Bourgogne Grapples With Fighting Frost Without Producing Emissions
In seeking to first do no harm: Why are carbon dioxide producing active methods so widely utilized for fighting frost in Bourgogne vineyards, and elsewhere?
Forbes Article: Piedmont Wine Region, Home Of Italian Royalty And More
Mountainous terrain, Mediterranean sun, and grand cru vineyards, its no wonder Piedmont is home to Italy’s finest wine. Yet, there is so much more to this exquisite wine region
Wine Searcher Article: New Burgundy Level Adds to the Chaos
As Burgundy prices continue to rise, the Bureau Interprofessional des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB) continues seeking ways to delineate terroir-driven quality wines at more affordable price points.
Forbes Article: Make Your Holiday Sparkle With Crémant
If there is ever a time of year to sparkle, it is now. The holidays beg for bubbles – wine lovers respond, with sales skyrocketing this time of year. Champagne is often the first choice, but it can be pricey. Another French option is Crémant.“ I see Crémant as the sparkling wine for people who want a…
Snooth Article: The Greatest White Wines In The World
I recently had the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful wine dinner featuring Domaine Leflaive, producer of some of the greatest white wines in the world. I share my experience, along with a brief dive into Puligny-Montrachet, in my latest Snooth article.
To Oak or Not to Oak; Exploring the Wonders of Chablis
I have a confession to make. I am not a huge fan of Chardonnay. That is not to say I don’t like it. I am just incredibly finicky about how I like it. I drink it and enjoy different expressions of it with different foods; however, rarely will I pour myself a glass to simply…
A Journey Through Burgundy Part 2, Exploring Mâconnais with #Winophiles
Last month our French Winophiles group embarked on a delicious and educational journey. With L.M. Archer of BinNotes redThread™ at the helm, we explored Chablis and Côte d’Or. This month we are moving to southern Burgundy to examine Côte Chalonnaise, Mâconnais, and Beaujolais. I have zeroed in on Mâconnais with a fun survey of Mâcon Villages versus…
A Journey Through Burgundy, Part 1 Chablis and Côte d’Or
When it comes to Burgundy I am at a loss for words. It is the source of the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the world and home to one of the world’s most expensive wine. I love to drink red Burgundy more than I love to drink anything else. Yet, I have never been…
Domaine Drouhin: Where Burgundy and Willamette Valley Meet
Burgundy represents the gold standard of Pinot Noir. Some argue this point, but ultimately the wine world accepts the bar for Pinot Noir is set in Burgundy. Outside of Burgundy, high quality Pinot Noirs are produced in New Zealand, Chile, Sonoma, Santa Barbara, and other small areas along California’s central coast. However, next to Burgundy,…
Exploring the Passion of Burgundy
I am often asked what is my favorite wine. Favorite? The world of wine is so vast it is next to impossible for me to select one. That being said I do have a desert island wine, the one I would select if I could only have one wine for the rest of my life.…