News Archives: France

La Chapelle: A Beacon in the Rhone from Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle: A Beacon in the Rhone from Paul Jaboulet Aîné

As you walk through the winding streets of Tournon, it can seem like many quaint towns in France. Restaurants and cafes buzzing, rude drivers honking impatiently, stone churches announcing their glory with every ring of the bell. Such a place is experienced best at night, when the streetlights illuminate the old buildings, creating that oh … Read More

Champagne Doyard is a Master of Chardonnay

Champagne Doyard is a Master of Chardonnay

“Sophisticated and elegantly harmonious, Doyard’s wines number among the finest in the Côte des Blancs, demonstrating a remarkable personality and individuality. While they feel in keeping with the sensibilities of contemporary natural viticulture in their vitality and vinosity, there is nothing about them that is severe or aggressive—they do not lose sight of balance in … Read More

Terry Theise’s Greatest Champagnes of the Year

Terry Theise's Greatest Champagnes of the Year

Every year Terry Theise travels to Champagne and tastes over 150 wines with all 17 Growers in this portfolio.  Terry brings amazing focus and deliberation to each and every wine;  he tastes meditatively, taking meticulous notes on his impressions and the context and place that each wine speaks to. Terry’s viewpoint opens a door to … Read More

Michel Tete Beaujolais Returns to Skurnik

Michel Tete Beaujolais Returns to Skurnik

“I have had the Juliénas many times and it always makes me smile. It is infectiously joyous: bright, juicy, pure, earthy and spicy.” – Eric Asimov, The New York Times We are very excited to welcome Domaine du Clos du Fief back to the Skurnik family! Domaine du Clos du Fief  is run by our friend Michel Tête, … Read More