News Archives: France

Charlène & Laurent on the History of Domaine Pinson, Working as a Daughter-Father Duo, Climate Change, and the 2018 & ’19 Vintages

Charlène & Laurent on the History of Domaine Pinson, Working as a Daughter-Father Duo, Climate Change, and the 2018 & '19 Vintages 4

“2019 has really concentrated all the best qualities of our unique Kimmeridgian terroir into something very special. The vintage delivered great acidity, a density of fruit, and a perfect level of ripeness into an elegant and balanced package.” – Charlène Pinson Having a family that has farmed in the heart of Chablis since 1640, and now

Producer and Place: Champagne Today

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Above: Rodolphe Péters of Champagne Pierre Péters. Recently, articles have been written in The Wall Street Journal and Wine Enthusiast about Grower Champagne. Both well-written pieces touch on familiar themes, a re-telling of the David and Goliath parable: big brands versus small, artisanal growers. While this narrative is true – one company controls almost 1/3 of the production in

7 Things We Would Have Loved to Pour for You At Our 2021 GPT

9 Things We Would Have Loved to Pour for You At Our 2021 GPT 9

Think of this as our monthly answer to, ’so what have you been into lately?’ — fresh updates from Portfolio Managers with unfiltered intel on why we’re drinking what we are. Last year we kicked off the new decade with our 2020 Grand Portfolio Tastings, an inimitable series of events that we host, in any

Champagne’s Spécial Club: New Releases from Outstanding Growers

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  PIERRE GIMONNET Didier Gimonnet’s father was an original member of the Spécial Club and joined in 1971. Located in Cuis, the holdings at Gimonnet are almost all located in the Côte des Blancs, focusing on Cramant and Chouilly Grand Crus. Blending the different Premier and Grand Cru wines from their vineyards have always been a part

Thanksgiving Mis en Place: Our Picks from Germany, Austria, & Champagne

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  The major holidays that make a meal the centerpiece and reason for celebration are our favorites. While this years’ holidays are likely going to look different at all of our houses next week, there will always be wine. Thanksgiving, with its warm, roasted flavors, heavy with plenty of cream and richness of all kinds,