this just in: Domaine de la Prebende Beaujolais Blanc

DOMAINE DE LA PRÉBENDE

Beaujolais Blanc

Country: France
Region: Beaujolais
Appellation(s): Beaujolais
Producer: Dupeuble Family
Founded: 1947
Annual Production: 3,500 cases
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée

Domaine de la Prébende produces a deeply mineral Beaujolais from a predominantly clay and limestone terroir, a rarity in a region dominated by granite soils. “Uno prébende” essentially means “a tax,” and the domaine sits on the location where monks used to [...]

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His estate stands upon a hill in the far right-end corner of Sicily. When Corrado goes down [...]

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There are records of the farm [...]

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MAS CHAMPART

Country: France
Region: Languedoc
Appellation(s): Vin de Pays d’Oc, Saint-Chinian
Producer: Isabelle & Mathieu Champart
Founded: 1976
Annual Production: 3,300-3,700 cases
Farming: Lutte raisonnée
Website: N/A

Isabelle and Mathieu Champart were relatively new to winegrowing when they first took over Domaine Bramefan (as her family’s farm is also known), in Saint-Chinian, in 1976. Isabelle was a Parisian with [...]

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Martin Arndorfer comes from a long line of wine makers, growing up in the vineyards and cellar of his parents' estate. Anna Steininger is the daughter of one of the top and most respected wine makers in Austria, Karl Steininger (http://www.weingut-steininger.at/), quite simply, they are a match made in ‘wine’ heaven. Both born with [...]

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Jean-Claude bought a house in [...]

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    History and Legend: Medieval roots at the Ermitage du Pic-St Loup

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Legends seem to converge at the Ermitage du Pic St-Loup. The hermitage dates back from the Middle Ages, as the former home of the bishops of Maguelone. The limestone peak or “pic” perched above the vineyards was named for the legendary Saint Thieri Loup, one of three pious, crusading, brothers and suitors to the [...]

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    ‘Philosophy, Rigor, and Respect’ – Domaine de Terrebrune and the terroir of Bandol

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Our latest DI has arrived from Kermit Lynch and there are a lot of new Wines on it. One of them is Terre D’ Ombre from Domaine de Terrebrune in Bandol.

A bit about the Winery:

"Before acquiring vineyards, Georges Delille trained as a sommelier in Paris. In 1963, he bought what would become Domaine de [...]

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FUSO21 is our long-term project to bring in authentic, local wines from each of the 21 regions of Italy – wines from real growers rather than from tank farms. We asked some top-notch producers to offer what they usually sell just to locals (“vino sfuso” in Italian). We got some cool stuff, starting with [...]

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