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August 1, 2013 | Elden Selections

The New Phylloxera?

This post was scheduled to appear last month, but in light of the recent legal actions taken against Burgundy wine grower, Emmanuel Giboulot, we decided to wait to see how the case would develop. A recent NY Times op-ed piece about the situation and various support groups for Emmanuel Giboulot have ...  Continue »

Time Posted: Aug 1, 2013 at 2:43 PM Permalink to The New Phylloxera? Permalink
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July 1, 2013 | Elden Selections

What a Surprise – Vintage 2012

Here in Burgundy last year at this time, the mood was dour. We were in the middle of a four month period of rain and miserable cold. Hail storms had machine-gunned huge swaths of the Côte de Beaune. And the threat of rot dangled over the vineyards....  Continue »

Time Posted: Jul 1, 2013 at 3:16 PM Permalink to What a Surprise – Vintage 2012 Permalink
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June 17, 2013 | Elden Selections

Much Ado

That was one nerve-wracking month of May! While we were down in the Veneto with our tours, Burgundy was deluged with a-foot-and-a-half of rain, turning the vineyards to mud pits. We watched from a distance as our winemaker friends tried to cope with conditions that teetered on disastrous....  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 17, 2013 at 2:55 PM Permalink to Much Ado Permalink
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May 1, 2013 | Elden Selections

Easter Monday with the Borgeots

Lundi de Paques Those of you who have followed these posts in their various guises over the years know that Easter Monday at our house means that the Borgeots are coming. It’s become such a tradition that we don’t even have to 'invite' them anymore; they just turn up! Pascal ...  Continue »

Time Posted: May 1, 2013 at 2:57 PM Permalink to Easter Monday with the Borgeots Permalink