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June 30, 2021 | Elden Selections

OAK & BARRELS

Anyone who has ever wandered into a wine cellar for a barrel tasting remembers the charm. The dim light, the glass pipette, the swirling and spitting, and the privilege of witnessing something magical in the making.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 30, 2021 at 9:03 AM Permalink to OAK & BARRELS Permalink
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June 29, 2021 | Elden Selections

ELLIE’S COOKBOOK – FISH DISHES AND WHAT TO DRINK WITH THEM

It’s often said that if Paris is France’s head, and Champagne her soul, then Burgundy is her stomach. With such an array of fine foods and wines to savor, you may feel a little overwhelmed, perhaps wondering where to begin. Luckily, there are some excellent recipes to get to know from the region, many of which are contained within Ellie’s cookbook and often made at the Domaine de Cromey. Whether it’s meat, seafood, vegetarian or sweet dishes that make your mouth water, there is inspiration to be found on its pages for almost any appetite.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 29, 2021 at 1:26 PM Permalink to ELLIE’S COOKBOOK – FISH DISHES AND WHAT TO DRINK WITH THEM Permalink
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June 16, 2021 | Elden Selections

Irancy— An Undiscovered Gem in Burgundy

On slopes above the Yonne river valley 15 km from Chablis, a handful of winemakers are growing Pinot Noir at the northernmost limit of its possibility. While Chablis, of course, is famous and white, Irancy has always been red and has always lived in...  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 16, 2021 at 8:59 AM Permalink to Irancy— An Undiscovered Gem in Burgundy Permalink
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June 14, 2021 | Elden Selections

CRÉMANT VS PROSECCO

When the weather is warm and you have something to celebrate, we naturally look for sparkling wines. This year looks certain to be no exception. And there’s no shortage of choice; Prosecco continues to be hugely popular, as does Champagne. But so too does the third option here – Crémant de Bourgogne, which competes superbly on both quality and price. So what is Crémant, exactly? How does it differ from Prosecco, and why is it such a popular drink?  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 14, 2021 at 1:33 PM Permalink to CRÉMANT VS PROSECCO Permalink
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June 9, 2021 | Elden Selections

DOMAINE JEAN FERY

We first came across the Domaine Jean Fery some years ago when we met up with Pascal Marchand. He’d recently been liberated from the world of corporate winemaking, and was setting up his own negociant house in Nuits-St-George at the time. It was great to catch up; driving in his car, we left Nuits St George along the Hautes Cotes ridge road. As we arrived in a place called Echevronne, nestling between Beaune and Nuits-St-Georges, we could see vineyard workers getting a horse down from its trailer. This, Pascal told me, was the Domaine Jean Fery.  Continue »

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June 1, 2021 | Elden Selections

Burgundy Wine and Burgundy Cheese

Food and Wine Pairings in a Microcosm One of the best things about living in a traditional food and wine culture is that you don’t necessarily have to be traditional. Living in Burgundy, we enjoy a culinary tradition that runs deep. The cuisine is world-renowned and the wines a...  Continue »

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