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POE Wines: Burgundian Inspiration in Anderson Valley

Samanta Sheehan of POE Wines

Financier Samantha Sheehan experienced a revelation in Burgundy. Reveling in the distinct terroir and the unique Burgundian approach to life and to wine, she realized it was possible to bring the same appreciation for terroir to California. Turing her focus to the Anderson Valley, Sheehan’s POE Wines produces only single vineyard Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that highlight the unique potential ... Read More »

What to Pour on Thanksgiving Day

Vineyards in the Fall

Ca’ Montanari Opera Lambrusco Amabile Lambrusco comes in a variety of styles, some are dry, like this one, some are not, all are sparkling – this bottling from Cleto Chiarli – made from the Sorbara clone, considered to produce the highest-quality, most aromatic Lambrusco – is one of our favorites. The growing region for Sorbara is just north of Modena ... Read More »

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

©Domaine Jean Marc Pavelot

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


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

Faiveley Vineyards at Clos Vougeot

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


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 »


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