GARDENING | the Jean-François Coche and Odile Dury way

GARDENING | the Jean-François Coche and Odile Dury way

One need only speak of Meursault to evoke a myriad of questions regarding the village’s resident icon, Jean-François Coche. He began working in the family vineyards alongside his father, Georges,...
Shifting Perspectives: Is Ageing Wine a Thing of the Past?

Shifting Perspectives: Is Ageing Wine a Thing of the Past?

Wine has long suffered from an image problem. Ask a casual imbiber what wine evokes for them and you may see a bead of sweat trickle down their brow. The...
RETHINKING JEREZ - EQUIPO NAVAZOS: This is not your parents' Sherry

RETHINKING JEREZ - EQUIPO NAVAZOS: This is not your parents' Sherry

SHERRY IS GEEKED UP Sherry, the really great mind blowing kind, is one of the more complex alcoholic beverages to understand. Developed over centuries the universe of Sherry is enveloped in a labyrinth...
DAVID ABREU & THE CHEF

DAVID ABREU & THE CHEF

In Napa Valley, David Abreu is about as close to a living legend as one can be. A third-generation Napa native who graduated from the UC Davis Viticulture and Enology...
THE BARON OF ALLOCATED SYRAH: Cayuse & Horsepower

THE BARON OF ALLOCATED SYRAH: Cayuse & Horsepower

Among the most compelling examples of Syrah outside France are made in the most unlikely of places—on the Oregon side of the Walla Walla Valley—and by a Frenchman, born not...
Linden’s Report on Three Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage ‘La Chapelle’ Vertical Dinners, 1966-2016

Linden’s Report on Three Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage ‘La Chapelle’ Vertical Dinners, 1966-2016

The following is one of the more comprehensive expositions of the grand Northern Rhône legend: Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné you are likely to ever read from the legendary taster, Linden Wilkie. 
DISPATCH FROM NORMANDY: Shhh...secret in the Michelin Starred Kitchen

DISPATCH FROM NORMANDY: Shhh...secret in the Michelin Starred Kitchen

This is quite possibly the finest, under the radar, beverage we have ever offered. 

During the 1980s, Eric Bordelet was one of the most influential figures in the Parisian wine scene, as he spent several years at the helm of the wine program at the illustrious Michelin Three Star restaurant l’Arpège.

IN FOCUS: Clos Rougeard

IN FOCUS: Clos Rougeard

Due to the extreme rarity of its wines—and the fact that its pure Cabernet Francs may be the world’s greatest—Clos Rougeard has become the Loire Valley’s ultimate cult producer.

Its red trophies, Poyeux and Bourg, are now among the world’s most coveted wines, while its towering white, Brézé, is nearly as ardently sought after. 

So, You Found an Old Bottle in Your Basement — Now What?

So, You Found an Old Bottle in Your Basement — Now What?

Scott Torrence is a seasoned wine expert and founder of Chapter Four, and is the former senior wine specialist and VP of Christie’s North America. Over his many years in the trade, Torrence has brought many remarkable multi-million dollar wine collections to auction, and he tells us that forgotten bottles are actually pretty common.
Piero Incisa della Rochetta

A Pinot Noir From Argentina That Stands Out in a Sea of Malbecs

"But glamour did not draw Piero Incisa della Rocchetta to the Río Negro. The old pinot noir vines did, along with promising soils, a sparkling climate and a dream of creating a self-sustaining wine estate the way his grandfather the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta did in Italy 50 years ago. The marchese created Sassicaia, a paradigm-breaking cabernet blend that proved greatness could be achieved in Bolgheri, on the Tuscan coast."
IN FOCUS: ALICE ET OLIVIER DE MOOR - Cult CHABLIS

IN FOCUS: ALICE ET OLIVIER DE MOOR - Cult CHABLIS

Alice and Olivier De Moor live and work in Courgis, a small village 7km southwest of Chablis. It is where Olivier grew up, and his “old” cellar, the part where he ages his Chablis in oak barrels, is underneath his grandparents’ house.

Alice is from the Jura, and the two met at a large Chablis estate where Olivier was in charge of the vineyards. Both are enologists, graduates of the Dijon enological school, with enough knowledge to take a radically different direction for their vines and wines than their neighbors. While the division of labor principally consists of Olivier in the vines and Alice in the cellar and office, both are equally omnipresent in every role and all decisions are made together.

The Tasting Group That Launched the L.A. Wine Scene

The Tasting Group That Launched the L.A. Wine Scene

How one of the country’s largest wine markets got off the ground, one tasting group at a time