November 2023

A Holiday Gift: ‘The Champagne Society’ Membership 6-Month ($299) or 12-Month ($589) Subscription + Recent Champagne Arrivals

Champagne Enters ‘New Era’ Dear Friends, Our brick-and-mortar may be in Birmingham, but here at Elie Wine, our eyes are always cast toward our spiritual home in French and Spanish wine country. Keeping up with the zeitgeist of vinology is…

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Posted on 2023.11.29 in France, Champagne  | 


Thanksgiving Feast Wine Matchup Pack: Eight Alsace Picks To Flatter The Food, Reawaken The Appetite And Renew Weary Taste Buds ($296) + RECENT ARRIVAL 2020 Domaine Albert Boxler

A true masterpiece is composed of many elements, and all the details must be in precise balance: The forearm musculature on Michelangelo’s ‘David’ for example—the intake of breath in the nostril of Sanmartino’s ‘Veiled Christ.’ This is as true for…

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Posted on 2023.11.20 in France, Wine-Aid Packages, Alsace  |  Read more...


Hard Cider That Takes Its Cues From Wine: A Taste Of Fall In Artisanal Pure Heirloom Apple Cider From Normandy, Brittany and Catalunya To Pair With Holiday Meals

Cider country, in northern France, is not like the rest of the country: For one thing, they tend to love Americans—holdover relief from when troops came ashore on D-Day and played a critical role in the liberation. For another, not…

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Posted on 2023.11.10 in Cidre, Cider, France  | 


The Whole Of The Sum And Its ‘Still’ Parts: Lelarge-Pugeot’s Coteaux-Champenois Premier Cru Vrigny in Red, Rosé & White + Single-Premier Cru Champagne Vrigny & Gueux Five-Bottle Pack (3 Coteaux-Champenois + 2 Champagne $359)

It’s a cosmic, back-to-the-future shift in thinking, and it is a change sweeping Champagne in both attitude and aesthetics. For the past fifty years or so, the editorial focus on sparkling wine has tended to focus on the cellar; blending…

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Posted on in Coteaux Champenois, France, Champagne  | 


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