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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…

December 20, 2018

Champagne Jacquesson in Punch and in Forbes

So, in a year with no shortage of great wines, the bottles that rose to the top did so for two reasons: They told great stories, and then they backed those tales up with unmistakable mastery……The quality of [the Jacquesson] “nonvintage” wine is unwavering every year—particularly the 741, with its lighter, harmonious pinot noir flavors:…

November 30, 2018

Pierre Jean Villa and Mouth-Watering Food Pairings

Jeff Bramwell was an ace Country Vintner rep in North Carolina who went on a trip with Vintage ’59 Imports. He’s a serious photographer, and you may have noted his name attributed to some of the photos on our site. He likes to cook too. Check out his website on Pierre Jean Villa’s wines and…

November 14, 2018

Domaine de la Folie: Burgundy Under the Radar

From Antonio Galloni in Vinous: “Keep an eye on Domaine de la Folie. There is wonderful purity of fruit beginning to develop and genuine terroir expression both in white and red. There is clearly a lot of love being lavished on Domaine de la Folie and, whilst they might have limited means, as far as…