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Chalk About Champagne: With a Balance Between Fruit, Finesse and Structure, The Sparkling Chardonnays of Côte des Blancs Are Some of The Most Compelling White Wines Made Today.

“I am tasting stars!” Dom Perignon’s famous quote, reported to have been uttered upon his first taste of Champagne, is likely apocryphal, but the trio of stars that align in a cold, northerly slice of France that sits on the…

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Posted on 2024.05.13 in Crémant du Bourgogne, France, Champagne, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Champagne Haute Couture: Jean-François Clouet, An Outstanding Practitioner of Pinotism, Stitches Together Bouzy’s Finest Parcels into Grand Expressions

In any assemblage, individual grape varieties will find their niche; each performs according to its purpose and potential, whether it is power, perfume or polish. In Champagne, the Big Three—Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier—jockey for position in the hearts of…

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Posted on 2024.03.05 in France, Champagne, Wine-Aid Packages  |  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 2024.03.02 in France, The Champagne Society, Champagne  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society April 2024 Selection : Champagne André Clouet

Champagne Haute Couture Jean-François Clouet, An Outstanding Practitioner of Pinotism, Stitches Together Bouzy’s Finest Parcels into Grand Expressions Champagne André Clouet ‘Cuvée 1911’, Grand Cru Bouzy Brut ($81) OR Champagne Andre Clouet ‘Spiritum 96’, Grand Cru Bouzy Rosé Brut ($81) In…

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Posted on 2024.03.01 in France, The Champagne Society, Champagne  |  Read more...

 

Côte des Bar For The Course: Champagne Fleury, An Ecological Pioneer Is In Pursuit Of “Understanding And Enhancing Terroir’s Character” Eleven New Releases

Although it sounds a bit contradictory, ‘doing what comes naturally’ is often an exacting science and a dedicated quest, and nowhere in Champagne is this more evident than in the fields and cellars of Domaine Fleury, the Côte des Bar…

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Posted on 2024.02.21 in France, Champagne, Wine-Aid Packages  |  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, Champagne, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 


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