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DOMAINE BALLOT MILLOT & FILS – THE 2014S ARE HERE!

  Ballot Millot is a Domaine that I have known for a long time. But, I lost track of it until it appeared on the West Coast a number of years ago through Atherton Wine Imports. Since the 2006 vintage I have been buying the wines and writing articles (to read my most recent article […]

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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 SAUMAIZE-MICHELIN

  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 Pouilly Fuissés as well as Mâcon and Saint Veran. Here is some background on […]

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OLDER UNDER THE RADAR WHITE BURGUNDY

WHO SAYS WHITE BURGUNDY HAS TO HAVE A THREE DIGIT PRICE TAG? White Burgundy has long been my favorite white wine. White Burgundy can come from five areas: • Chablis (100% White Wine) • Côte de Nuits (5% White Wine) • Côte de Beaune (30% White Wine) • Côte Chalonnaise (40% White Wine) • Mâconnais […]

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LES GRANDS JOURS DE BOURGOGNE

The Grands Jours de Bourgogne is an international trade fair that takes place in the heart of the Burgundy. Created in 1992 by the Bourgogne Wine Board, the Grands Jours de Bourgogne takes place every two years in March. It brings trade representatives and journalists from across the globe together, to explore the wines of […]

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GET REAL – WHO’S ON FIRST?

  ROUND TWO – PREMOX MEETS BOTOX       I have been an observer and active participant in the wine scene for over 40 years (to read the history of the Underground click here). And, I have been writing about big numbers critics and how wines are tasted for a very long time. Trust me, […]

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UNDER THE RADAR & VALUE PRICED ROSÉS AND WHITE WINES

My last Distinctive New Wines article featured rosé and white wines (to read that article click here). As the end of summer approaches, here are more rosé and white wine selections that are perfect for warm weather drinking. There are many Under The Radar wines and many terrific values. There are also rare wines and […]

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MOSEL VERSUS MONTRACHET

THE GERMANS ARE COMING & THEY ARE STAYING FOR DINNER! While the wine fraud scandal and sky high auction prices have grabbed all the headlines this year, the German wine industry has, like mild mannered Clark Kent,  slipped into the phone booth and emerged with a new persona as Superman. A nation known largely as […]

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EVERYTHING YOU HAVE BEEN DYING TO KNOW ABOUT NEWLY RELEASED CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAYS!

  Just when I think I have seen it all, up pops another surprise. A good friend just sent me a collection of notes taken from a website frequented by a lot of people posting notes on wines. In this case, it seems to be from what sounds like a bunch of  groupies who love […]

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2004 WHITE BURGUNDIES: PREMOX OR NOT? THE BEAT GOES ON!

 I had just posted my article on Premox (to read that article click here) when I set off to attend another tasting of the 2004 White Burgundies. I mentioned in the Premox article that Don Cornwell had been doing tastings each vintage of selected White Burgundies for several years. (To see that report click here) […]

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