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Domaine de la Louvetrie, Jo Landron, Muscadet, Atmostphere, Louvetrie, Amphibolite, Fief du Briel, Les Houx

Pronouncing Muscadet with Jo Landron

How is Melon de Bourgogne, the grape of Muscadet, pronounced? This is a great question to ask Jo Landron, winemaker at Domaine de La Louvetrie in Muscadet Sevre et Maine. Melon is the main grape of the region, but it is by no means the only grape grown in the area around the city of Nantes […]

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Fred Scherrer inspects Chardonnay in the bladder press.

Video: Why Fred Scherrer whole cluster presses Chardonnay grapes

Fred Scherrer loads whole clusters of berries, skins, seeds, stalks and all into his presses at the Scherrer Winery and then presses the juice out of them very gently. This is a trick he “stole” from Champagne and sparkling producers who want only the finest juice, and it is also the technique used at Domaine […]

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Candid Wines at the Beard House

Ruxbin and Candid Wines at the Beard House, July 9, 2013

[portfolio_slideshow id=12655] Chef Edward Kim and the team at Ruxbin Chicago enter into the history of the James Beard house with a dinner tonight, July 9, 2013. Candid Wines is thrilled to be providing the wines for each course, and what a lineup it is: Jasci, Keller, Cosimo Maria Masini, Landron and L’Ecu. Chef Edward […]

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Domaine de L'Ecu Muscadet at Mott Street in Chicago (4)

momofuku meets avec at Mott Street

Throw avec and momofuku noodle bar circa 2005 in a blender and the result is Mott Street, 2013. Myriad other influences seem to have driven the creators of this new Wicker Park gem, but the link between NY and Chicago jumped out at me the instant I walked in the front door. In 2005, avec […]

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Domaine de L'Ecu Muscadet "Classique" 2011

Domaine de l’Ecu “Classique” 2011 Muscadet now at Telegraph Wine Bar

Jeremy Quinn, Sommelier at Telegraph, Reno and of course Webster Wine Bar is pouring the Muscadet Classique 2011 from Domaine de l’Ecu at Telegraph these days. No surprise, along with Craig Perman, Jeremy is one of the city’s leading lovers and promoters of single vineyard Melon de Bourgogne. Craig is in Nantes at l’Ecu literally […]

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The Bottle Shop

Fred Scherrer at The Bottle Shop 4/16/13

Amy Lafontant and the team at The Bottle Shop in Wilmette have sold more wines from Fred Scherrer than anyone in the state, and it will be a pleasure to launch Fred’s 2013 trip to Illinois with a tasting on Tuesday, April 16th at the store from 6-8 PM. We hope to see many old […]

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Domaine de la Louvetrie, Jo Landron, Muscadet, Atmostphere, Louvetrie, Amphibolite, Fief du Briel, Les Houx

The Man, The Melons, The Mustache. (And a great Bordeaux, too)

This Saturday, March 30th from 3-4:30, Kevin will be pouring wines from the dynamic and wonderfully mustachioed Jo Landron at The Bottle Shop in Wilmette, along with one of the best values from Bordeaux that we’ve come across, Chateau Peybonhomme Les Tours. Kevin will pour Jo’s “Domaine” alongside the “Amphibolite”.  Both of these Muscadet’s are […]

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Joe's Wine Cellar

Drink at Joe’s

Looking for an outpost for good wine in the Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhood? Look no further then Joe’s Wine Cellar located at 2108 W. Division Street. Joe’s Cellar is full up with some fine selections from Candid Wines, that you can pull off the shelf or, if you’re in luck, try at the wine station. Grab […]

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Fred Niger inspects Mark Hayes' tattoo of Jo Landron's Atmospheres.

A Perfect, Bubbly, Storm

Jo Landron and Fred Niger are good friends. Jo and Fred both love great bubbles, and they both make great bubbles.   Mark Hayes, from Pastoral here in Chicago, loves Jo Landron’s bubbles. I mean, this dude loves Atmospheres. So it was with some trepidation that we introduced Fred to Mark at Rootstock. Would it […]

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