There are only two kinds of Burgundy, so the saying goes among wine aficionados: The big names and everyone else. The big names: Rousseau, Roumier, DRC and a few others that you might see “in just a handful of restaurants, such as Restaurant Daniel in New York City, and only if you are willing to […]
Wealthy French investors are grabbing up land in Burgundy at a rapid pace. Locals are worried about the influx of outsider investors, but so far the region doesn’t appear to be undergoing the same urbanization effects Bordeaux has seen. Two of France’s wealthiest citizens, François Pinault and Bernard Arnault have purchased adjacent vineyards in Burgundy, sparking the […]
Chris Mercer of Decanter writes that LVMH has agreed to buy Colgin Cellars, a well known Napa winery. He writes: LVMH said last night (21 November) that it had agreed to buy 60% of Colgin Cellars, which has around 10.5 hectares of vines. It marks a significant move in Napa Valley for LVMH and its owner, Bernard Arnault, who regularly […]
Thanks to L’Hôtel de Beaune in Burgundy.
One of the best meals you’ll find in Paris is the duck confit at La Fontaine de Mars (129 Rue Saint-Dominique, in the 7th arrondissement).
One of the best meals you’ll find in Paris is filet de bar rôti sur la peau, olives violettes de Kalamata at La Fontaine de Mars (129 Rue Saint-Dominique, in the 7th arrondissement).
Overall wine production in Europe is way down in 2017 following small harvests in some of the continent’s biggest producing regions. As you can see on my chart, production in 2017 is expected to be much lower than any year this century. The question is, how will the market for wine react to low global […]
I have the world class wine staff at the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris (10 Avenue d’Iéna) to thank for my introduction to this outstanding David Duband Chambolle Musigny. The Shangri-La is one of my favorite Paris Palace Hotels and one I have stayed at and eaten at many times. I just love the location, proximate […]