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Haute Couture Viticulture: The Lasting Power Of Domaine de Courcel’s Great Pommards Evidenced in Collection Spanning a Quarter Century

Haute couture is the ultimate expression of French style, whether it is made manifest in clothing, art or wine. The word ‘couture’ may, in this instance, apply to anything handmade, but to add the qualifier ‘haute’, the requirements are more…

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Posted on 2023.03.16 in Côte de Beaune, Pommard, France, Burgundy  |  Read more...

 

From Rock to Wine: Six Domaines Showcase Alsace Grand Crus’ Singularity of Character + Pinot Noir Is Taking Root in Alsace

As a gold medal represents the highest award that an Olympic athlete can win, in the wine world, Grand Cru is the highest designation to which a plot of land can aspire. If you are a lover of French wine…

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Posted on 2023.03.02 in France, Alsace  |  Read more...

 

A Portrait of The Wine as a Grape: The Pure Expression of Alsace’s Varietal Wines Domaine Schoffit in Six Grapes (6-Bottle Pack $189) + Alsace: Under Pressure (3-Bottle Pack $110)

If you’re ever called upon to distill the essence of Alsatian wine into a single, simplistic phrase, you might say: ‘German varietals done in French styles.’ Of course, like Alsace itself, nothing about wine is simple, and it’s a fact…

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Posted on 2023.03.01 in Crémant d'Alsace, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Alsace  |  Read more...

 

Clarification of The Possibilities of Pinot Noir in Burgundy. Domaine du Pavillon Articulates The Case Throughout Côte de Beaune’s Appellations with Vintage 2020

So well does Pinot Noir align with its terroir that it is no stretch to claim that the Burgundian earth itself was mute before the first plantings. But the truth is, fickle Pinot Noir has found its spiritual home here…

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Posted on 2023.02.18 in Côte de Beaune, Pommard, Volnay, Beaune, Meursault, Côte de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Aloxe-Corton, France, Burgundy  |  Read more...

 

Savoie Fare: Distinctive and Immediately Appealing Wines From The French Alpine Region Rare Local Varieties + Domaine Blard & Fils (5-Bottle Sampler Pack $173)

Italy is one giant vineyard, cuff to heel, but in France, wine regions are like fireflies in a midnight garden; they light up isolated corners. The brightest fireflies command most of the attention, of course, and as a result, the…

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Posted on 2023.01.31 in Savoie, France, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

A Burgundy by Any Other Name: AOP ‘Régionale’ Burgundy From Côte d’Or’s Pedigreed Communes. Hidden (Affordable) Gems From Ten Outstanding Producers (10-Bottle Pack $457)

Not all Burgundy is the stuff of legend, but all is the stuff of Burgundy. That is, wine from a narrow strip of French farmland that runs for around sixty miles from Auxerre in the north to Mâcon in the…

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Posted on 2023.01.24 in Côte de Nuits, Morey-Saint-Denis, Premeaux-Prissey, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Marsannay, Côte de Beaune, Ladoix-Serrigny, Vosne-Romanée, Pommard, Volnay, Pernand-Vergelesses, Puligny-Montrachet, Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet, Meursault, Côte de Beaune, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, Chorey-lès-Beaune, Monthélie, Aloxe-Corton, Vougeot, Auxey-Duresses, Saint-Romain, Blagny, Maranges, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

A Decade in The Making Burgundy’s 2012 Côte-de-Nuits Grand and Premier Crus Show Character and Complexity Ten Wines From Five Domaines

Aging is synonymous with living, and with experience comes change. As always, wine goes with the flow. The best of mature wines show their age with grace, providing layers of complex tones; earth and forest while retaining their fountain of…

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Posted on 2023.01.13 in Côte de Nuits, Morey-Saint-Denis, Premeaux-Prissey, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, France, Burgundy  |  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 2023.01.08 in France, The Champagne Society, Champagne  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society December 2022 Selection: Champagne Fleury

  Champagne Fleury ‘Notes Blanches’ 2015 Côte des Bar Brut Nature Special Price for members of the Champagne Society is $97. The Season of Sparkles is upon us, and as has become our holiday tradition at Elie’s, this year we…

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Posted on 2022.12.01 in France, The Champagne Society, Champagne  |  Read more...

 

Côte des Bar for the Course: Champagne Fleury, an Ecological Pioneer, Has Never Stopped Innovating; Exploring Heirloom Grape Varieties – New Releases: Nine Cuvées

The Season of Sparkles is upon us, and as has become our holiday tradition at Elie’s, this year we will showcase the wines of a favorite grower/producer. Jean-Sébastien Fleury of Champagne Fleury is an innovative young winemaker who uses the…

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Posted on 2022.11.29 in France, Champagne, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 


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