France

Louis Jadot | A Patchwork of Climats in Burgundy

Easily recognizable by the grinning god Bacchus on the pale yellow label gracing its wines, Maison Louis Jadot has for over a century been synonymous with excellence in Burgundy. From the Jadot family’s very first purchase of Clos des Ursules, a Beaune Premier Cru, in 1826 the estate has grown into a vast collection of carefully selected vineyards, 240 hectares of ... Read More »

Focus on Chablis | Chardonnay from Burgundy’s Golden Gate

Browse the white section of the wine list at almost any good seafood-specialized restaurant in town and you’re likely to find a selection of Chablis. The dry, lean and classic flinty-mineral style of these single-varietal Chardonnay wines make them the ideal pairing with oysters, shellfish and almost any fish dish. But what do we really know about this region, tucked up in the ... Read More »

Chateau d’Yquem | The Crown Jewel of Sauternes

It’s difficult to enter into discussion about Chateau d’Yquem without waxing poetic about the castle’s illustrious past, its distinguished clientele and the ambrosial complexity of its precious golden nectar. The estate’s history – an epic saga rich with colorful characters and events – begins long before its crowning moment in 1855, when it became the one and only Premier Cru Superieur in Bordeaux, not ... Read More »