Monthly Archives: August 2011

It Doesn’t Get Better than This: A Champagne Louis Roederer Tasting with Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon

Champagne Louis Roederer continues to be the quintessential Champagne house.  Certainly, there are plenty of brilliant Champagnes, and there are other houses with different styles — Bollinger and Charles Heidsieck immediately come to mind — where every step of the … Continue reading

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Orwellian Wines

I’ve been flummoxed. Recently I tasted a variety of wines from two different “natural” producers, both French.  “Natural” in this instance meant not just that they’d not been fined or filtered, but that they’d been made completely without sulfur.  Apart … Continue reading

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