Tag: Burgundy

Vivier Wines, Napa: Current Releases

Most winemakers have some story of how they discovered wine. It’s quite commonplace in Europe to simply grow up in

2009 Hyde de Villaine Chardonnay, Carneros, Napa

In some quarters, speaking of the greatness to be found in California Chardonnay will earn nothing but sniggers and the

A Walk Through the Cote de Nuits with Allen Meadows

As some of you know, I spent last week at the (always) fabulous International Pinot Noir Celebration in Oregon’s Willamette

25 Years of Collaboration: A Panel Discussion at IPNC 2011

that I attended last weekend was celebrating more than just good Pinot Noir. It was also celebrating its 25th year

Pinot Noir Everywhere: From the Expected to the Fringes

Yes, I’m on a Pinot Noir kick this week, thanks to my recent attendance at the World of Pinot Noir

Domaine Jean Chartron, Puligny-Montrachet: 2009 Barrel Samples

One of the most characteristic qualities of the Burgundian wine experience is missing for visitors to the village of Puligny-Montrachet.

My Burgundy Nights: Tasting Notes from Les Trois Glorieuses

For seven or eight hours (the longest lunch you may ever have) more incredible wine is opened up than any

Live (Sort of) From the Hospices de Beaune

The Hospices de Beaune wine auction is still in full swing. It opened with great enthusiasm this afternoon, just as

The Wines of Rully on a Wednesday Morning

Press trips like the one I’m on are not exactly the vacations that my friends and many readers imagine them

1997 Calera Wine Company “Mills Vineyard” Pinot Noir, Mt. Harlan, CA

Those of you who know me well understand the soft spot I have in my heart for iconoclastic winemakers. The

The World’s Best Burgundy? Tasting La La Paulée de San Francisco 2010

I won’t be winning any awards this year for “timely reporting.” It’s now been more than three months since the

Notes from the Al Fresco Tasting at IPNC 2009

I go to a lot of wine tastings, and have come to really appreciate those that are done right. It

International Pinot Noir Conference: July 24-26, McMinnville, OR

There are wine tastings, and then there are wine tastings. And then, there are experiences that completely transcend a bunch

2007 Burgundy: Tasting the Frederick Wildman and Sons Portfolio

The average wine drinker doesn’t think much about distributors and importers. And why should she? There’s not much need to

La Paulee Grand Burgundy Tasting: March 7, New York City

Every budding wine lover faces what can often seem like a daunting mountain to climb. There are so many wines

Notes and Selections from the Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting

There are good public wine tastings and there are bad public wine tastings. The difference between the good ones and