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Discovering Second Wines

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A “second wine” is a concept typical to Bordeaux, where a particular wine enjoys the same soil and the same attention as their “first wine” counterparts; the only major difference lies within the age of the vines. In order for the vineyard to maintain good health and longevity, vines are regularly pulled (after forty years or so) and replaced by ... Read More »

Chablis and Oysters: The Perfect Pairing

Chardonnay

Your taste buds confirmed long ago that a cool glass of Chablis and a plate of oysters is a perfect combination, but were you aware that science can confirm the levels of perfection in such a pairing? Chablis, a wine heralding from the Chablis region in the North of Burgundy, is made from 100% unoaked Chardonnay. Grapes have been grown here ... Read More »

Wine futures 2013: Chateau de Sales released en primeur

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Chateau de Sales from Pomerol releases its 2013 vintage Chateau de Sales, a large property in Pomerol with its 47.5 hectares of planted vines, was released today en primeur. This chateau has been family owned for 5 centuries, and produces wines characterized by its silky appearance. Chateau de Sales reflects and benefits from the local terroir of Pomerol AOC. The ... Read More »

Wine futures 2013: Chateau Gazin Out “en Primeurs”

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Chateau Gazin, a family-owned chateau of 26 acres, purchased by Louis Soualle in the early 20th century, is the result of five generations of enthusiasts. This single vineyard, enjoys exceptional AOC Pomerol terroir. The presence of beautiful clay allows a steady supply of water to the vines. 35 years old on average, merlot represents the majority of grapes grow, complimented ... Read More »

Champagne Drappier: Quality & Daring

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Two Hundred Years of Passion The history of the House of Drappier begins in the 12th Century with Saint Bernard’s, the founder of the Clairvaux Abbey, construction of a Cistercian cave. This cellars dating to 1152 are the emblem of this family for Reims, which arrived in Urville in 1805, three years before the conception of the celebrated Champagne house. ... Read More »

Champagne Henri Giraud: Sustainability and Quality

Claude GIRAUD

A Rich History in Ay The city of Ay in the Marne has long been famous for its Champagne. Contemporaries of Henry IV, the Hémart family first settled in Ay in the 17th Century. The family became involved in the local wine industry and the history of Champagne in Ay in the 18th Century, but it was not until the ... Read More »

Champagne Alfred Gratien: Unique Tradition

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“I’ve always been of the opinion that champagne should be to wine what haute couture is to fashion” – Alfred Gratien A Respect for Tradition In 1864, at the tender age of 23, Alfred Gratien founded both his Champagne house in Epernay and established a secondary location for the production of sparkling wines in Saumur. Soon after he developed a ... Read More »

Chateau Olivier: A Rich History of Fine Wine

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With 55 hectares nestled in a rich forest in Pessac-Leognan, Chateau Olivier has a rich history that dates to the middle ages, many historians believe as far back as the 11th Century. Once the preferred hunting retreat of Edward of Woodstock of the House of Plantagenet, also known as the Black Prince, this estate is now a protected historic monument ... Read More »

Rose Champagne: Something Special

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Despite the complex and murky history, traditions and myths surrounding champagne and the great houses of the region, Champagne has long been a favorite choice for celebrations and holidays. Traditionally made of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and fermented twice, to earn the title Champagne this sparkling delicacy must be produced in the Champagne region of France. With the ... Read More »

Twenty Champagnes for the Holiday Season

Dom Ruinart

The Holiday Season is here and what better way to celebrate than with fine champagne. Whether you are sipping at Christmas dinner or toasting the New Year,  Champagne is the perfect accessory for all of your Holiday needs. Let us help you celebrate the season in style with this selection curated from the Top 20 List of Holiday Champagnes from ... Read More »

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