Monthly Archives: May 2015

Mixed news including several Burgundies

A couple of weeks ago, the Stockholm branch of the wine tasting club Munskänkarna held a tasting of news in the range of the Swedish alcohol monopoly. Although I sometimes lead tastings in Munskänkarna, I was not guilty of choosing the … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Cuisles on the right bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite Vineyards and grape varieties: 33.0 hectares (81.5 acres), of which 75% Pinot Meunier, 16% Pinot Noir, and 8% Chardonnay. Classification: ”Autre cru” (86%) Maps Google Maps view with the … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Jonquery on the right bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite Vineyards and grape varieties: 42.2 hectares (104.3 acres), of which 77% Pinot Meunier, 14% Pinot Noir, and 8% Chardonnay. Classification: ”Autre cru” (84%) Maps Google Maps view … Continue reading

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Mixed wines

A couple of weeks ago the French-Swedish online wine dealer Franska vinlistan (“French wine list”) put on a tasting of mixed wines from their range. Here my impressions of some of the wines. Chartogne-Taillet Cuvée Sainte Anne Champagne, 50% Pinot Noir and 50% … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Baslieux-sous-Châtillon on the right bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite Vineyards and grape varieties: 78.2 hectares (193.2 acres), of which 73% Pinot Meunier, 17% Pinot Noir, and 10% Chardonnay. Classification: ”Autre cru” (84%) Maps Google Maps view with … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Cuchery on the right bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite Vineyards and grape varieties: 142.2 hectares (351.4 acres), of which 80% Pinot Meunier, 13% Pinot Noir, and 7% Chardonnay. Classification: ”Autre cru” (84%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vallée de … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: La Neuville-aux-Larris on the right bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in: Vallée de la Marne: Vallée de la Marne Rive Droite Vineyards and grape varieties: 6.9 hectares (17.1 acres), of which 96% Pinot Meunier, 2% Pinot Noir, and 2% Chardonnay. Classification: ”Autre cru” (84%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vallée de la … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Merfy in the Massif de Saint-Thierry

Key facts Located in subregion / area: Montagne & Val de Reims / Massif de Saint-Thierry Vineyards and grape varieties: 46.0 hectares (113.7 acres), of which 45% Pinot Meunier, 35% Pinot Noir, and 20% Chardonnay. Classification: ”Autre cru” (84%) Noted for: home village … Continue reading

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Champagne from Pehu-Simonet with Caviste

The French-Swedish online wine dealer Caviste, with a habit of selling mixed cases from one producer at a time, has again made a release of Champagne from Pehu Simonnet. This is the third time this producer is featured in a Caviste release, after previous … Continue reading

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Some 2013/2014 Beaujolais wines from Georges Descombes

Thanks to the French-Swedish wine dealer Caviste, I have again tasted some wines from Beaujolais producer Georges Descombes. I’ve written about these wines two times earlier, the 2012s last year and the 2011s the year before. The latter blog post also includes some more info on Beaujolais in … Continue reading

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