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Chassagne Lookalike: Rich, Shimmering Premier Cru White Burgundy

Roger Belland is best known for his beautiful, golden premier cru “Clos Pitois” from Chassagne-Montrachet. It’s rich, elegant, and everything you want in a top class white Burgundy. When we want to really impress someone with a Chardonnay, we often reach for the Pitois blanc. Belland’s Santenay 1er cru “Beauregard” blanc is not as complex […]

Gorgeous, Muscular 2019 Premier Cru Red Burgundy

In the last decade, red Burgundy winemakers have produced a remarkable string of terrific vintages. But even amid these successes – some hard won, others blessedly simple – the 2019 vintage stands out. William Kelley calls it “thrilling… simultaneously serious and immensely charming.” Neal Martin writes, “It is remarkable, almost irrational, how the finest 2019s maintain detail, clarity and tension and sapid finishes.”

Autumn Arrives: Velvety, Cozy New 2018 Gigondas

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is one of the most recognizable brands in wine. Made famous by French popes in the 14th century, and then again by Robert Parker in the 1980s, the appellation’s place on the winemaking map is well established. And well deserved — the wines can be extraordinary, though they often come at a “special occasion” price point for most wine enthusiasts.