Monthly Archives: July 2013

BYO with mostly prestige Champagne

Mid-July a couple of us gather for a BYO evening to taste som prestige Champagnes, although a few other bottles also managed to come along. The wines were served more or less blind. Michel Lenique Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs … Continue reading

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Champagne from David Léclapart and a couple of others

In my previous post, I mentioned having tasted a quite odd rosé Champagne (l’Alchimiste) from David Léclapart. This reminded me that I actually had tasted other wines from Léclapart on two occasions during this spring thanks to their Swedish importer, … Continue reading

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Fine wine BYO with some interesting coincidences

Earlier this summer there was again a fine wine-oriented BYO pulled together via a forum called As usual some truly high-class wines, but unlike some of the earlier editions, Champagne made up less than half the wines, and there … Continue reading

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Chablis by William Fèvre

William Fèvre is the best Chablis producer with a shop where it is possible to simply show up during opening hours for a tasting. There is a sign saying that you may have to pay 8 euro to taste, and that … Continue reading

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Domaine Denis Race in Chablis

Domaine Denis Race was the smallest and perhaps the least known producer I popped into while visiting Chablis early July. It is a family-owned producer with 18 ha/45 acres of vineyards. They are located in the southern outskirts of the Chablis … Continue reading

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A visit to Simonnet-Febvre in Chablis

From a spelling point of view, the most challenging company I visited in Chablis was Simonnet-Febvre. Since 2003, they are owned by Burgundy négociant Louis Latour, who also sell Chablis under their own label. I don’t know if the Chablis from Latour … Continue reading

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Jean-Marc Brocard in Chablis

Visiting Chablis, I also popped into the shop of Jean-Marc Brocard. The Chablis introduction can be read here. Brocard is a major Chablis company, and their green-top bottles is a common sight in the Chablis range in many markets. I’ve usually … Continue reading

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