Wine Offerings: France

Pure & Succulent Chardonnay from Burgundy’s Viré-Clessé

The Mâconnais region of southern Burgundy is white wine country and the Chardonnay variety is particularly at home on these limestone slopes with just a bit more warmth than the Côte d’Or. One of the top producers in the region,…

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Posted on 2018.10.17 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Beguiling Provençal Wines from a Virtuoso of the Vine

The appellation of Les Baux-de-Provence is unmistakably Provençal. Between olive groves and pine forests the rocky landscape is wild with the fragrant garrigue that marks its wines. Although the appellation is small and relatively new, the handful of winemaking estates…

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Posted on 2018.10.11 in France, Provence, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Corsican Beauties

Dry farming is a bit of a buzzword when talking about fruit quality in New World wines but for most of Europe’s classic grape-growing regions dry farming is obligatory because irrigation is illegal. This is possibly at its most extreme…

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Posted on 2018.10.03 in Corsica, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society

Welcome to The Champagne Society Congratulations! In the coming months you will be drinking some of the best Champagne and sparkling wines known to humanity. As a member of The Champagne Society, you’re in a select community of like-minded folks…

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Posted on 2018.10.02 in Champagne, France, Special Selections, The Champagne Society  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society – October 2018 Selection

Champagne Serge Mathieu Brut Prestige OR Brut Rosé Price for The Champagne Society members: $65 The Aube region forms the southernmost part of Champagne, closer to the vineyards of Chablis than to the bulk of Champagne vineyards of the Marne….

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

 

The Plump and Succulent Terroirs of Beaune

Established by Albert Morot in 1820, Domaine Albert Morot has risen to one of the leading properties in the Côte de Beaune. The estate consists of about 20 acres of vineyards, almost entirely…

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Posted on 2018.09.27 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

A Journey Through Corton – From Village to Grand Cru

Domaine Maurice Chapuis The hill of Corton looks as majestic as the wines that are born of its soils and facets. Standing freely from the slope, it alone has exposures found…

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Posted on 2018.09.13 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

The Essence of Margaux – The Second Wine of Château Palmer

Château Palmer “Alter Ego” (Margaux 2015) Special 6-pack price: $624 ($104/bottle) Classified as a “Third-Growth” estate, Château Palmer is recognized as one of the top wines in Bordeaux. Only the “First-Growth” estate of Château Margaux…

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Posted on 2018.09.11 in Bordeaux, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Exciting Red & White Burgundy from a Nuits-Saint-Georges Superstar

Cousin to Vicomte Liger-Belair of La Romanée fame, in 2001 Thibault Liger-Belairtook over storied family property in Nuits-Saint-Georges, reclaiming vineyards which had been contracted out to various share croppers and creating a new…

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Posted on 2018.08.30 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Brothers in Wine – Everyday Bottles from a Big Family Name in the Loire Valley

The brothers Philippe and Thierry Germain have relatively short but storied winemaking careers in France’s Loire Valley. Thierry arrived first. Raised in Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, at the family winery of Château Yon-Figeac, Thierry set out on his own in 1991 at the…

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Posted on 2018.08.22 in France, Loire, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 


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