Wine Offerings: France

Fans of Grenache Are Going to Be Thrilled with 2019 Châteauneuf-du-Pape! How Did the Vintage Turn Out So Well? (7-Bottle Pack $398) – Twelve Producers & 19 Wines

Like a great character actor in film—the bit player you recognize but can’t name—Grenache is everywhere and nowhere at once; it makes an appearance, leaves an indelible impression, then moves on. Grenache is the Paul Giamatti of grapes. A vigorous…

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Posted on 2022.05.23 in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

The Lord of Beaujolais: Moulin-à-Vent Boasting Structure and Elegance in Nine Wines from Six Outstanding Producers (9-Bottle Pack $317)

Nicknamed ‘The Lord of Beaujolais’ for its aristocratic bouquet and noble structure, Moulin-à-Vent is to the ten crus of Beaujolais what Moulin Rouge is to Parisian cabarets: First among equals. Of course, that equality is a matter of taste—some consumers…

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Posted on 2022.05.13 in Moulin-à-Vent, France, Beaujolais, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Second Thoughts: Bordeaux Second (And Now Third) Wines Château d’Issan (Margaux 6-Bottle Pack $326) & Château Pédesclaux (Pauillac 6-Bottle Pack $294) + In-Store Tasting ‘Left-Bank Rendez-Vous’ – RSVP

Rather than shedding tears, Bordeaux adds tiers—and classification is what Bordeaux is all about. While the Grand Vin is expected to be the A-game of any château, with technological advancements and an increasingly warm climate, the price of these top-shelf…

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Posted on 2022.05.07 in Pauillac, Margaux, France, Bordeaux, Saturday Sips Wines, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Burgundy Backcountry Riches Prospected in Hautes-Côtes de Nuits and Regional Appellations Overlooking the Slopes of the Great Communes Red, White and Sparkling (9-Bottle Pack $373)

In Burgundy, the vagaries of weather play an integral part in a given terroir’s potential; even the most ideal soil matrix, with a perfect balance of minerals, humus and micro-organisms, is useless if frost kills the buds and rain drowns…

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Posted on 2022.05.01 in Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, Côteaux Bourguignons, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

A Letter to The Editor: re: “The Producers of Right Now.” Four in Eight Wines. (8-Bottle Pack $228)

When our friend and colleague Leslie Pariseau from ‘PUNCH’ Drinks sent out an email to wine retailers and restaurant/bar managers asking about the state of the art in wine appreciation today, we thought it was worthy of a…

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Posted on 2022.04.28 in Saumur-Champigny, Tooraine, La Tierra de Castilla, France, Spain DO, Wine-Aid Packages, Rioja DOC  |  Read more...

 

Pure Chablis: The Distinct Identity of Grand & Premier Cru Climats of Burgundy’s Other White Wine by the Talented Guillaume Michel in 2019 (9-Bottle Pack $399)

Most growers in Chablis produce wines in two of the region’s four sub-appellations and many do it in three, but very few make wines in all four. Louis Michel & Fils is one of the few and this package is…

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Posted on 2022.04.16 in France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Exploring Mercurey: Vintage 2019 Red Burgundy Bounty From a Mosaic of Soils and Terroirs. (8-Bottle Pack $341)

The Unique Features of the Great Vineyards of Burgundy To suggest that the splendor of Burgundy is rooted in unpredictability is not far from the mark; like the little girl with the forehead curl, when Burgundy is good, she’s very,…

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Posted on 2022.04.08 in Côte Chalonnaise, Mercurey, France, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

A Margaux Wine Renaissance: Change of Generations Yields Gains in Quality and Consistency. A Dozen Producers’ Showcase. (8-Bottle Pack $395)

Nowhere has consistency been more sought after than in the Médoc—this despite the vagaries of climate, the uncertain wine market and as seen in Margaux especially over the past twenty years, the importance of the human touch. Americans used to…

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Posted on 2022.03.25 in Margaux, France, Bordeaux, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Pichon-Comtesse’s Singular Identity DNA Like No Other Pauillac – A Strut Through Two Decades (2000 to 2019)

‘When you’re number two, you try harder.’ Had the phrase not already been copyrighted by Avis in 1962, Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande might well be using it for their tag line today. Under the 1855 Classification, which Napoleon…

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Posted on 2022.03.21 in Pauillac, France, Bordeaux  |  Read more...

 

An Invitation to Join ‘The Champagne Society’

JOIN THE CHAMPAGNE SOCIETY Subscribe to our bimonthly Champagne Club. Please, call us at 248-398-0030 or email elie@eliewine.com As a member of The Champagne Society, you’re in a select community of like-minded folks who appreciate the exceptional in life and…

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Posted on 2022.03.14 in France, The Champagne Society, Champagne  |  Read more...

 


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