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Grand Cru Chablis

Grand Cru Chablis tasting, London by Richard M James Or “more posh Chablis” as an alternative title (that link subtly goes to a piece on my blog reviewing a few tasty Marks & Spencer Chablis back in December). I’ve selected my two or three favourites below from each of the 14 producers who aired their wares at [...]

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Different Ways of Being Biodynamic: Five Winemakers’ Points of View

by Lesley Trites Originally Published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine “How do we farm in such a way that we actually contribute to the expression and the nature of our products?” asked Paul Dolan. This was one of the questions taken up by an all-star cast of winemakers from around the globe during [...]

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Germany: Reichsrat von Buhl ‘Grand Cru’ tasting

By Richard M James Reichsrat von Buhl ‘Grand Cru’ tasting Or “Grosses Gewächs” tasting to be precise, although the German equivalent of “Grand Cru” does sound more like a term of abuse than a term describing a first-rate vineyard site. I’ve been a fan of celebrated Von Buhl estate for quite a long time – I [...]

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Lilian Berillon, A Nurseryman Like No Other

by Amy Lillard Originally posted in Palate Press: The online wine magazine Imagine you are overlooking a sweeping landscape of vineyards, whether it is in the Willamette Valley, Paso Robles, or the Southern Rhône. Have you ever stopped to think where the grape vines come from? Do you plant them from seed? Buy them in [...]

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Spontaneous Fermentation: Bubble, Bubble, Less Toil, or Trouble?

by Erika Szymanski Originally published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine Open a refrigerator in the back of many wineries and you may find some leftover pizza, cheese and fruit for tomorrow evening’s mixer, and a few rectangular foil packages that look suspiciously like the bread-baking yeast you used for pizza dough last night. [...]

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