Domaine Michel Gros

Michel Gros finished his studies at Beaune Viticultural high school in 1975. He started to work with his father, Jean, on the family estate – Domaine Jean Gros. In 1978, while continuing to collaborate with his father, he set the first stone of his own domain by owning 2 hectares in the Hautes-Côtes de Nuit […]

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Olivier Bernstein

Olivier Bernstein’s seven grands crus and three premiers crus have a wealth of old vines, which are fundamental to the quality of his wines. All Bernstein vineyard plots, save one, are at least 40 years old; most are between 60 and 80 years old. While officially acting with négociant status, Olivier and his team take […]

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Domaine Ramonet

Located in Burgundy, a wine growing region where terroir and sense of place are typically more important than individual winemakers, Ramonet is in a class of its own.  In fact, Ramonet Montrachet, the estate’s flagship wine, is claimed by many to be unequalled.  What is perhaps even more impressive is the story of the Ramonet […]

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Domaine Blain Gagnard

Domaine Blain-Gagnard was formed in 1980 when Jean-Marc Blain (a Sancerrois) married Claudine Gagnard, youngest daughter of Jacques and Marie-Josèphe Gagnard of Domaine Gagnard-Delagrange. The couple runs this venerable domaine with the help of their son Marc-Antonin. Jean-Marc Blain and Claudine Gagnard met while they were both studying oenology at Dijon. The estate’s vineyards come […]

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Does Beaujolais age well?

Does Beaujolais Age Well? It depends… One of my favorite wines to drink year round in Hawaii is Cru Beaujolais. Cru Beaujolais is not exactly the same thing as Beaujolais Nouveau or Beaujolais Village. They are all part of the catch all region of Beaujolais and they are mostly made from the grape called Gamay […]

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