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The Best Chablis Wines to Drink Now!

William S. Shepard, Wine Editor | Saturday, Mar 16th 2019
Chablis
The Best Chablis Wines to Drink Now! When I was in college, it often was my task to provide refreshments when visiting dignitaries came to talk to our budding diplomats club. The talks were interesting, but the wine was pedestrian. The very worst of those was a sweet, unbalanced Chablis from California. I made myself […]

Burgundy Grand Crus: The Answer is 33 - What is the Question?

Kathy Merchant | Friday, Nov 9th 2018
Burgundy Grand Crus
Burgundy Grand Crus-the question is: How many Grand Cru vineyards are there in Burgundy? The answer is not as straightforward as you might think. This is France, after all, where complexity rules the day. Some resources, including Remington Norman MW (author of Grand Cru: The Great Wines of Burgundy, 2011) and Sylvain Pitiot (author ...

Burgundy Wines of the Cote de Beaune: Rare & Compelling

William S. Shepard, Wine Editor | Saturday, Oct 27th 2018
Cote de Beaune
The Cote de Beaune: Rare Wines and a Treasured City The Cote de Beaune, the southern half of the storied Cote d’Or of Burgundy, swings in a southwesterly arc from Aloxe-Corton four miles north of Beaune, to Saintenay, some 16 miles away. The entire region could be covered in a few hours, but do yourself […]

Vosne Romanee Wine: Tasting Notes From Our Expert

William S. Shepard, Wine Editor | Tuesday, Sep 25th 2018
Vosne Romanee
Vosne Romanee Wine: Tasting Notes From Our Expert The wines of the Vosne Romanee region of Burgundy are rare, full-bodied and pricey.  The region lies between the picturesque Clos de Vougeot and the succulent Nuits St. Georges, many wine tasters’ favorite region in the Cote d’Or of Burgundy. To make a comparison with the Medoc […]

The Rare Burgundy White Wine That's On the Market Again!

William S. Shepard, Wine Editor | Tuesday, Jun 26th 2018
Burgundy white wine
Chambolle-Musigny: The Rare Burgundy White Wine That’s On the Market Again Chambolle-Musigny, the smallest area of storied grand cru wines in Burgundy, is well worth your visit. It has two grand cru red wines, Le Musigny and Bonnes Mares, and one storied grand cru Burgundy white wine, Le Musigny Blanc. Bonnes Mares is a ...
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