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Quality Beaujolais, Domaine des Terres Dorées | BKWine Pick

In the March Brief we said that Beaujolais needs promoting. And we would like to do our part. Because when a Beaujolais wine is of good quality it is really a very pleasant wine. One of our favourite producers in the area, Domaine des Terres Dorées, recently launched two wines at the Systembolaget in Sweden. […]

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Portuguese wines from Bacalhôa and Burgundies from Bichot

A number of exciting wines from the Portuguese wine producer Bacalhoa, white, red and sweet, and from the Burgundy négociant Bichot, white wines, chablis, and red pinot noirs at a tasting with the Swedish importer with a representative from each of the two wineries. Peter Modin reports on the best wines in the tasting. On […]

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La Chablisienne, the cooperative wine producer in Chablis

La Chablisienne – a high quality cooperative

There are a lot of wine cooperatives in France, some of them good, some of them bad. One of the best is to be found in Chablis. This cooperative is called La Chablisienne and you will find the wines of La Chablisienne easy enough, as the cooperative is responsible for about 25 % of the […]

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Jean-Paul Brun, Domaine des Terres Dorees

Domaine des Terres Dorées, Beaujolais

One of our favourites in Beaujolais is Domaine des Terres Dorées. The owner and wine maker is Jean-Paul Brun and he has worked hard to make his wines some of the best in the region. The domain is situated in the south of Beaujolais, in the little village of Charnay-en-Beaujolais, not so far from Lyon, […]

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Old wooden vats in the wine cellar

Domaine du Vissoux, Beaujolais | BKWine Pick

Preconceived ideas are not uncommon when people talk about Beaujolais. Those who automatically think of beaujolais as a ‘petit vin’ they should try Pierre-Marie Chermette’s wines from Domaine du Vissoux. Pierre-Marie has 30 ha, 10 of which are Beaujolais “cru” (from one of the top villages). He is based in the southern part of the […]

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Domaine Courtault, Chablis – BKWine Pick

Jean-Claude Courtault came from the Loire Valley to Chablis in 1974 to work as vineyard manager at a winery in Lignorelles. In 1984 he started to buy his own land and in 1987 he launched his first vintage. Now Jean-Claude has 20 hectares and he has almost handed over to his daughter Stéphanie and her […]

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Domaine Marronniers, Chablis | BKWine Pick

We find Domaine Marronniers in the small village of Préhy, a short drive from Chablis itself. There Bernard Legland and his wife welcome you for a wine tasting of a range of Chablis wines. The domaine has some 20 ha of vineyards: petit Chablis, Chablis, and Chablis premier cru. Bernard is fond of the crispy, […]

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Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard, Chablis | BKWine Pick

Soil, or terroir, is important for Brocard. To best express the Chablis character Jean-Marc Brocard has chosen not to use any oak for his wines. He thinks that this best enhances the minerality and typical Chablis style. The property covers a substantial 96 hectares and produces a wide range of wines, including premier cru and […]

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