Author Archives: Aliye Melton

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 »

The Art of Decanting: Why, When and How


The dictionary describes decanting as simply transferring a wine from one receptacle to another before serving. It doesn’t sound that complicated, but the reality is not quite so simple. Decanting a wine may serve to remove sediment, interact with oxygen to trigger the development of the aromatics or simply to be easier to pour. Young Wines Decanting a young wine ... Read More »

Champagne Charles Heidsieck: Innate Audacity

Charles Heidsieck

Born in 1822, the son of two great Champagne families, Heidsieck and Henriot, Charles Heidsieck founded his self-named champagne house in 1851, at the age of 29. Much to the shock of the Champagne community, Charles dared to use his first name on his label. This audacity is still reflected today in every bottle.  With intuition, expertise, determination and excellence, Charles Heidsieck created ... Read More »

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