapelle d’Ausone’ Three Vintages: 2011, 2012 and 2016 + 2019 Pre-arrival Special Price

In Bordeaux, a Château has the right to sell all of its production under the name of its domain, yet they rarely do. Based on vine age vs. current yield, producers occasionally replant vineyard plots and it generally takes a…

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Posted on 2022.08.25 in France, Bordeaux  |  Read more...

 

A Veritable Viticultural Revolution at Domaine Vacheron: Sancerre Cuvées Reflective of The Region’s Wide Soil Diversity in White, Rosé and Red. (6-Bottle Pack $318)

Just as the Loire River runs through the heart of France, Sancerre pierces the heart of summertime and provides an unadorned synthesis of the scents we associate with the easy season: The whites are redolent of cut grass and Meyer…

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Posted on 2022.08.18 in Sancerre, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire  |  Read more...

 

Burgundy Paradox: Red Gems from The Land of Chardonnay’s Gold Standard, The Triumvirate of Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet (5 Bottle Pack $358)

Few people would argue that the triumvirate of Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet produces some of the greatest white wines on the planet, but like that heavy metal band who releases a strangely poignant acoustic song, the reds of these three…

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Posted on 2022.08.15 in Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet, Meursault, Blagny, France, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Southeast is Southeast, and Southwest is Southwest – Rosés From The Two Southern Opposite Ends of France: The Mediterranean Coast and The Atlantic Coast (A Baker’s Dozen $297)

“A rose is a rose is a rose” is a poetic riff about universal truth by Gertrude Stein, but add an accent aigu to the final ‘e’ and all bets are off. As a style of wine, rosé is as…

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Posted on 2022.08.05 in cassis, Corbières, Bandol, Luberon, Ventoux, Côtes-de-Gascone, Côtes-du-Lot, Tavel, Côtes-du-Rhône, France, Bordeaux, Wine-Aid Packages, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence, Southern Rhone, South West  |  Read more...

 

The Task of Blending a Non-Vintage at Champagne Jacquesson: Prizing Excellence Over Consistency, Reflecting Main Vintage Than Replicating Flavors ($99)

On the northernmost limit of vine growing regions, where the average daily temperature is only 50°F, vintage variation is more pronounced in Champagne than in most other French wine appellations and as result, the technique of blending together several vintages…

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Posted on 2022.08.01 in France, Champagne  |  Read more...

 


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