Wine from Jeanne-Marie De Champs, Burgundy, France

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Celebrating Grands Jours de Bourgogne 2014

“So what do you think will happen to the 2014 Vintage?” I asked every producer I came across at the Les Grand Jours de Bourgogne, created in 1992 by the… More »

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Hospieces de Beaune 2013: Story Behind Success

“The two Burgundian grape varieties were both badly treated by the weather throughout the vegetative cycle,” begins Roland Masse, in his opening address to journalists during the official tasting of… More »

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Visiting Domaine Parent in Pommard

“Welcome, and watch your head!” says vivacious Anne Parent, winemaker for Domaine Parent.  We are standing in the beautiful cellar beneath the winery, gleaming barrels of expensive new French oak… More »

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Visiting Domaine Lamarche

“Take your time with this,” says Nicole Lamarche, speaking of the Grand Crus we are here to taste.  It is a “frozen” November day, though inside it is warm and… More »

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Visiting Paul Pernot

Paul Pernot & Fils As you can see from the picture above, Paul Pernot has lived quite a full life .. he left school at 14 to help his family,… More »

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Visiting Stephane Magnien in Burgundy

Stephane is now the 4th generation to work this domaine in Morey St. Denis, and while his father is still very much in charge, it is the youngest Stephane that… More »

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Visiting Domaine Gallois in Gevrey-Chambertin

“In 2012 Mother Nature made the selection,” says Dominique Gallois, in response to my question about the intense concentration of the basic Bourgogne rouge, which I attributed to low yields… More »

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Visiting Domaine de la Perriere

“Here I am close to my garden so if I have to make adjustments I can do them quickly,” says Benigne Joliet, speaking of the five hectares of vines near… More »

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Visiting Domaine Langoureau in Burgundy

“Nice cat,” I say, greeting Nathalie Langoureau in the cellar as her husband Sylvain is out in the vineyards. All around us barrels are fermenting or otherwise developing inside the… More »

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Visiting Meo Camuzet in Vosne Romanee

“Welcome,” says Jean Meo, the charismatic and energetic face behind the famous Meo Camuzet label.  Parisian raised, at the tender age of 20 with a myriad of career possibilities before… More »

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Visiting Domaine Bart in Marsannay

“Ah, this is a gift from my cooper!” exclaims handsome Martin Bart, when I ask about his very cool t-shirt, that somehow matches his wild, flamboyant, Albert Einstein-ish hair.  Apparently… More »

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Visiting Burgundian Producers with Jeanne-Marie De Champs

  “I like a good farmer!” says Jeanne-Marie De Champs, owner of Domaines et Saveurs Collection in Burgundy. Jeanne-Marie represents over seventy producers and exports them to various countries, including… More »

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