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Essential Winemakers of France

  • Maestracci

    Why Domaine Maestracci is Essential Where do the worlds of French and Italian wine collide? Is it...

  • Château Thivin

    Why Château Thivin is Essential In the southern stretches of the Cru du Beaujolais, the star power...

  • Billecart-Salmon

    Why Billecart-Salmon is Essential Whenever I meet a sommelier for a professional interview, I always try to...

  • Maison en Belles Lies

    Why Maison en Belles Lies is Essential Burgundy is not known for being playful. If you want...

  • Guillot-Broux

    Why Guillot-Broux is Essential Of Burgundy’s five main areas — Chablis, Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune,...

  • First-Taste Guide to Chorey-les-Beaune

    This Burgundy Village Is Not Glamorous. And That's the Point.

  • Thillardon

    Why Thillardon is Essential When assessing the estates of the Beaujolais Cru, it is helpful to view...

  • What Our Wine Icons Mean

    With the Essential Winemakers secion of this site, I not only want to guide you toward the...

  • Still Essential: Château du Moulin-à-Vent

    If Anything, the Domaine of Reference for Moulin-à-Vent is Just Getting Better

  • Jean-Pierre Guyon

    Why Jean-Pierre Guyon is Essential Of all the producers on this list, Jean-Pierre Guyon shows the most...

  • Zind-Humbrecht

    The Wines… Domaine Zind-Humbrecht offers one of Alsace’s most extensive rosters of wines. With the 2017 vintage,...

  • Château du Hureau

    Why Château du Hureau is Essential The father-daughter team behind Saumur-Champigny’s Château du Hureau represent the fifth...


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