France

Free Burgundy Wine Tasting in NYC: Thurs June 23, 2011

Come taste some of Millesima’s special discoveries from the outstanding 2009 vintage which we have selected ourselves from the estates in Burgundy. Thursday, June 23 from 6 to 8 pm Domaine Mathias Pouilly-Vinzelles 2009 – An unoaked Chardonnay…this appellation lies alongside its more famous neighbor, Pouilly-Fuissé – this is a fantastic value on sale for less than $20! Château de ... Read More »

Bordeaux Prestige: 2010 Pontet Canet, Pauillac

Pontet Canet is one of ten wines this year to receive a potentially perfect score from Robert Parker (96-100). The estate is the first of the 1855 classified growths to achieve biodynamic certification. Owned by Alfred Tesseron, this 81 hectare estate sits on gravel, clay and limestone soils and takes a traditional approach to farming. [quote]We work our land like ... Read More »

The Players in the En Primeur System

Previous posts have discussed Bordeaux’s en primeur history and how the en primeur system works. Today, we’ll talk about the major players involved in the trade. Sometime between May and July, the Bordeaux chateaux release their prices and allow wine merchants to buy their future wines. However, not just any wine merchant can buy these wines directly from the estates. ... Read More »

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