News Archives: France

The Inspiring Bubbles of JL Vergnon

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“Christophe Constant has put a highly personal stamp on this domaine, creating wines of intense expression and vivid personality. His champagnes are always racy and tense, characterized by their prominent malic acidities, yet they’re rarely aggressive, achieving a carefully judged and finely tuned harmony. This is one of the top estates in the Côte des … Read More

Domaine Pinson: Kimmeridgian Nobility

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 There are only so many certainties in life; the Earth is round, water is 2 parts hydrogen to 1 part oxygen, Joanie loves Chachi, John Lennon was a musical genius, and no Chardonnay in the world tastes like Chablis. This small hamlet, just a few hours south of Paris, relays the link between place and … Read More

Domaine Arlaud: Balance and Biodynamics in Burgundy

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The story of Domaine Arlaud begins like many of the world’s great stories do, with the love between a French man and woman. During World War II, Joseph Arlaud (originally from the Ardèche) met and fell in love with a Burgundian woman by the name of Renée Amiot. Her family just happened to own a … Read More

Paul Jaboulet Aîné: A Historic Winery Visits New York

Paul Jaboulet Aîné: A Historic Winery Visits New York

Caroline Frey, owner and winemaker of Paul Jaboulet Aîné, spent a monumental three days with the Skurnik Wines team conducting the most comprehensive tastings this legendary property has ever done on US soil. Ten years ago, the Frey Family purchased this wine treasure of the Northern Rhône and lovingly invested tremendous resources to restore and … Read More