August 2022

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 Tavel, Côtes-du-Rhône, cassis, Corbières, Bandol, Luberon, Ventoux, Côtes-de-Gascone, Côtes-du-Lot, 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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