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Thanksgiving Feast Wine Matchup Pack: Nine Picks to Enhance the Food, Reawaken the Appetite and Renew Weary Taste Buds ($299) + New Arrival: Sparkling Burgundy From Young Puligny-Montrachet Vines

A true masterpiece is composed of many elements, and all the details must be in precise balance: The forearm musculature on Michelangelo’s ‘David’ for example—the intake of breath in the nostril of Sanmartino’s ‘Veiled Christ.’ This is as true for…

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Posted on 2022.11.17 in Savoie, Côte Chalonnaise, Givry, Moulin-à-Vent, Beaujolais-Villages, Puligny-Montrachet, Montlouis-sur-Loire, Menetou-Salon, Crémant du Bourgogne, France, Beaujolais, Spain DO, Penedes, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire, Sherry/Jerez, Cava, Alsace  |  Read more...

 

Marsannay, Modest But Fully Realized Burgundy. Côte d’Or’s Northernmost Edge Coming of Age in The Hands of Four Praiseworthy Producers (8-Bottle Pack $399)

Thanks to its proximity to Dijon, Marsannay is known as the ‘Porte d’Or’ or the Golden Gate to the Côte de Nuits. In showcasing a specific wine region, we try to emphasize wines that reflect both the spirit of the…

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Posted on 2022.11.03 in Marsannay, Maranges, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

The Evidence Of Things Terroir: In Pursuit Of Place Of Origin Expression And Authenticity In Champagne. Penet-Chardonnet’s Single Grand Cru Villages & Lieux-dits.

The concept of terroir reigns supreme over the essence of what makes Champagne unique, and much of the discussion—as it is in Chablis, a hundred sixty miles to the south—amounts to chalk talk. Subdivided into seven distinct regions, (The Montagne…

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Posted on 2022.09.30 in France, Champagne  |  Read more...

 

Burgundy’s Strongest Statement – ‘Blood And Iron’: Exploring Gevrey-Chambertin As Interpreted By Two Well-Endowed Domaines in 2018

“The Emperor would drink only Chambertin.” – Louis Constant Wairy, Napoleon’s valet. What does Gevrey-Chambertin have in common with Westland, Michigan? Not much, except that Westland was named for a mall and Gevrey-Chambertin was named for a vineyard. As those…

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Posted on 2022.09.26 in Marsannay, Gevrey-Chambertin, France, Burgundy  |  Read more...

 

Making Sense of Burgundy’s Côte de Nuits: End to End, Spanning Six Communes in Two-Dozen Parcels by Brothers Vincent and Philippe at Domaine Lécheneaut

‘Côte de Nuits’ is a name that excites the senses; it is mysterious (the name means ‘hills of the night’), it is sensuous (95% of its output is built around silk-smooth, hedonistic Pinot Noir) and it is evocative, with wine…

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Posted on 2022.09.08 in Côte de Nuits, Morey-Saint-Denis, Premeaux-Prissey, Premeaux-Prissey, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Marsannay, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, 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 2022.09.01 in France, The Champagne Society, Champagne  |  Read more...

 

The Champagne Society October 2022 Selection: Champagne Penet-Chardonnet

  Champagne Penet-Chardonnet Grand Cru Verzy Lieu-dit ‘Les Blanches Voies’ Blanc de Blancs 2012, Extra-Brut Special Price for members of the Champagne Society is $93. The Evidence Of Things Terroir: In Pursuit Of Place Of Origin Expression And Authenticity In…

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Posted on 2022.08.30 in France, The Champagne Society, Champagne  |  Read more...

 

A Veritable Viticultural Revolution at Domaine Vacheron: Sancerre Cuvées Reflective of The Region’s Wide Soil Diversity in White, Rosé and Red. (6-Bottle Pack $318)

Just as the Loire River runs through the heart of France, Sancerre pierces the heart of summertime and provides an unadorned synthesis of the scents we associate with the easy season: The whites are redolent of cut grass and Meyer…

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Posted on 2022.08.18 in Sancerre, France, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire  |  Read more...

 

The Task of Blending a Non-Vintage at Champagne Jacquesson: Prizing Excellence Over Consistency, Reflecting Main Vintage Than Replicating Flavors ($99)

On the northernmost limit of vine growing regions, where the average daily temperature is only 50°F, vintage variation is more pronounced in Champagne than in most other French wine appellations and as result, the technique of blending together several vintages…

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Posted on 2022.08.01 in France, Champagne  |  Read more...

 

Back-Beaune Country Reds: Underappreciated Burgundy Regions With Energetic New Generation & Longtime Producers Leading a Quality Revolution. (7-Bottle Pack $378)

We have a bone to pick with anyone who badmouths backcountry Beaune red wine, and we make no bones about providing our supporting evidence. The lesser known appellations in Beaune are producing increasingly discoverable Pinot Noirs whose prices remains in…

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Posted on 2022.07.25 in Côte Chalonnaise, Bouzeron, Rully, Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses, Côte de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Chorey-lès-Beaune, Monthélie, Auxey-Duresses, Saint-Romain, France, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 


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