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Pol Roger Champagne Tasting: Reserve Brut and Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill

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Pol Roger Extra Cuvee de Reserve Brut “Fresh and open-knit, this chalky Champagne offers lively notes of green apple and crunchy white peach fruit, spring blossom, biscuit and candied lemon zest. Drink now through 2018.” 90 Points, Wine Spectator Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill “There’s a sense of quiet elegance and grace to this harmonious Champagne. Refined and lacy ... Read More »

Domaine Pavelot Burgundy Tasting: Bourgogne Rouge, Savigny-les-Beaunes, and Savigny-les-Beaunes La Dominode 1er Cru

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Domaine Pavelot Bourgogne Rouge 2011 Jean Marc’s entry level Bourgogne Rouge can easily be mistaken for a Village, with dark berries and earth on the nose and a supple, round and delicious mid palate. Delicious. Domaine Jean-Marc Pavelot Savigny-Les-Beaune Village 2011 The 2011 Savigny-les-Beaune Village has a crisp black cherry and raspberry-scented bouquet with hints of strawberry pastille trying to ... Read More »

Millesima’s Second Blog Awards Winners

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And the winners are… Millesima’s Second Blog Awards are now over, and we have selected our winners for each of the three categories. The entire Millesima team and our judges have been impressed by the high quality of the writing and the beauty of the images submitted. Again, it has been a true pleasure to read these posts. We thank ... Read More »

Domaine Faiveley: Quintessential Burgundy

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Seven generations of the Faiveley family have produced some of the best wines of Burgundy from the Côte des Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise in their 19th Century vaulted cellars in the Nuits-Saint-Georges. With origins as a simple negociant business in 1825, today Domaine Faiveley is one of the largest producers, and arguably best, producers in Burgundy. From ... Read More »

Millesima’s Second Blog Awards Finalists

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And The Finalists Are… After a four week submission period, Millesima’s Second Blog Awards have now concluded. Thank you to all the entrants – it has been a pleasure to read your articles. The Millesima judges had a difficult time making their selections: the quality of all the writing was extremely high. We are happy to announce that a total ... Read More »

Values in French Wine – Tasting Series Day 2

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Domaine Catherine and Didier Tripoz Macon Charnay 2013 Located in the southern part of the Macon region of Burgundy, Domaine Tripoz sits on 13 hectares of medium- to old aged vines (average age is 45), mostly dedicated to Chardonnay. Didier Tripoz produces his wines with sustainable agriculture practices. By allowing grass to grow in between the vines and regularly ploughing ... Read More »

Values in French Wine – Tasting Series Day 1

Southern French Vineyard

Cassagnoles Reserve Cuvee Gros Manseng 2013 This zippy wine hails from the South West of France in the Gascony region. While Gros Manseng is not a household grape name, its citrus notes and minerality will please you to no end. Le Clos du Serres Le Clos 2012 The “Les Clos” bottling from Domaine le Clos du Serres is based on ... Read More »

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