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Sylvain Pataille is one of the new breed of winemakers who first achieved the highest level of technical training before beginning to craft his own wines. A highly-regarded consulting oenologist, who still advises over 15 Burgundy domaines, Pataille has in very short order built up (mostly en fermage) a domaine of some 15 hectares, all in Marsannay, the northernmost, and most recent (1987) AOC of the Côte de Nuits.     Domaine Pataille currently produces 12 cuvées, including not only red, white and rosé Marsannay (Marsannay being the only appellation in the Côte d’Or permitted AC rosé), but also Aligoté,...

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When Kurt Cobain's Journals were published in 2002 they provided fans with genuine insight into the man and his music through both his diary entries as well as a series of deeply personal illustrations. The subjects Kurt tackled ranged from his own insecurities through to pop culture and on his dissatisfaction with the world he saw around him. Throughout the 280-page book, his fascination with music runs deep.     Like every music nerd, Kurt also felt obliged to compile a list of his favorite records, labelling it ​‘Top 50 By Nirvana' That list is presented here with some our annotations in the form of wine. We suggest you dig in to this music....

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In our blog series; ‘Rebels of Wine’, We get personal with some of our wine makers who showcase their talents through minimal intervention methods of wine making and their passion for terroir (amongst other things that excite them).  It is with their commitment to creating honest and true wines that we are able to build the foundations of our offerings. Let's get crackin! This month we were honored to sit down with Valentin Montanet who makes, stunning natural wines from the Vezaley region of Burgundy under his families flagship La Soeur Cadette winery along with his mother's (Catherine Montanet) offshoot project Domaine Montanet-Thoden .   Give...

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Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. Until 2013, the band comprised Black Francis (vocals, rhythm guitar, songwriter), Joey Santiago (lead guitar), Kim Deal (bass, backing vocals) and David Lovering (drums). The band disbanded acrimoniously in 1993, but reunited in 2004. After Deal left in 2013, Pixies hired Kim Shattuck as a touring bassist; she was replaced the same year by Paz Lenchantin, who became a permanent member in 2016. Pixies are associated with the 1990s alternative rock boom, and draw on elements including punk rock and surf rock. Their music is known for...

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Something for Sundays …. "Julien Pineau, 35, is the personification of his organic wines. Between hard work, madness, sweetness, thoughts by the fire, and tasting of sincere wines, it’s time for a year in the vineyards! The idea of the film is to frame a year of daily, intimate life. Energy meets poetry, when the unconventional epicurean decides that this ancestral work on the land will be his. An intense context for a rich and exceptional human experience." Sit back, open a bottle and click to watch  

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