A Farmer’s Dozen From Bordeaux

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These 12 wines, made by vignerons and not grand estates, are classically refreshing and altogether inviting. The POUR By Eric Asimov Published March 31, 2022 Updated April 1, 2022 Sales of Bordeaux in the United States took off last year, rising by 24 percent in volume, according to the Bordeaux Wine Council, a trade group.

The Glories of Sweetness

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Long ago, sweetness in any form was far rarer than today, and it was prized thusly. In our era of ubiquitous corn syrup, junk food, and soda, it is difficult to imagine a world in which sugar was special, and the overall difficulty in selling sweet wines across all markets testifies to that. Still, sweetness in wine—real wine whose sweetness has not been coerced—remains one of nature’s rare gifts. Producing sweet wines requires a grower to be courageous, as she must wait to harvest and risk late-season vagaries of weather, or, in passito-style wines, assume the risk of air-drying fruit for upwards of half a year in her cellar. Sweet wine production requires prodigious effort for feeble yields, which generally then take longer to produce and longer to sell than their dry counterparts.

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by Clarke Boehling An Evening with Xavier Gérard It was a real treat to have our friend Xavier Gérard in NYC for a few days this past week. The overarching reason for Xavier’s trip was a dinner in his honor, hosted by the Commanderie des Costes du Rhône,  READ MORE by Clarke Boehling Twenty years

Cru d’Arche Pugneau

It’s a family (the Daney family) joke that the Cru d’Arche Pugneau has been an unclassified estate since 1855 despite the fact that its vineyards are encircled and touched and are otherwise and in all ways in the neighborhood of the most grand and fabled estates of Sauternes.
Wines: Cru d’Arche Pugneau, Cru d’Arche Pugneau Sauternes, Cru d’Arche Pugneau Sauternes “L’Intemporel”, Cru d’Arche Pugneau Sauternes “Trie Exceptionelle”

History of RWM

The Mad Rose Group is a family-run organization that is composed of a close-knit group of people who understand that wine is an agricultural product and that in its best and purest form wine must reflect a specific sense of place. We share the goal of communicating this concept to a growing audience by presenting

Graves Sauternes Barsac

https://youtu.be/lSHYfUuJsT0 Chateau Auney l’Hermitage Chateau La Rame Cru d’Arche Pugneau Château de Fargues

Producers

France We fell in love with France a long, long time ago…well before our immersion in wine. Reading Stendahl, Flaubert and Montaigne or Camus, Sartre and Beckett (yes, an Irishman but writing in French), one encounters the human condition, each man’s struggle to make something of value out of one’s brief existential moment. Great French