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2016 Gamay-Based Wines of Thibault Liger-Belair – Influential Nuits-Saint-Georges Producer Making Waves in Beaujolais and Beyond

Cousin to Vicomte Liger-Belair of La Romanée fame, in 2001 Thibault Liger-Belair took over storied family property in Nuits-Saint-Georges, reclaiming vineyards which had been contracted out to various sharecroppers and creating a new domaine under his own name….

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Posted on 2019.06.27 in Beaujolais, Burgundy, 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 2019.06.01 in Champagne, France, Special Selections, The Champagne Society  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society – June 2019 Selection

Champagne Philipponnat Royale Réserve Non Dosé Price for The Champagne Society members: $64 The Champagne region is France’s northernmost production zone. It is at the very limits of vine cultivation. The finest vineyard sites, both in soil and microclimate, are…

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Newly Arrived 2016 Vintage Burgundy from Domaine Stéphane Magnien — Classic Pinot Noir from Hallowed Soils

Domaine Stéphane Magnien holds 11 acres in total. To give you a visual representation, this is almost the amount of land that comprises the entirety of the Detroit Institute of Arts campus — one block bordered by…

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Posted on 2019.05.30 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

2016 Vintage Burgundy from Domaine Sylvain Langoureau in Côte de Beaune

We’re always excited to receive a new vintage from the husband and wife team of Nathalie and Sylvain Langoureau, especially when they are as wonderfully drinkable as the 2016s. The couple farm about 24 acres of prime vineyards mainly in…

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Posted on 2019.04.25 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

New 2016 Vintage Burgundy from A Rising Star in the Côte de Beaune

Over the past few years we have become fully enamored with the wines of Rodolphe Demougeot. The 2016 vintage wines have arrived and they are tasting great. It’s always difficult to summarize vintage characteristics, especially in a land of…

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Posted on 2019.04.11 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society – April 2019 Selection

Champagne Bonnaire “Rosé” or “Ver Sacrum” Price for The Champagne Society members: $50 Since 1932 Champagne Bonnaire has been a family-run winery based in the village of Cramant in the heart of the Côte des Blancs. This grower estate really hit its…

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Posted on 2019.04.01 in Champagne, France, The Champagne Society  |  Read more...

 

Robust Côte de Beaune Premier Cru Red Burgundy on a Budget

Domaine Jean-Claude Regnaudot “La Fussière” (Maranges, Premier Cru, 2014) Special 6-pack Price: $167 (~$28/bottle) Didier Regnaudot’s very old Pinot Noir vines grow out of the steep hillsides on the southernmost edge of the Côte de Beaune. One of the top…

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Posted on 2019.02.28 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society – February 2019 Selection

Champagne Jacquesson “Cuvée 741” (Extra Brut) Price for The Champagne Society members: $77 (regular price $90) Long-time subscribers to The Champagne Society will no doubt be familiar with Champagne Jacquesson’s 700-series created to showcase the character of…

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Posted on 2019.02.01 in Champagne, France, The Champagne Society  |  Read more...

 

Pinot Noir Depth & Excellence from One of the Best Kept Secrets in Nuits-Saint-Georges

Domaine Alain Michelot isn’t what you would presently call a famous estate. Perhaps it is because of its small size. Or it could be the fact that the domaine does little to no self-promotion. The truth is that sometimes it…

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Posted on 2019.01.31 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 


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