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Letters from Readers: White Burgundy (The Cocaine of Chardonnay)

A letter from a reader I wanted to share:

Longtime friend and reader CDL wrote me: “Jim vanBergen, are there really any White Burgundy wines? Mirassou used to have one, but not any more.” I sensed the agitation of the dedicated white wine lover immediately. 627 more words

White Wine

Exploring Meursault, Puligny-Montranchet & Chassagne-Montrachet

February 27, 2015

Domaine Francois Mikulski

Mikulski farms about 10 hectares of Chardonnay in Meursault, with many Premier Cru holdings of Chardonnay, incluiding Pinot noir in Volnay  470 more words

Burgundy

Saturday Night Cellar

I’m in the middle of a huge sports show, working crazy hours but thankfully at least, sleeping in my own bed. Since this project started, however, I’ve been too busy for wine. 262 more words

Wine Review

Hollow in the Middle

We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.”                                                                                                       -Eduardo Galeano

I’m still not exactly sure what possessed me to say yes. 1,817 more words

Adjusting To France

Wine You Won't Find, Would Love

The headline above is enough to label me or anyone who would write it a bit of a wine snob. But that’s not really the point of the post. 408 more words

France

So the Cork Is Crucial in Premature Oxidation of White Burgundy

Because of the problem of premature oxidation, I no longer cellar white Burgundy for the long term, and I am drinking all my older vintages. At the moment I’m going through 2005, with generally disappointing results: most wines show some oxidation, with about half being at the point where the wine is drinkable but has lost much of its true character, a quarter being past the point where you really want to drink them, and a quarter still showing reasonably on form. 567 more words

Wine

Coquilles St-Jacques with Turnips and Rainbow Chard

After the wrapping paper is cleared and the eggnog emptied, I always find myself feeling slightly depressed. The post-Christmas blues are a natural occurrence given how much time and effort goes into getting through the holiday season, and nothing can match the sensory overload of Christmas Day with its presents, feasting, decorations, and long-unseen relatives! 673 more words

Homemade