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Paris-Montreal : Swing and Grands Crus

Paris-Montreal : Swing and Grands Crus

5,500 kilometres separate these two cities with strong cultural ties cemented by the French language. The French are always welcomed with open arms by their cousins in Quebec. In early August, I once again enjoyed, with 17 other wine producers from Bordeaux and Burgundy, a friendly time combing wine and golf organised by the Société des Alcools du Québec. As a major distributor of wine and spirits,... [read more]

Burgundy and the UNESCO World Heritage Program

Burgundy and the UNESCO World Heritage Program

The “climates” of Burgundy filed in 2002 to be recognized as a World Heritage Region. The regions of Côte de Nuits and Beaune are among the most prestigious in the world and deserve by their quality and diversity to be part of the World Heritage Program. “Climate” is the local word for “terroir”: I explained all about it on my site. The maps will give you an idea... [read more]

Video: L’Estimée 2007

Video: L’Estimée 2007

Daniel McKeever shares his tasting of my L’Estimée 2007. I’m really happy he enjoyed it! There is a story behind the name of this special cuvee. The Paquelin family has been present in Chassagne-Montrachet since the 15th century, and its descendents are still to be found in the village. However, due to a lack of male descendents, the surnames of the in-laws, such as Coffinet (1866) and... [read more]

Organic Attitude of Domaine J.N. Gagnard

Organic Attitude of Domaine J.N. Gagnard

I took my first steps in winemaking in 1989, the year I arrived at the Domaine. I spent the first ten years (1989-1999) in a quest to identify the essence – the deep-down uniqueness – of each of our terroirs. This laid the foundations of my philosophy concerning vineyard management and environmental practices at the Domaine. In 2000, I put a stop to the use of herbicides in our vines and started... [read more]

J.N. Gagnard Wines  distinguished during the “Grands Jours de Bourgogne”

J.N. Gagnard Wines distinguished during the “Grands Jours de Bourgogne”

March 22-27, 2010

The “Grands Jours de Bourgogne” event just closed its doors. Dedicated only to wine professionals, the event attracted a lot of journalists, enologists, sommeliers and buyers. It was the first time I was part of this prestigious event. I presented my 2008 Premiers Crus blancs Blanchots-Dessus and Caillerets as well as the Village Appellation Les Chaumes in white and the Cuvée L’Estimée... [read more]

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