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Essential Winemakers

Read about the wines of our Essential Winemakers — an elite group of producers who consistently make excellent wine — with this archive of wine articles.

  • François Baur

    The Wines… Like many of Alsace’s producers, Domaine François Baur has a ridiculously large range of wines....

  • Arnaud Lambert

    The Wines… Arnaud Lambert is a biodynamic and organic winemaker in the Loire River Valley which oversees...

  • Eric Texier

    The Wines… This négociant makes a series of compelling wines from all over eastern France. Throughout his...

  • Defaix

    The Wines… This family affair produces fine Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in two vastly different parts of Burgundy:...

  • Château Gassier

    The Wines… Like the joyous landscape of Provence, the wines of Château Gassier are intended for pleasure,...

  • Château du Moulin-à-Vent

    The Wines… Once again the paragon of Moulin-à-Vent, this historic château is churning out deep, detailed and...

  • Castello di Volpaia

    The Wines… Castello di Volpaia has the standard Chianti Classico roster of wines: an annata Chianti Classico DOCG,...

  • Vietti

    The Wines… Vietti is one of Piedmont’s most storied winemaking houses, and among the most respected in...

  • Olivier Bernstein

    The Wines… A focused, precise fleet of Pinot Noir from some of the Côte de Nuits’ very best...

  • First-Taste Guide to Saint-Péray Blanc

    An Appellation Whose Identity Comes Down to Percentages

  • Can Albariño Conquer the Central Coast?

    At First Blush, It Would Seem So.

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