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Star Wine List, a guide to wine bars and restaurants

Star Wine List is a web site which is a guide to wine bars and “wine restaurants” in a number of major cities in various countris, with a focus on fine wine. They started in my home town of Stockholm, … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Montreuil-aux-Lions, the westernmost of all Champagne villages

Key facts Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Ouest Vineyards and grape varieties: 18.1 hectares (44.7 acres), of which 77% Pinot Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir, and 3% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (80%) … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Saâcy-sur-Marne, the westernmost Champagne village on the Marne river

Key facts Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Ouest Vineyards and grape varieties: 39.4 hectares (97.4 acres), of which 60% Chardonnay, 29% Pinot Meunier, and 11% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (80%) … Continue reading

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Some reds from Binet-Jacquet in Faguères

French-Swedish online wine merchant  Caviste presented a release with some red wines from Domaine Binet-Jacquet, producer in the Faugères appellation in the south of France, in the Languedoc-Roussillon wine region. I’ve previously written about Caviste’s releases of Binet-Jacquet in 2015 and 2014 (then also … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Nanteuil-sur-Marne on the right bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Ouest Vineyards and grape varieties: 38.9 hectares (96.1 acres), of which 43% Pinot Meunier, 38% Chardonnay, 17% Pinot Noir, and 1.3% other grape varieties … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Crouttes-sur-Marne on the right bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Ouest Vineyards and grape varieties: 171.3 hectares (423.3 acres), of which 60% Pinot Meunier, 26% Chardonnay, 13% Pinot Noir, and 0.4% other grape varieties. … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Bézu-le-Guéry on the right bank of the Marne valley

Key facts Located in subregion / area: Vallée de la Marne / Vallée de la Marne Ouest Vineyards and grape varieties: 25.3 hectares (62.5 acres), of which 93% Pinot Meunier, 6% Chardonnay, and 3% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (80%) … Continue reading

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