Archive for the ‘Beaujolais’ Category

September Newsletter: Consider the Glass, 2011 Maume P-A, New Quintarelli, Southwestern Gems

Tweet The September newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… 2012 BEAUJOLAIS LIMITED QUANTITY ALERT by Katya Karagadayeva Despite the challenges that 2012 posed in Beaujolais—there was frost, there was hail, and there was rain—the talent of our producers and a late ripening season blessed us with […]

One Day In Beaujolais: Château Thivin

Tweet In the heart of Beaujolais, Château Thivin is as picturesque as it is historic and hospitable.  I arrived mid-day to meet the Geoffray family who has been making wine in the idyllic surroundings of the Côte de Brouilly for generations.  Greeted by the elegant beauty of the château and also that of Evelyne Geoffray, […]

A Bruce Trip: A Remembrance

Tweet After a fantastic tasting at Domaine Chignard in Fleurie with some of the best charcuterie I’ve ever had in France, we stepped outside and were greeted with a breath-taking view of Mount Blanc on a clear morning.  Not a bad way to start off the day.  Hopping into our vans we sped off and […]

Into the Eye of the Strike: Départ

Tweet This post marks the first in a series written by Dixon Brooke, detailing his adventures this week, navigating the French transportation system that is currently on strike. Saturday, October, 23rd, 9:30 am I moved back to Berkeley, CA from France a month ago, after 4 ½ years in the foreign legion.  I’m writing this […]

An Impromptu Feast: A Tribute To Marcel

Tweet Delia Dent, from our office in Beaune, is our guest blogger today. Many of my best memories since I’ve been living in Burgundy are of friends and family visiting, motivating me to show off the best of life in France and giving me an excuse to indulge a bit. One such experience was my […]

This Cellar is Cold!

Tweet Steve Waters joins us again, elaborating on a tasting trip he took a few years back… On a tasting trip in France back in March 2005, my travel companions and I had a running joke about which producer had the coldest cellar.  We’d tasted in some pretty cold ones already while in the snowy […]