Archive | Domaine de la Louvetrie: How

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

Muscadet: A goldmine of value for wine collectors who drink their cellars.

Early in most wine lovers’ introduction to the wines of France comes a lesson on the subdivision of regions within Burgundy into “cru”, some of which produce wines so unique and spectacular they are labelled  “Grand Cru” status.   The underlying social, political, religious, and geological forces which have created this system could well serve as […]

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