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A Portrait of the Wine as a Grape: The Pure Expression of Alsace’s Varietals From the Iconic Domaine Weinbach in Six Grapes (7-Bottles Pack $234)

To distill the essence of Alsatian wine into a single, simplistic concept: ‘German varietals and French styles.’ Of course, nothing about wine is simple, and it’s a fact that Alsace produces some of the most complex wines of any region…

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Posted on 2022.07.02 in France, Wine-Aid Packages, Alsace  |  Read more...

 

2021 Underscored the Challenges Southern Rhône & Provence Producers are Facing Amidst Climatic Extremes, Yet These 9 Makers Produced Easily Drinkable, Unexpectedly Complex Dry Rosé (10-Bottle Pack $264) + (3-Bottle Pack $72)

We can all agree that rosé is ideal for warm weather, and we can probably also agree that climate change is leading to a bit too much warm weather. And that does not necessary lead to more rosé, since the…

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Posted on 2022.06.24 in Sancerre, Gigondas, Tavel, Côte-de-Provence, Côtes-du-Rhône, Rosé de Loire, Anjou, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire, Provence, Southern Rhone  |  Read more...

 

Terroir Matters. 8 Two-Bottle Gift Packages: Burgundy Pairs, Contrasting Neighboring Appellations, Same Producer, Same Vintage.

Dad jokes are awful; Dad wines are awesome. Now, this aphorism is not carved in stone like the Caves Patriarche of Beaune but it’s one that holds true more often than not. As evidence, and to honor Father’s Day, we…

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Posted on 2022.06.23 in Morey-Saint-Denis, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée, Pommard, Volnay, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Chorey-lès-Beaune, Monthélie, Aloxe-Corton, Vougeot, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Bloomsday Commemoration (June 16 – In-Store Tasting) Jurassic Odyssey: Exploring Burgundy’s Golden Gate with Eight Producers in Four Appellations (11-Bottle Pack $344)

2022 marks the hundredth anniversary of the release of James Joyce’s modernist masterpiece ‘Ulysses’, and a few venerable souls who purchased a copy on the day it came out are still trying to wade through it. Not everyone agrees on…

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Posted on 2022.06.14 in Chablis, Bourgogne Côtes d'Auxerre, Saint-Bris, Petit Chablis, France, Saturday Sips Wines, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

Marguet’s Naturally Grown Champagne Channels His Biodynamic & Homeopathic Practices: “A Vitality About The Fruit That Makes It Feel Truly Alive.”

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

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Posted on 2022.05.22 in France, Champagne  |  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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

The Champagne Society April 2022 Selection + The Champagne South Rising: A New Generation and Upstarts in Côte des Bar (Pinot Noir Cuvées, 3-Bottle Pack for $176)

Rethinking Champagne Honest wine strives to be as natural as possible, and a new generation in Champagne finds itself with an unexpected gift from providence: A warming climate. In certain vineyards, Pinot Noir is enjoying longer hang times and winemakers…

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Posted on 2022.03.13 in France, The Champagne Society, Champagne, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

The Earth Speaks in Burgundy, Amplified by Age Four Vintages of Domaine Gallois’ Combe-aux-Moines (Gevrey-Chambertin – Premier Cru) (6-Bottle Pack $599)

The earth speaks an exotic and mysterious language. In place of syntax, soil expresses itself through minerals; for grammar, it relies on organic matter. It’s a fluid tongue, ever changing, but maintaining characteristics that long outlive the efforts of a…

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Posted on 2022.03.12 in Gevrey-Chambertin, France, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 


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