Burgundy

What Makes Chablis So Special?

What Makes Chablis So Special?

Especially if you’re just getting into wine, you probably associate the name “Chablis” with those massive jugs of super-cheap white plonk. You know, the ones that look like they’re specifically intended for your Zombie Apocalypse Readiness Kit. (To be honest, it wouldn’t be the worst thing to stockpile a couple.) Fortunately, there’s also an entirely […]

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Review: JJ Vincent Bourgogne Blanc 2014

Review: JJ Vincent Bourgogne Blanc 2014

With it being National Chardonnay Day and all, recommending anything but a Chardonnay just seems to be anti-everything the holiday stands for. So we’re turning to a bottle that hails from Chardonnay’s ancestral home, the wine region of Burgundy, France, for a wine that will charm both Chardonnay lovers as well as those giving the variety another […]

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There Are Rocks Inside Your Wine. Here’s How To Understand Minerality

There Are Rocks Inside Your Wine. Here’s How To Understand Minerality

If grape vines are babies, terroir-driven wines are the well-adjusted adult—flavorful, complex, and sometimes a little weird. Terroir is after all, that mysterious sense of place developed with each drop of rain, sunny day, hail storm and the rocks present in the soil. Yes, rocks. While wines don’t acquire minerality by slurping minerals from the […]

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The King Of Burgundy: The Surprising History of Pinot Noir

The King Of Burgundy: The Surprising History of Pinot Noir

For a grape that’s notoriously difficult to grow, Pinot Noir is ubiquitous in wine regions from its ancestral home in central France to mountainous Australian vineyards, and even hot California deserts where it doesn’t thrive. While Sideways may take credit for making this berry-scented red easy to sell, the world should thank Cisterican monks and ancient […]

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