October 2023

Guerrilla Producers Explore The Balance Between Vine and Land in The Splendid Isolation of The Ardèche Region in Southeastern France – Eleven Wines From Four Vignerons ($379)

It is said that there are wines to be drunk sitting down and there are wines to be drunk standing up. The former category includes blockbusters whose names we proudly drop and whose price may at times outstrip quality but…

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Posted on 2023.10.27 in France, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

The Innate, Ageless Appeal Of Bordeaux’s Urban Appellation Pessac-Léognan Is Made Evident in Leading Ten Producers’ Wines + Half-a-Dozen Top Châteaux Second Wines $298

The focus on Pessac-Léognan is a nod to the increasing attention this appellation, (only 35 years old) is getting. The closest vineyards to Bordeaux city, Pessac-Léognan is not only capable of producing some of the world’s finest red wines, but…

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Posted on 2023.10.26 in Graves, Pessac-Léognan, France, Bordeaux  |  Read more...

 

Red Burgundy’s Strongest Statement Of ‘Blood And Iron’ Is Manifest in 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Crafted By Two Newly-Reinvigorated Domaines

“The Emperor would drink only Chambertin.” – Louis Constant Wairy, Napoleon’s valet. What does Gevrey-Chambertin have in common with Westland, Michigan? Not much, except that Westland was named for a mall and Gevrey-Chambertin was named for a vineyard. As those…

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Posted on 2023.10.12 in Marsannay, Gevrey-Chambertin, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

The Evidence Of Things Terroir: Champagne Hubert Noiret’s Coteaux du Petit-Morin Single Vineyards In Pursuit Of Authentic Expression Of Place Of Origin

Wine is not about bubblegum halter tops or chunky flip-flops, but as an industry, it is as susceptible to fashion trends as any other. At Elie’s, we roll our eyes at some and embrace others with open arms and eager…

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Posted on 2023.10.05 in France, Champagne, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

White Bordeaux, in The Flesh: The Distinctive Dry Whites of Pessac-Léognan and Sauternes Demand Close Attention in Fourteen Châteaux (White 7-Bottle Sampler Pack $348)

Location, locution, libation: The three cardinal rules of real estate are thus rewritten when the Bordeaux turns white, as some back-story is required for a true appreciation of the breed. Check out a list of the priciest wines on record…

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Posted on 2023.10.03 in Pessac-Léognan, France, Bordeaux, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society October 2023 Selection: Champagne Hubert Noiret

The Evidence Of Things Terroir Champagne Hubert Noiret’s Coteaux du Petit-Morin Single Vineyards In Pursuit Of Authentic Expression Of Place Of Origin   The Coteaux du Petit-Morin – Village Villevenard Champagne Hubert Noiret, Harvest 2019 Coteaux du Petit-Morin – Villevenard…

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Posted on 2023.10.01 in France, The Champagne Society, Champagne  |  Read more...

 


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