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  • Awaiting the Third Generation at Domaine Roger Perrin

    Awaiting the Third Generation at Domaine Roger Perrin

    Veronique Perrin is a life force that projects the energy of more lives than one.  Carrying forth the Perrin legacy and name, in 2010 Veronique abandoned the world as she knew it to devote herself wholly to Domaine Roger Perrin when her brother Luc passed away. As one star paves a path for anoth...

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  • Cellar Tasting Daumen and Vieille Julienne

    Cellar Tasting Daumen and Vieille Julienne

    On Tuesday, we waxed-poetic about the amazing Jean-Paul Daumen of Domaine de la Vieille Julienne, but what we didn't mention is his second line of wines, Daumen.  Aiming to capture the passion of his younger vine-growing peers, Jean-Paul decided to work with a select few organic growers, includi...

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  • Philosophizing the Vines at Domaine de la Vieille Julienne

    Philosophizing the Vines at Domaine de la Vieille Julienne

    "The most important part of my work is in the parcel.  If I find good blending in a parcel after harvest, then 80% of my work is done," said Jean-Paul Daumen of Domaine de la Vieille Julienne.  "If you go often to the parcel, you can feel the maturity.  I do the blending in my head, but you have...

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  • Introducing Goatboy Selections

    Introducing Goatboy Selections

    Gerald Oustric of Domaine Le Mazel (photo credit) “Natural wines were wild then,” said Byron Bates of Goatboy Selections.  “The highs were high, but there wasn’t much consistency.”   As the wine director at Amy Sacco’s Bette, Bates assembled a list of natural wines that led Eric Asimov to nam...

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  • Chateau Maucoil in Chateauneuf du Pape

    Chateau Maucoil in Chateauneuf du Pape

    "They were the third family documented to make wine here," said Benedicte Bonnet of the family who owned Chateau Maucoil before her parents purchased the estate in 1995.  One of the oldest Chateau in the region, Chateau Maucoil's oldest parts date back to the 1st century, when a Roman legion for...

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  • Les Vins de Vienne "Sotanum" Syrah 2008

    Les Vins de Vienne "Sotanum" Syrah 2008

    At yesterday's Fall Tasting we uncorked some 50+ bottles of wine along with a number of spirits, and though this bottle of Les Vins de Vienne "Sotanum" Syrah 2008 was near the end of the line, it easily refreshed most any palate with its vibrant waves of undulating complexities and definitive de...

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  • Domaine du Murinais - The Seventh Generation

    Domaine du Murinais - The Seventh Generation

    Luc & Catherine Tardy of Domaine du Murinais A seventh generation grower, Luc Tardy of Domaine du Murinais lives with his wife Catherine in a house that has been family occupied since it was constructed in 1774.  Attached to the house and built around a courtyard in 1683, the currant cell...

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  • Vacqueyras' Best Kept Secret

    Vacqueyras' Best Kept Secret

    When operating at the tip of any frontier there's power in numbers.  Would Kerouac have had the same impact without his accompanying Beats? Rauschenberg without Warhol?  Matthiasson without Petroski?  Winogrand without Arbus?  Parker without Gillespie? In Vacqueyras resides Cé...

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  • Domaine de l'Harmas in Châteauneuf du Pape

    Domaine de l'Harmas in Châteauneuf du Pape

    Nathalie Fabre standing in  lieu-dit Mont-Redon amongst the vines of Grenache planted by her grandfather in 1927 Nathalie Fabre left the tasting room at Domaine de l'Harmas and returned with a typewritten document from 1933, with much greater speed than it would have taken to locate the docum...

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  • Yves Cuilleron of Vins de Vienne

    Yves Cuilleron of Vins de Vienne

    Yves Cuilleron of Vins de Vienne "Yves Cuilleron asked me a few questions over dinner earlier this year," said Tom, "as he'd been searching for the right partner in the US for many years, and was curious about our success and our history.  And while I assured him that we are much too small an...

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