Focus on Chablis | Chardonnay from Burgundy’s Golden Gate

Browse the white section of the wine list at almost any good seafood-specialised restaurant in town and you’re likely to find a selection of Chablis. The dry, lean and classic flinty-mineral style of these single-varietal Chardonnay wines make them the ideal pairing with oysters, shellfish and almost any fish dish. But what do we really know about this region, tucked ... Read More »

The Old Vintage Red Wines of Burgundy

In our last article about old vintage red wines, we discussed some of the key factors in ageing wines, opening and serving them. We spoke about why exactly some wines are better for cellaring, while others are meant to be consumed young. We also highlighted some of the best vintages in the Bordeaux region, including 1949, 1982 and the most recent ... Read More »

220 Years of Maison Louis Latour

Maison Louis Latour is one of those great names in the world of wine, which will always remain synonymous with excellence in Burgundy. This prestigious estate, managed by 11 generations of Latour men, has seen 220 years of wine-making history, marked by a series of tactful expansions, a delicate balance between tradition and modernity, and the creation of a remarkable ... Read More »

Chateau de Chamirey | Wines from the Best Terroirs of Mercurey

Built in the early 18th century, Chateau de Chamirey is the sparkling gem of the Mercurey appellation in Burgundy. The chateau has been in the Devillard family for 3 generations and follows tradition wine-making techniques, including harvest by hand. The estate consists of 91 acres, out of which 38 are designated Premier Crus, and the vines are planted on what are no doubt ... Read More »

Domaine Bader-Mimeur | A Grand Vin de Bourgogne

Situated in the Cote de Beaune of Burgundy, Domaine Bader-Mimeur produces a wide range of spectacular wines from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The various vineyard parcels are treated with minimal intervention to allow for an environmentally friendly wine-making process. Grapes undergo careful selection and wines are aged in top-quality oak barrels to produce extraordinary wines with complex aromas and flavours. ... Read More »

May 26th: International Day of Chardonnay

International Day of Chardonnay

As the world’s most planted and versatile varietal, Chardonnay needs no introduction. Nor does one need a particular reason to indulge in a glass or two. But wine lovers may want to mark their calendars for May 26th, 2017 a day on which Chardonnay is to be internationally celebrated. Chardonnay and Terroir The popularity of Chardonnay can be attributed to its “blank slate” nature, ... Read More »

La Chablisienne: Passion and Chardonnay in Chablis

La Chablisienne

Situated in the heart of the Chablis appellation La Chablisienne, the golden gate of Burgundy, owns almost 25% of the 4700 hectares (11613 acres) planted. La Chablisienne is a cooperative cellar that was created in 1923, to cope with economic difficulties. A group of wine growers wanted to sell wine more easily. Today, the cooperative is home to nearly 300 winemakers. ... Read More »

Powerful, Innovative Women in Wine

Some people imagine the universe of wine as a very masculine place. Vineyard owners, wine makers, sommeliers, oenologists, cellar chiefs…More and more women are exercising and claiming their passion for wine. In all the wine regions, many houses are managed and run by women. Here are 5 seasoned professionals in wine that you should know about The world of wine; ... Read More »

Domaine David Duband – Innovation in Burgundy

The creation of Domaine David Duband Domaine David Duband came into existence in 1991, continuing from the foundation laid by Pierre Duband in 1965. The domain has been under the Nuits-Saint-Georges and Nuits-Saints-Georges 1er Cru “Aux Thorey” and “Les Proces”. The operation continued to expand, notably in 1995 after the departure of Pierre Duband and the recovery of his plots of ... Read More »

Domaine Geantet-Pansiot – the elite wines of Burgundy

A story about family Founded in 1954, the Domaine Geantet-Pansiot came into existence the day that Edmond Geantet married Bernadette Pansiot. The couple settled in Gevrey where they began to use three hectares of wine that belonged to the Gevrey-Chambertin and Burgundy appellations.  The owners expanded their domain with ongoing purchases of hectares of vines. In 1977, their son, Vincent Geantet, started to work for the family ... Read More »