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Enthroned At The Summit Of Larzac: Domaine de Montcalmès, A Languedoc Stand-out, Drinks Well In Its Youth And Shows No Weakness With Age + Recent Arrival Two Rising Stars From Larzac — Five-Bottle Package For $215

If you’re an aspiring domaine owner working with a tight budget, and have an eye to producing world-class French wine, you could do worse than Terrasses du Larzac, where an acre of vineyard land might set you back the equivalent…

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Posted on 2024.02.17 in France  |  Read more...

 

Champagne By Any Other Name: Two Dozens Rose-Tinted Champagne. Eighteen Producers Show Different Styles And Capture Diversity of Soils.

Sugar and spice are nice, but you prefer a bit more ‘brut’ with your Valentine’s Day sparkle, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that Champagne Rosé is often drier than it’s golden counterpart. Sweeter rosé styles exist, of course,…

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Posted on 2024.02.12 in France, Champagne, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

The Rise of Terroir in Champagne: Two Standout Producers In Search Of Precise Geography In Two Different Sub-regions (The Many Faces Of Meunier) + Recent Arrival: Clandestin ‘Elegant Champagne With A Burgundian Accent’

‘First and foremost, Champagne is wine.’ Our Champagne mantra over the past few years has been a bit reductionist: While undeniably accurate, it’s a little like saying that, first and foremost, ‘David’ is a hunk of marble or that at…

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Posted on 2024.01.14 in France, Champagne, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

A Window To The Past: Burgundy’s Strongest Statement is Fully In Evidence In Ten-Year-Old Gevrey-Chambertin Seventeen 2014 Wines Show Depth And Breed. (4-Bottle Village-Pack $379) + (3-Bottle Premier Cru-Pack $379)

A Gevrey New Year from us to you! In a time of reflection and introspection, we’re also suggesting a bit of ‘retrospection’—a deep dive into the marvelously mature 2014s from the Burgundian appellation most celebrated for its longevity. This curated…

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Posted on 2024.01.06 in France, Champagne, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Producer Of The Year: The Talented Aurélien Laherte ‘Quest For The Perfect Alchemy’

Sparklers To Ring In The New Year This week (like many of you) we mark the arrival of a new year with the wine style most associated with celebration: Effervescent. At Elie’s, this bubbly occasion is the culmination of a…

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Posted on 2023.12.30 in Coteaux Champenois, France, Champagne, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Benoît Marguet’s Naturally Grown Champagne Channels His Biodynamic & Homeopathic Practices

  True disciples call it wine’s inevitable future, and even the naysayers are beginning to admit that after years of practicing biodynamics, the dividends are irrefutable. And nowhere in Champagne is this more evident than at Champagne Marguet, where Benoît…

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Posted on 2023.12.24 in France, Wine-Aid Packages, Champagne  |  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 2023.12.02 in France, The Champagne Society, Champagne  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society February 2024 Selection : Champagne André Heucq + Champagne Solemme

The Rise of Terroir in Champagne Two New Waves Producers  Cultivate The Variety Meunier To Channel Precise Geography in Two Different Sub-regions Champagne André Heucq ‘Héritage’ Blanc de Meunier, Vallée-de-la-Marne Brut Nature ($51) + Champagne Solemme ‘Terre de Solemme’, Montagne-de-Reims Premier Cru Villers-aux-Nœuds…

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Posted on 2023.12.01 in France, The Champagne Society, Champagne  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society December 2023 Selection: Champagne Marguet

Marguet’s Naturally Grown Champagne Channels His Biodynamic & Homeopathic Practices Champagne Marguet Grand Crus: Ambonnay And Bouzy Champagne Marguet ‘Yuman 2019’ Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature ($55) AND Champagne Marguet ‘Yuman 2019’ Premier Cru Blanc de Noirs Brut…

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

 

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  |  Read more...

 


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