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April 27, 2020 | Elden Selections

AUXEY-DURESSES

Just as in the Chablis region, the growers in the rather discrete appellation of Auxey-Duresses suffer from the cold in springtime and must guard against frost damage like their more northerly cousins. Indeed, being situated in a side-valley of the Côte de Beaune means that the climate of Auxey-Duresses is quite cool, producing a different style of Burgundy than other warmer zones.  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 27, 2020 at 11:11 AM Permalink to AUXEY-DURESSES Permalink
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April 20, 2020 | Elden Selections

IN VINO VERITAS – AUTHENTIC WINES ARE THE REAL DEAL

Looking behind a product’s branding and marketing is what an increasing number of us are doing, it seems. In this era of ‘fake news’, we don’t just want to take a company’s word for a product and what it’s made from – we want details.  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 20, 2020 at 11:14 AM Permalink to IN VINO VERITAS – AUTHENTIC WINES ARE THE REAL DEAL Permalink
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April 13, 2020 | Elden Selections

Beaujolai

Until Beaujolais Nouveau arrived, it was much easier for Burgundy to consider Beaujolais as one of its own. Despite the fact that it has a completely different soil make-up, uses a totally different grape variety (Gamay), and is in reality not in Burgundy at all, Burgundians have always had a soft spot for Beaujolais. And we at Elden Selections agree.  Continue »

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April 6, 2020 | Elden Selections

FINED AND FILTERED – FOR THE SAKE OF CLARITY?

Ever since Robert Parker railed against overly filtered wine in his 1999 Wine Buyer’s Guide, we’ve seen ‘unfiltered’ become another of the supposed gauges of quality in boutique wine production. While Parker was right to rail, the reaction to his criticism was predictable. Why is the world so reactionary? Why do consumers now think that because one wine is manipulated less than another that it is superior?  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 6, 2020 at 11:47 AM Permalink to FINED AND FILTERED – FOR THE SAKE OF CLARITY? Permalink