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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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An Introduction to Storing Wine at Home

November 20th 2019

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In 2018, a Sotheby’s auction made history when it saw a bottle of 1945 Romanée-Conti from the eponymous Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC) fetch $558,000, a dizzying new record for the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold. At $91,600 a glass, the purchaser may not plan to pull the cork. However, should he want to, he can rest assured that the 74-year-old wine has been spent its entire life in the pristine cellars of Robert Drouhin. How you store a wine makes all the difference between a bottle of nectar and a bottle of very expensive vinegar and the…

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