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From the legendary Château de Beaucastel to the partnership with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at Miraval, Famille Perrin has experienced more than a century of success. Voted Personality of the Year...
Louis Roederer has wrapped its Cristal 2002 jeroboam in 23 feet of hand-carved 24-karat-gold latticework ($25,000). Designed by the Paris-based artist Philippe Di Méo, this is the first limited-...
A collection of 270 Champagnes dating from 1914 to 2004 will make their debut on November 13, when Sotheby’s London auctions off Moët & Chandon’s Grand Vintage Collection. The bottles were...
Armand de Brignac is offering its most decadent collection of Champagnes yet. The limited-edition Dynastie collection comprises nine bottles of the house’s Brut Gold Champagne in sizes from the...
You might need a crane to uncork the new limited-edition, 15-liter Rosé Nebuchadnezzar Champagne released this month by Armand de Brignac . At 77 pounds and nearly 3 feet tall, the Rosé...
Perhaps one of the most significant events to occur at Maison Louis Jadot since its doors first opened in 1859 will occur at the end of this year, when, after more than four decades, winemaker...
In the minds of most enthusiasts, Médoc is the cradle of Bordeaux. After all, this important region on the Left Bank of the Gironde River is home to four of the great châteaux that received First...
When salvage diver Peter Lindberg discovered 162 bottles of Champagne that had been tucked away in the hull of a shipwrecked schooner in the cool waters of Finland’s Åland archipelago since the early...
To ring in the New Year, the three winemaking branches of the Rothschild family are introducing Champagne to the U.S. market. The three varietals, aptly named the Barons de Rothschild Brut, Blanc de...
Moulin de Vaudon, the idyllic property on which Joseph Drouhin’s winery in Chablis is located, is home to a converted18th-century mill. Here, Chardonnay grapes from the Drouhin family’s nearby...
Named for a 14th-century wine jug found in Avignon, Domaine du Pegau is owned and operated by the legendary Feraud family, who have overseen its vineyards for multiple generations. This wine is...
Perhaps the most magnificent vineyard in Burgundy, this property produces Pinot Noir that has the potential to age for decades. This exuberant vintage possesses concentrated flavors of sweet ripe...
In 1946, Étienne Guigal established this domaine, which is now under the direction of his son, Marcel. Guigal produces stunning cuvées from both northern and southern Rhône appellations. Dazzling...
This négociant , founded in 1865, had a longstanding reputation for using traditional winemaking methods to produce wines that cellared exceptionally well. The firm, however, was sold several years...
The late Paul Avril’s son, Vincent, is in charge of this venerable estate, where he carries on his family’s traditions brilliantly. This wine has almost too many attributes to list; nevertheless, its...
The son of Alexis Lichine—a leading figure of 20th-century winemaking—Sacha Lichine, proprietor of Château d’Esclans, has raised industry eyebrows with his unwavering dedication to crafting the world...
One of the classic producers of Champagne, Taittinger has created a special vintage Champagne honoring artist Robert Rauschenberg. In the glass and on the palate, this wine is a work of art that...
Founded in 1729 in Reims, Ruinart is the oldest producer of Champagne. This wine is crafted entirely from Chardonnay and is redolent of raspberry and wild strawberry; flavors of lemon cream pie drive...
Founded in 1776, this estate in Reims was bequeathed in 1833 to Louis Roederer, who brought the property to international prominence. Although the firm—which also owns estates in Bordeaux, Provence,...
The name of this special Champagne and its curvaceous 17th-century-style bottle pay homage to the reign of Louis XIV, whose support for the careers of numerous influential French artists gave rise to...
This single-vineyard blanc de noirs Champagne—a sister wine to the house’s famed Clos du Mesnil blanc de blancs—comes from Pinot Noir vines on a small property in the village of Ambonnay. Three...
Möet & Chandon is one of the world’s largest Champagne producers, and the firm’s flagship producer, Dom Pérignon, remains, in the minds of connoisseurs, the region’s standard of highest...
The house was established in 1818 and is now headed by François Billecart, who crafts elegant wines inspired by his personal maxim: “Tradition is meaningless without great quality.” Intense nuances...
A fine architect of crisp whites from Chablis, William Fèvre delivers in this multifaceted 2007 Les Clos delicious flavors of pear, flint, and saddle leather.
This walled vineyard was purchased back in 1826 by Louis Henry Denis Jadot, and its Pinot Noir fruit perfectly represents the style and essence of Maison Jadot. The color of its 2008 vintage is a...
This white is one of the great wines of Chassagne-Montrachet. This vintage was the first in which the Drouhin family added the name of the Morgeot vineyard to the label. The wine saturates the palate...
Founded over 400 years ago, Domaine Trimbach produces the definitive Alsatian dry white wine, thanks to the limestone-rich soils of Ribeauvillé. This vintage exhibits reserved grapefruit, limestone,...
Domaine Leflaive is known to bottle some of the richest, most enchanting, most complex whites in all of Burgundy. This pure Chardonnay has aromas of melted butter, honeysuckle, and lemon zest. On the...
The Pouilly-Fumé of Baron Patrick de Ladoucette, a descendant of the Comte Lafond, is amongst the best in the Loire Valley. The broad profile of this steely white wine includes aromas of flint and...
The Faiveley family produces some of Burgundy’s most consistent wines, but with this release from the 2008 vintage, they have outdone themselves. This red wine has powerful aromas of kirsch, chalky...

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