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

French Wine Explorers | 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 […]

France Video Series: What You Need to Know About Wine and Travel

Pascale Bernasse | Saturday, Jun 9th 2018
What You Need ToKnow AboutWine &Travel
France Travel Guide: Everything You Need to Know In our popular Tuesday Tip in About a Minute video series we cover all things related to wine touring and beyond. Tips offered on the best time to take a wine tour to how to pack for the tour to what not to do while on tour. […]

What Makes the Perfect Hostess Gift? Armagnac, Of Course!

William S. Shepard, Wine Editor | Tuesday, May 8th 2018
Armagnac
The Perfect Guest Brings Armagnac! You have been invited to a pleasant dinner party. And since you know a thing or two about wines, you might please your host and hostess with a fine bottle of wine. Why not try something different? A well-chosen spirit, Armagnac or Cognac, will last longer, and your host and […]
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