2017 Burgundy Vintage: A Follow-Up

2017 Burgundy Vintage: A Follow-Up

Jeff did this great, early review of the vintage, which now seems prescient. Today and tomorrow only, the New York store is having an online sale on 2017 Burgundies, here.

Jeff Patten
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Barolo Buying Guide

Barolo Buying Guide

After our tour of all the Barolo villages, it's time to get down to the business of buying the best Barolo. We've compiled a few lists, here, with all the producers you need to know to get your cellar stocked.
Jeff Patten
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Barolo Breakdown, Part 7: The Other Barolo Villages

Barolo Breakdown, Part 7: The Other Barolo Villages

One of these villages has one of the hottest, most sought after producers of today, Burlotto. Another has a very exciting producer making some very special wines, Elvio Cogno. And there are definitely other secrets to unearth, so read on!

 

Jeff Patten
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The Barolo Breakdown, Part 6: Serralunga d’Alba

The Barolo Breakdown, Part 6: Serralunga d’Alba

Serralunga is the only village that is more Barolo than Barolo itself. 

Barolo, the DOC, may get its name from Barolo, the village, but the essence of Barolo – its power, its structure, its nuance, its cherry fruit, its aromas – is found more in Serralunga than anywhere else. 

Jeff Patten
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Flatiron's Guide to Barolo

Flatiron's Guide to Barolo

We’re going to take you through the story of why Barolo is so special, and how and why it is that the world finally figured that out.

Then we’re going to treat it just like Burgundy by touring all of Barolo’s villages, highlighting what is special about each of them.

We’ll talk about all the important Crus and producers, and of courses there will be plenty of specific buying recommendations along the way. 

Jeff Patten
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Can You Age Beaujolais?

Can You Age Beaujolais?

Beaujolais is delicious on release but the best Beaujolais, especially from the top Beaujolais Crus, age beautifully and should be a part of any reasonably priced cellar. Here's why...
Jeff Patten
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Flatiron's Guide to German Wine, Part 3: Looking Forward

Flatiron's Guide to German Wine, Part 3: Looking Forward

The Germans have been making wine for centuries, but ​there has never been a better time to jump in and discover the magic this country has to offer
Clara Dalzell
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The Future of Beaujolais Wine

The Future of Beaujolais Wine

No wine region is more exciting right now than Beaujolais. 

Check out this list of the top 5 trends in Beaujolais, now!

Joshua Cohen
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Flatiron's Guide to German Wine, Part 2: Key Wine Regions of Germany

Flatiron's Guide to German Wine, Part 2: Key Wine Regions of Germany

The defining characteristic of German wines are their bright, fresh and zippy acidity. The cool weather helps in this regard, but so does its grape varieties, matched over centuries with their best-suited site. The best way to intimately get to know German wines is to start here: with a crash course in some of the top subregions.

Clara Dalzell
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Flatiron's Guide to German Wine, Part 1: Introduction to the Wines of Germany

Flatiron's Guide to German Wine, Part 1: Introduction to the Wines of Germany

We set out to write this Flatiron Guide to German Wines to explain not just why the wine geeks go so nutty for all things Deutsch, and not just why German wines are among the best wines for the super-casual wine drinker. And not even why we are so deeply in love with them, ourselves. 

No, we set out to explain why a German wine is the bottle you should take home tonight. You. Yes, you.

Clara Dalzell
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Beaujolais and the Rise of Natural Wines

Beaujolais and the Rise of Natural Wines

20 years ago, “natural wine” was the freaky stuff drunk after-hours in Williamsburg and the East Village. Today, collectors around the world chase bottles of natural wine as passionately as DRC – and pay top dollar for some of them.

Where did natural wine come from, and how did it spread so far and so fast? 
In a word: Beaujolais! 

Joshua Cohen
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Flatiron's Guide to Austrian Wine, Part 5: Austria Looking Forward

Flatiron's Guide to Austrian Wine, Part 5: Austria Looking Forward

Austria is not just a tiny place with time honored traditions and amazing terroir. It is a model for the future of wine. Their remarkable renaissance, taking them from bulk wine blenders to quality wine wunderkinds, was just the beginning. For a glimpse of the future of wine, look no further than Austria!
Clara Dalzell
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