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French Wine Producer Using Electric Wires To Combat Frost In Chablis, Burgundy

Very little sleep was had by Domaine William Fèvre’s cellar master Didier Séguier while he fought 20 nights of frost over a span of only 29 days in the Chablis wine region in northern France in April earlier this year. … Continue reading

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Champagne, Rhône And Burgundy Wine Festivals Coming To New York City

The smell of wines bursting with fruit, spice and freshly foraged mushrooms filled the air bringing an energy to the room that was so electric that it vibrated on another level of happiness, sense of community and pure exuberance. As … Continue reading

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A Burgundy Wine Producer: Surviving Tariffs, Covid And 40% Loss Of Yields

The past year and a half has been a challenging one for many across the world with waves of the tide of coronavirus shutdowns, illnesses and deaths coming and going with intervals of brief breaks that would hint at normalcy … Continue reading

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A Loss in Life Can Create Open-Hearted Richness

Leola Watts is a woman who has had to suffer through one of the most imaginable losses – her son passed away at the tender age of 34. She said, “I was lost. I was literally lost. He was my … Continue reading

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The Way to Enlightenment

The people who seemed closest to enlightenment who taught me many of my values couldn’t have been more outwardly different from each other; my childhood next-door-neighbor’s mother who came from a poor background in Mississippi who always was so compassionate … Continue reading

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Our Existence Shaping the World

As I sat on top of a limestone escarpment towering up from the ground up to 1617 feet (493 meters) in the sky, I couldn’t help but feel a little uneasy about the thoughts that flooded my head… if my … Continue reading

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In a Little Snapshot in Time

On July 27, 1990, Debbie Baigrie thought she was just going to have a night out with her friends in Tampa, Florida – the first time doing so since the birth of her second child… it ended up with her … Continue reading

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Broken Beings Brighten the World

If I had tasted the Bouchard Père & Fils 2016 preview wines before I knew about the vintage I would have never guessed that those vines went through such a tough time. The wines were singing… singing as if they had … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Surrendering to Burgundy

It is not easy to plan out our lives. Sometimes we don’t realize the realities of certain things involving choosing a particular path, or other times, we don’t realize that we are capable of handling extraordinary challenges. Many US expats … Continue reading

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Can producers express the same terroir differently? Or is there only one way to express that terroir?

The first line in The Oxford Companion to Wine says this under the definition of terroir: “Terroir — much-discussed term for the total natural environment of any viticultural site.” I have been thinking about this topic since my tasting with … Continue reading

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