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Noel Blanc 2019: An Ode to La Loire

January 14th 2020

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This years’ Noel Blanc, an annual extravaganza of the great white wines of France, was the result of the purchase of a single magnum of 2002 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre La Bourgeoise at the Domaine in Chavignol in 2005. On December 14, a group collectively known as the HKG Wine Geeks, gathered at Hip Cellars’ Another Place to celebrate the breadth and depth of the white wines from the Loire Valley through its appellations, producers and certainly vintages. Our inimitable host, KP, presented the group with six well curated flights of whites from the Loire Valley.

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Travel Tips | The Best of Burgundy

December 4th 2019

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Burgundian wines are without doubt some of the most beautiful in the world. The scenery of the vineyards is, however, not quite so majestic. Apart from the line of forest-topped vineyard clad hills that forms the backbone of the Côte d’Or, it’s a fairly flat landscape that runs over 200 kilometres from the top of Chablis to the bottom of Mâcon. The magic is in the bottle and in the incredible winemaking families that live and work in Burgundy. Thanks to the monks who farmed there, wine has been produced consistently since the 13th century. If you are able to…

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