Category: Domaines

September 9, 2019

Harvest 2019 Report

The harvest is now over. 2019 is going to be a great vintage here (no quantity because of the frost – as usual) but big quality and nice balance. Stéphanie Caslot Domaine de la Chevalerie, Bourgueil, Loire Valley October 18, 2019 * * * * * * * * * * * * Here harvest…

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”…

February 26, 2019

Name me one other grower on the Côte who has done this. Just one…

He’s an old soul, Jean-Pierre Charlot of Domaine Joseph Voillot, one quite committed and modest. Elegant in argument and clear in vision, he has no truck with tra-la-la. He cares deeply about Burgundy’s traditions and the structure of the family domain, and the cultural and artistic diversity that such things inspire. This goes a long…