News Archives: France

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,

Profiles of Burgundy: Bachelet-Monnot

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From their domaine in Dezizes-les-Maranges, brothers Marc (left) and Alexandre (right) Bachelet, oversee an enviable catalog of top Côte de Beaune vineyards: St. Aubin En Remilly, the top sites in Maranges, some of Puligny-Montrachet’s finest, Chassagne-Montrachet, and jewels in Santenay. Since their first vintage in 2005, they have refined their approach to farming and winemaking

2020 Harvest Notes from France – Part II!

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BURGUNDY MARC & ALEXANDRE BACHELET Bachelet-Monnot Dezize–lès–Maranges Tuesday, September 8th: FRANCOIS MIKULSKI Domaine Francois Mikulski Meursault Tuesday, September 8th: THIBAUD CLERGET Domaine Yvon Clerget Sunday, September 6th: THIERRY PILLOT Domaine Paul Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet Wednesday, September 9th: ARNAUD MORTET Arnaud Mortet & Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Wednesday, September 9th:                  

Pink Perennials: 5 Rosés to Drink Now & Into the Fall

Summer Ain't Over Yet! 6 Transitional Rosés from Around the World 2

‘Rosé Season’ is a quintessential occasion to celebrate sunny, summer days, and the opportunities they bring to share a bottle (or more) of this fresh favorite with our friends and loved ones. As we’re now amid some of the hottest days of the year, we’re really savoring pink potables of all styles, from bright and

Pink Perennials: 6 Rosés to Drink Now & Into the Fall

Summer Ain't Over Yet! 6 Transitional Rosés from Around the World 2

‘Rosé Season’ is a quintessential occasion to celebrate sunny, summer days, and the opportunities they bring to share a bottle (or more) of this fresh favorite with our friends and loved ones. As we’re now amid some of the hottest days of the year, we’re really savoring pink potables of all styles, from bright and