Category: Domaines

September 9, 2019

Harvest 2019 Report

We filtered the wines of 2018 yesterday; they are soon ready for bottling. We have been working on Champans and Caillerets, and I think they will soon meet our expectations. These terroirs are great ladies who reveal themselves only with patience. I wish you and your loved ones a happy ending [to the year]. Let…

September 2, 2019

The Outstanding Low Dosage Champagnes of JM Sélèque

The International Wine Review has a great article on the low-dosage champagnes of JM Sélèque (unfortunately with one typo: the suggested retail price for the Solessence 7 Villages Extra Brut should be $61, not $82). “Jean-Marc Sélèque has put his mark on this winery since returning from an internship at Chandon in Napa in 2008….

August 26, 2019

Women in Wine

Hospitality industry veterans Max Trujillo and Matthew Weiss get behind-the-scenes conversations between industry professionals in their podcasts on NC F&B Podcast. Recently, they recorded Vintage ’59 Imports’ national sales manager, Debra Lewis, with three of Vintage ’59’s women winemakers visiting from France: Françoise Le Calvez of Coupe Roses, Françoise Ollier of Domaine Ollier-Taillefer, and Mélanie…

June 17, 2019

Oregon’s “Embarrassment of Riches”

A few years ago during a trip to Volnay one of our customers asked Jean-Pierre Charlot, who has spent a lifetime as a proud vigneron in Burgundy, what he would do differently if he were a young man starting today. Without hesitation he answered: “Oregon.” He went on to say that everything he had experienced…

May 23, 2019

Domaine Pfister Has A New Look!

I am pleased to announce the recent changes implemented at Domaine Pfister. I’ll start with the basics, which will not change: the quality of our wines, fruit of the efforts of the 7 generations of Pfisters who preceded me; the diversity of our offer; the level of requirement that characterizes our work from the vineyard…

March 20, 2019

The Year’s Best

Wine & Spirits Magazine’s annual roundup of the best wines they reviewed in 2018. Usually, we despair of such pageantry, but W&S puts a lot more care into their listings than most, as witnessed by their tasting notes. A few highlights: Year’s Best Loire Wines: Sparkling 92 | Domaine Richou Vin de France Les “D”…