burgundy

Import Selection: Macon-Clesse, 1990. Cave de Vire

The southern part of Bur­gundy, France plays host to many famous communes and townships: Notably Pouilly Fuisse, Macon, and St. Veran. The town of Clesse is a sleepy french commune, its only real attraction, aside from the wine of course, being an 11th cen­tury church with an octagonal tow­er. The basic red grape of the… read more »

Import Selection: Black Marlin, 1989. Black Opal

Black Marlin? I would prefer just calling it Semillon! This month’s imported white wine comes from the celebrated Hunter River Valley in Northern Australia. Gaining a reputation of late of producing wines of distinc­tion, the Hunter River Valley has a history dating back to :1824 when a young Scot by the name of James Busby… read more »

Burgundy vs Bordeaux

“Paul, I joined the club recently. I joined because my knowledge of import wines is zero, and I would like to learn more. How do I identify a Burgundy from a Bordeaux? The label does not always say so. Friends will hand me a glass and tell me what it is. I look at their… read more »

Saint Veran, 1978. Alexis Lichine | Vintage Wine History and Information

SAINT VERAN. 1978 – ALEXIS LICHINE by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | February 1983 A Saint Veran wine comes from the region of Macon, in southern Burgundy. It is a satellite of the famous Pouilly-Fuisse wines. In 1971, it gained its own designation, and now seven villages in this area (Chanes, Saint-Amour, Saint-Verand, Prisse, Chasse­las, Leynes,… read more »

Food with Wine: La Tache

Food with Wine: La Tache Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | January 1985 I was stopped by a young mother at a shop­ping mall last month. She had her two children with her. They were restless, so I did not have the opportunity to answer her ques­tion fully. I did not catch her name. She had introduced… read more »

The Shape of Correct Wine Glasses

  By Paul Kalemkiarian April 1983