The Women of Beaujolais

The Women of Beaujolais

Mee Godard, Anne Sophie Dubois, Camille Lapierre: many of the top names in Beaujolais today are women. That wasn’t true even twenty years ago in Beaujolais, and it isn’t true today in many regions. 
Flatiron Wines Staff
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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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Flatiron's Guide to Austrian Wine, Part 4: Burgenland & Steiermark Hit the Spot

Flatiron's Guide to Austrian Wine, Part 4: Burgenland & Steiermark Hit the Spot

Few things are as exciting as realizing you are experiencing an undiscovered phenomenon. Like your cousin who was playing Nirvana tapes before they hit the radio, or the line cook flipping burgers next to Danny Meyer. You vibrate with the energy of the thing, you can’t wait for it to infect everyone else. You start passing out cassette tapes and inviting your friends out to dinner.

Today, that’s me and Burgenland.

Clara Dalzell
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An Introduction to the Wines of Beaujolais: Why Everyone Should Love Beaujolais!

An Introduction to the Wines of Beaujolais: Why Everyone Should Love Beaujolais!

Beaujolais has been one of our favorites since we opened Flatiron. There’s probably no region that we, the Flatiron staff, drink more regularly.  This blog shares all the reasons we love Beaujolais wine and why you should too!
Maggie Scudder
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Flatiron's Guide to Austrian Wine, Part 3: Niederösterreich is Never a Bad Idea

Flatiron's Guide to Austrian Wine, Part 3: Niederösterreich is Never a Bad Idea

With such diversity it can be hard to summarize the region’s wine style. But to us, the heart of the matter is that Lower Austria gives us authentic wines. And best of all, they do this at incredibly fair prices.
Clara Dalzell
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Flatiron's Guide to Austrian Wine, Part 2: Willkommen to the Wachau!

Flatiron's Guide to Austrian Wine, Part 2: Willkommen to the Wachau!

The Wachau Valley is the epicenter of Austria’s greatest wines. In fact, to many wine consumers, the wines of the Wachau are the wines of Austria. 


While that sentiment sells Austria short, ignoring many diverse and excellent wine regions, it’s not baseless. The Wachau’s vineyards, defined 1,000 years ago by local monks, are still recognized today for producing some of the world’s greatest white wines.

Clara Dalzell
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The Barolo Breakdown, Part 5: Monforte d’Alba

The Barolo Breakdown, Part 5: Monforte d’Alba

Monforte shines through its sheer diversity. 

It does have quite a bit of limestone in its soils, but less than Serralunga, and in general the soil types, altitudes and orientations are as mixed up in Monforte as in any other village. 

Jeff Patten
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Flatiron's Guide to Austrian Wine, Part 1: Tiny Country, Mighty Wines!

Flatiron's Guide to Austrian Wine, Part 1: Tiny Country, Mighty Wines!

It’s an exciting time to discover the wines of Austria. The dynamic styles produced by the technically proficient graduates of the Klosterneuburg juxtapose the experimental natural winemakers breaking the mold in every region.
Clara Dalzell
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The Barolo Breakdown, Part 4: Castiglione di Falletto

The Barolo Breakdown, Part 4: Castiglione di Falletto

I adore Castiglione di Falletto because it is balanced.  The best wines possess a regalness and composure that is only possible when you stray from the opposite ends of a spectrum and wander towards the happy middle.  

Here you have wines that do have intense structure and aromas – of course, as this is Barolo! – but also poise. 

Jeff Patten
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