Will and Julien Explore Argentina

Buenos Aires, AR Half the team (Will and Julien) is on the ground in Northwestern Argentina checking in on the growing season (now at the halfway mark) and sampling some new wines from local winemakers. Expect a full report soon… Will says he may have a line on...

How to Pair Wine with Thanksgiving

Baltimore, MD We’re writing to you a little earlier than usual this week regarding a serious matter. What wine(s) will you be serving at Thanksgiving this year? And if you’re visiting friends or relatives for Thanksgiving, then what will you be bringing with you? If...

Beaujolais Time!

Baltimore, MD This week, wine lovers the world over celebrate the release of Beaujolais Nouveau…  Curious about just what it is that makes the arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau at the conclusion of each year’s harvest such an anticipated event? French winemaker Julien...

What I Didn’t Understand About Champagne

Baltimore, MD C. and I opened up our bottle of Moutard NV Brut last night… Notes of tropical fruits cut by a sharp minerality and a tart bite of apple… Delicious… As we prepared the French collection for our Bonner Private Wine Partnership members some months ago, we...

A Tour de France

Paris, France Why is pinot noir from Burgundy so much more subtle than pinot noir from California? What two main characteristics do the French look for in their wine? What makes a gamay from Beaujolais such an excellent, less expensive alternative to ultra-pricey...

Under the Silver Sky

Paris, France Sipping a glass of St. Emilion up in the rafters of an old Haussmann building here on the Left Bank. The weather has finally turned here in France, l’été indien giving way to the grisaille parisienne – the silvery gray sky that once enraptured Pissarro...