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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A Guide to the 10 Crus of Beaujolais

A Guide to the 10 Crus of Beaujolais

This Guide to the 10 Crus of Beaujolais is just a quick introduction and round-up. Throughout this post, we've linked to our more detailed blog posts on each Cru. But for now we hope this helps you on your exploration through the wonderful world of the 10 Crus of Beaujolais.
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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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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What is the difference between Beaujolais, Beaujolais Village, and the Beaujolais Crus?

What is the difference between Beaujolais, Beaujolais Village, and the Beaujolais Crus?

The Beaujolais wine region is not small, but it isn’t too complicated either, and it’s definitely easier to understand than many French regions like Burgundy or the Rhône. The first thing to understand is that the wines of Beaujolais are divided into three in three Classifications: Beaujolais, Beaujolais Villages, and Beaujolais Crus. 

Joshua Cohen
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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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