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DOMAINE BALLOT-MILLOT – HISTORY, OLDER WINES & THE 2015 VINTAGE, AND TASTING NOTES ON THE 2015S

    HISTORY Below is what I said about this Domaine in my first article posted in February 2010: Even a lot of very serious White Burgundy fans may have never heard of this producer. I first became acquainted with the wines in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  In those days, the wines were […]

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DOMAINE ANNE ET HERVÉ SIGAUT

WONDERFUL UNDER THE RADAR BURGUNDIES This small estate has been in existence for four generations. Hervé and Anne Sigaut took over for Maurice Sigaut in 1990 and since that time have made significant improvements in the vineyards and cellar. The winery was updated in 2004 and the wines are made with minimal intervention and judicious […]

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NEW RELEASES FROM DOMAINE-SAUMAIZE MICHELIN

  GREAT VALUES IN WHITE BURGUNDY Christine and Roger Saumaize-Michelin As I have said before, this Domaine is on a roll and making consistently wonderful White Burgundies at affordable prices. Located in Vergisson just south of Mâcon in Southern Burgundy, Roger and Christine Saumaize took over this domaine in 1978. They make numerous vineyard designated […]

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A GREAT WINE AND FOOD DINNER

  Recently George Derbralian of Atherton Wine Imports  organized and hosted a dinner in honor of  Pierre Yves Colin and his wife Caroline at Bouchon restaurant in Beverly Hills. Atherton Wine Imports imports and sells Pierre Yves’s wines in the West Coast. Today Atherton Wine Imports also represents many of the famous growers in Burgundy […]

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DOMAINE BALLOT-MILLOT ET FILS: THE 2013S ARE HERE

  If you value finesse and elegance in White and Red Burgundy as I do, then these are wines for you. I have been buying them, cellaring them, and drinking them for several years now. I buy them each year and it is always a pleasure to drink them young or with several years additional […]

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DOMAINE FRÉDÉRIC ESMONIN

  This is an under the radar Red Burgundy producer that is making consistently lovely wines at reasonable prices. I started writing about them with the 2009 vintage. I had already been tasting, buying, cellaring, and drinking Frédérick Esmonin wines for many years. Consistent with my advice to continue to buy the wines you like […]

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DOMAINE ALBERT GRIVAULT

  Burgundy is a very special place in many respects. But one thing I have always found interesting is how certain vineyards and producers fade in and out of favor over time. At least this has been true for the 40 some years that I have been drinking and visiting Burgundy. A case in point […]

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NEW WINES FOR THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS

For the Holidays how about some new wines? Some are Under The Radar, some are from small producers and many are great values. Take a look. There is something here for everyone and don’t forget the gift of wine.  RED WINES Austria Zweigelt is a grape that was created in Austria in 1922 by Fritz […]

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A SHORT LIST OF NEW WINES TO START THE YEAR

UNDER THE RADAR REDS, UNUSUAL AND BEST BUY WHITES AND TWO WONDERFUL NEW CHAMPAGNES CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAYS   These two Chardonnays are lovely and represent great value. Qupé   Qupé is one of the pioneer wineries in the Central Coast area making consistently fine wines that are balanced and age worthy. (To read my article on […]

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