News - Burgundy, France

  • A New Era for Marsannay

    A New Era for Marsannay

    Laurent Fournier, winemaker at Domaine Jean Fournier, is deeply and understandably attached to his land—not to mention the legacy entrusted to him from the centuries before. Laurent talks a lot about how past generations fought against urbanization to preserve the unique terroir of the Marsann...

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  • A Tour de Force in Gevrey-Chambertin

    A Tour de Force in Gevrey-Chambertin

    This year, I had the opportunity to visit one of my favorite Burgundy producers at TEW, Domaine Tortochot, where Chantal Tortochot spoke about the threats to Burgundy as we know it, her use of oak, and her experience of the 2015 vintage in Gevrey-Chambertin. Thanks Chantal! -Karen Ulrich Five years...

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  • In the Presence of Greatness

    In the Presence of Greatness

    Mid-summer, I had the great fortune to visit with Jean-Michel Gaunoux during our trip to Burgundy, and cannot express enough, what a honor it is to be able to offer these wines to you. -Karen Ulrich Small with yields and production, but grand in generosity and grace, Jean-Michel Gaunoux has alway...

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  • All Roads Lead to Burgundy

    All Roads Lead to Burgundy

    Bookends The journey began with a strike at the car rental place that book-ended beautifully with a taxi strike the last day heading home to the airport….Viva la France. When I think of great wines that I love, all roads lead to Burgundy.  I was loo...

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  • Looking Back on the Bounty of 2015

    Looking Back on the Bounty of 2015

    Francesco Grosso of Marea, Pam Yung & José Ramirez-Ruiz of Semilla, Lee Campbell of Andrew Tarlow's group, Sean Sant Amour of Blue Ribbon, Bill Fitch of Vinegar Hill House 2015 was an amazing year of great growth and change for us here at TEW! We added a number of new members to our family, b...

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  • Taste History at TEW

    Taste History at TEW

    French Offerings This past Tuesday we uncorked some amazing bottles for our Taste History event, because as every buyer knows, it’s OND. October-November-December, when spirits are high and hearts and wallets are open. We splurge on our loved ones and ourselves. We dine and wine and welcome oppor...

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  • A Year in New Wine, The Tasting

    A Year in New Wine, The Tasting

    Thank you to everyone who came out on Tuesday to A Year in Wine at Lafayette! It's been quite a year since our 20th Anniversary Tasting in 2015. Keeping things fresh, we opted to pour only items that had joined our book since then, including 34 estates and 6 new craft distilleries, totaling over...

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  • A Return to Roots with André Tamers

    A Return to Roots with André Tamers

    André Tamers with Thierry Tissot in Bugey Named for his grandfather, whose father who had a general store in old Savoie on the Annecy Lake, De Maison Selections is returning to its French roots. “A long time ago,” said André Tamers, “we had quite a bit of French wines. But then I realized I h...

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  • #ExPat on the Ground and Running in France

    #ExPat on the Ground and Running in France

     Patrick Burke with Chantal Tortochot As the vines near budbreak, we stole a moment to catch up with Patrick Burke (#ExPat), our French Portfolio Manager, who’s been living with his ear and palate close to the terroir for the past eight months. “I’ve spent a lot of time with our existing producer...

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  • Drink Big. Seeking Truth in Wine with Michael Madrigale.

    Drink Big. Seeking Truth in Wine with Michael Madrigale.

    “Where’s Burgundy?” asked Michael Madrigale of Bar Boulud, when he interviewed for a job at the Burgundy Wine Company. “I don’t understand the concept here. I thought Bordeaux was the best wine in France.” Yet despite his brutally honest naiveté, his interviewer liked his energy and so she calle...

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