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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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  • Grower Cava at Avinyó

    Grower Cava at Avinyó

    On our first day in Spain we arrived at the Avinyó winery in Penedes excited and slightly jet lagged. We were greeted with cava poured from parones and a steaming plate of paella (that respectively enhanced the excitement and removed the jet lag). In a region dominated by large producers and bulk wi...

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  • The Boundaries of Remelluri

    The Boundaries of Remelluri

    T. Edward Visits Granja Remelluri in Rioja, Spain La Rioja, the oldest DOCa in Spain, is a bit shy of 2,000 square miles. As of a 2015 report, it has 61,645ha (152,328 acres) planted to vines, 16,413 vineyards, and over 600 wineries. The three principal regions are Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta and Rio...

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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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  • Sebastien David

    Sebastien David

    Thank you Meghan Ivey for this post from Loire! When we arrived at Sebastien David in St. Nicholas de Bourgueil the weather could not have been more beautiful. Spring had been a challenge for many all over France, and the Loire was no exception, with as much as 60-100 percent loss of ...

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  • Farming Monsant with Joan d'Anguera

    Farming Monsant with Joan d'Anguera

    The saying, fine soil makes fine wine, has been passed from one generation of winemakers to another in the d’Anguera family. Their estate sits nestled between several mountain ranges and just east of the Ebro river in one of Spain's newest D.Os, Montsant. This is a region often overshadowed (literal...

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  • Eight Generations at Domaine des Huards

    Eight Generations at Domaine des Huards

    Thank you Suzanne Barros for this post from Cour-Cheverny! Our host for the tour of Domaine des Huards, tasting and fantastic lunch was Alex Gendrier, the 8th generation to run the estate in Cour-Cheverny, a small appellation with only 58ha of vines. Alex’s father Michel Gendrier ...

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  • Long Live Marc Pichon 1963-2016

    Long Live Marc Pichon 1963-2016

    With tears in my eyes, I must share with you all some very sad news. We lost a loving brother, an eccentric, loyal and devoted family member last night Sept. 10, 2016. He was phenomenally chaotic, brilliant, honest, dutiful and legendary in his generosity. Marc brought light to the core of T Edwa...

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  • Do the (RED) Thing

    Do the (RED) Thing

    This month, Billecart-Salmon joins (RED), to mark its 10-year anniversary in the fight against AIDS. With $350 million already raised for The Global Fund to fight AIDS, (RED) was founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver. With these funds, Global Fund estimates that over 70 million people have b...

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  • Waging the Good Fight at Cascina Ca'Rossa

    Waging the Good Fight at Cascina Ca'Rossa

    We arrived in the Roero just a few days after the rain let up. Apparently, the tail-end of spring had brought both cold and wet weather, but now in the first days of summer there was a full swing in temperature and we were seeking shade under the 90 degree sun. Stefano Ferrio, third generation wi...

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