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2010 Simonne Febvre Chablis – Review

By Duane Pemberton The word, Chablis, invokes thoughts of wonderful, lively white wines that have become a gold-standard for quality the world over. This region, located in the northernmost part of Burgundy, thrives on producing Chardonnay that many have come to think of as the best in the world so it was with a lot […]

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2010 Louis Latour Bourgogne Pinot Noir – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website:  http://www.louislatour.com Louris Latour is a world-renowned producer from the Burgundy region of France and has a pedigree of offering-up wines that are terroir-driven, yet are very affordable.   Technical Data: Region: Mostly Côte d’Or Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir Fermentation: Open vat fermentation Aging: 12 months in oak barrels Soil type: […]

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2009 The Seeker Colette Bourgogne Pinot Noir – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://theseekerwines.com/ Kobrand importers, out of New York City, is behind this wine label dubbed “The Seeker” – it’s mission is to locate wines from all over the globe that exhibit best-of-value for their respective varietal. Additionally, they go to various areas that have a reputation for doing the best-job with […]

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2009 Louis Michel and Fils Chablis Premier Cru Forets – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website:  www.louismicheletfils.com/ The northern most part of Burgundy is known as the Chablis region – it produces dry, white wines that are widely considered to be some of the best in the world. Louis Michel and Fils’s 2009 Premier Cru is a Chardonnay-based wine that does an admirable job of showcasing that […]

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2009 Vincent & Sophie Morey Santenay Passetemps 1er Cru – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.morey-vins.com/ Price: $39 For those who haven’t had the chance to try a white Burgundy, you really are missing out in so many ways. In fact, I feel that, for too long now, the American palate at large has been somewhat homogenized to what’s possible with Chardonnay. In this country […]

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2010 Matrot Bourgogne Chardonnay – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website:  http://www.matrot.com/ I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the most well-versed with it comes to Burgundy wines but I can tell you that it was a “white Burgundy” that I had a few months ago that was not only the single-best bottle of wine I’ve ever had, it […]

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Pinot Noir – Burgundy vs. California

No doubt, the movie Sideways did a lot to bolster the sales of Pinot a few years ago and while I’m not at all a fan of the movie’s impact on wine sales (it shows we as a culture are too easily talked into what to drink), I do like a good pinot. To wine […]

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Old-school Burgundy Wine Cellar pics

Our friend, Dan Snyder, was kind enough to share these pictures he took on a recent trip to France – this is an old wine cellar of Domaine Trapet – located in the Burgundy region.

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