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Posts Tagged ‘ jeanne-marie de champs ’

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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 the Vente des Vins des Cuvees de la Recolte 2013 du Domaine Hospieces de Beaune. Despite this news, wine for this charity event run by […]



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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 holding young red wine. I’ve met Anne many times in New York, as she was VP for the BIVB and very active in educating Americans […]



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From Terroir to Climats in NYC with Burgundy Wine Board

How fabulous to have Anne Parent as a speaker in today’s presentation for NYC journalists and trade about the terroir of Burgundy. The audience consisted of the city’s most vibrant journalists and trade representatives — and even though most of us were familiar with Burgundy and its terroir — it was so valuable to taste […]



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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 the USA and my favorite wine stores. Jeanne-Marie is responding to my question about how she chooses the producers she represents. Each one I’ve met […]



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A Visit to Domaine Meo Camuzet

  Domaine Meo Camuzet is a gorgeous, very modern looking winery in Vosne-Romanee. For many years I have been very excited to visit, because I know that Jeanne-Marie De Champs, owner of Domaines Et Saveurs Collection who  represents many top Burgundy wineries for export, trusts Meo Camuzet exclusively to elevate the wines she buys at […]



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Visiting winemaker Nicole Lamarche of Domaine Lamarche

Nicole Lamarche and her mother “Welcome!” says Nicole Lamarche, a petite, dark haired young woman with a quick, confident manner that silently supports the fact she is a brilliant winemaker. Since 1997 she has taken responsibility for the family’s prestigious line-up of Grands Echezeaux, Echezeaux and Clos Vougeot, and the best of the Vosne 1er […]



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Domaine Dominique Gallois

“Welcome,” says the affable Dominique Gallois, owner and winemaker at Domaine Gallois, as his friendly dog wags a greeting. We have just driven through the charming, historic village of Gevrey-Chambertin to arrive at Mr. Gallois’s home and cellar, where a child’s bicycle is parked near the front door and two enthusiastic-looking music and video producers […]



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Tale of Two Women in Burgundy

One of the most fun aspects of living in Manhattan is that is a city of "wine geeks" who often happen to work in the city’s best wine shops. Many of  them are generous enough to help me in the Master of Wine program by sending me boxes of wine, with each bottle covered in […]



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Burgundy 2009 According to Frederick Wildman & Sons

  So it’s something closely akin to "superbowl week" here in New York, now that producers and negotiants from Burgundy are here for events surrounding La Paulee. Today Frederick Wildman & Sons had a tasting featuring many superstar producers. One of my first stops was at Domaine Meo-Camuzet, where  Jeanne-Marie de Champs was pouring several […]



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Tale of Two Pinot Noirs

… so if you are reading this for the first time, before reading the "tale" below you should know that the goal of this exercise is to taste wines blind and deduce the vintage, grape, and other matters of importance. Typically, I have different stores (familiar with my objective) send me "themes" of wines in […]



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Verticale La Grande Rue Tasting at Domaine Lammarche during Hospices de Beaune

      Extremely honored to be present at the Domaine Lamarche La Grande Rue vertical in Vosne Romanee just before the 2010 Hospices de Beaune auction on November 18. Jeanne-Marie De Champs helped orchestrate this fabulous tasting of top wine writers, critics, and other experts, including Master of Wine and journalist Clive Coastes.   […]



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Visting Domaine Lafouge Jean et Gilles

jean gilles standing with Jeanne Marie de Champs A friendly wagging dog greets our arrival at the home of vignoble Gilles Lafouge, who now runs this sixth generation Auxey-Duresses winery. Like Sylvani Langoureau, Gilles Lafouge (the son) has his cellar, and a vat room, in his own middle class house located in a typical Burgundy […]



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Visiting Domaine Michel Bouzereau During Hospices De Beaune Weekend

  “Welcome,” says Jean-Baptiste, an energetic dark-haired man, ushering us inside his very modern tasting room of this newly built structure. The family has been making wine for generations and this very clean-lined room is high-ceilinged and airy. Michel has retired (and as we enter the winery, he is rebuilding the 1000 year old wall) […]



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A Visit to Domaine Langoureau during Hospices De Beaune Weekend 2010

    Jeanne-Marie De Champs is the owner of Domaines et Saveurs Collection and works with several Burgundian producers to bring their wines to the United States. Her taste and specifications for those producers in her collection is very high, so I look forward to meeting the four producers she has chosen for our visit. […]



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2007 Domaine Billard Bourgogne "Milliane"

Recently my friend and I were enjoying blind tasting a wine as is a typical practice at dinner. After a few moments of careful examination, it was safe to concluded it was from the Old World, likely a 2007, and a Pinot Noir. Yet what sort of Pinot Noir? And if from the old world, […]



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Discovering the Pleasures of Burgundy Wine During the Hospices de Beaune

For Burgundy lovers, it is like seeing precious diamonds everywhere you look — all the famous names right there, beckoning you to try them. I spend some serious time looking at the list of wines and discovering my plan of attack. In addition to the press and trade, local citizens can also enter for about 24 euros each. They seem extremely excited to be here, both to taste the wine and be a part of this very important event surrounding the auction.