Bernard Bremont

Bernard Bremont

Grand Cru Ambonnay Brut Champagne Blend

Celebratory bubbles 🍾🥂

Crisp apple, pear, apricot, pie crust, brioche, yeast, cream, and dried white flower notes.

I love that wine is a universal form of expression, capable of crossing oceans and connecting us to a different time. I love how wine is a confluence of art and science that can add a magical dimension to just about every experience.

This past summer, my husband and I, along with our friend Winston, registered for a WSET Level 3 Award in Wines class and exam. We proceeded to devote countless hours to learning about different viticultural and vinification processes and their impact on the resulting style and quality of wine; learning about old and new world regions and subregions, their histories, geographies, topographies, soil, latitudinal positioning, wine laws, terroir, noteworthy winemaking techniques and innovations, legendary winemakers and merchants, and varietals. We tasted wine after wine, learned and practiced the Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT), and explored regional varietals we’d never heard of previously.

We were welcomed into communities, groups, and gatherings, where we were mentored and supported by true and inspiring wine experts.

And, with gratitude, I’m thrilled to report we (all three of us) passed the WSET Level 3 exam with honors; I passed it with distinction.

Cheers to the amazing world of wine!! The more I learn about you, the more I love you and realize I still barely know you. I’ve just scratched the surface of your depths.
— 19 days ago

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@Mike R Thank you!! 🙏 Cheers 🥂
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Well done!! Congratulations!!!
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Vanessa

@Peter Zandbergen thank you very much 🙏 Cheers!! 🥂

Domaine de l'Espigouette (Bernard Latour)

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2017

When I lived in Houston in the aughts, I drank a few fragrant Cotes Du Rhônes from this estate, so I was eager to try their Giggie, even though I’ve grown tired of Southern Rhônes as the climate has warmed and Phillipe Cambie seemingly put a spell over the majority of producers. Well, this is a bit better than the typical blocky, heavy wines that seem increasingly prevalent there. It’s densely colored (of course), but the nose has a bit more elegance and nuance than the typical Gigondas estate these days, showing fresh dark berry fruit, really interesting almost chaparral-like garrigue/earth notes, warm stones, and meadowy wildflowers. In the mouth it’s dense, but a little lighter than the new norm thank goodness, with nice savory flavors and decent acids. Tannins are soft. It won’t make me forget Giggies from the early ‘80s, but it’s nice. — 12 days ago

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Bernard Fouquet

Cuvée Zero Brut Vouvray Chenin Blanc

NV | refined and precise bubbly from Chenin Blanc that is bone dry and is an excellent partner for sushi. Not everyone’s friend a bit acquired taste. Impressions of lime, minerals, and even some honey. Granny Smith apple in taste. — 9 days ago

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Bernard Magrez

Château Magrez Fombrauge Saint-Èmilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

Open knit...Probably because of the amount of Merlot in the blend. Out of a 375ml. The 750’s have not been bottled yet. Fun to drink. — 9 days ago

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Bernard Magrez

Chateau Pape Clément Grand Cru Classé de Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

2010 Chateau Pape Clément 😊 — 7 hours ago

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Bernard Dugat-Py

Coeur de Roy Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2001

Beautiful nose - damp forest floor and wilting roses. Darker fruits on the palate and still fairly tannic for a 20 yr old pinot. My first Dugat-Py 👌 — 17 days ago

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Domaine Bernard Baudry

Le Clos Guillot Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

A lot of fun with this beautiful Cab-Franc de Loire. Dark, shiny purple color. open nose on black fruits and mineral touches of graphite. The green notes that are sometimes found prominently on this grape are discreet and let express a beautiful round and lively juice that magnifies the fruit. It is a magnificent natural wine, unfiltered. Favorite 💓

Énormément de plaisir avec ce beau Cab-Franc de Loire. Robe violine sombre, brillante. nez ouvert sur les fruits noirs et touches minérales de graphites. Les notes vertes qu’on trouve parfois sur ce cépage de manière proéminente sont discrètes et laissent s’exprimer un beau jus rond et vif qui magnifie le fruit. C’est un magnifique vin nature, non filtré. Coup de cœur 💓
— 4 days ago

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Bernard Fouquet

Domaine des Aubuisieres Le Marigny Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2015

Vintage 2015 | Refined introverted Chenin Blanc with predominantly flint and minerals. Paired excellent with hot shrimps in tomatosauce. — 12 days ago

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Introverted Chenin Blanc. Ok that works🤔 I on the other hand am a introverted extrovert!🥺

Bernard Dubois

Clos Margot Chorey-les-Beaune Pinot Noir 2017

Pale ruby color. Aromas of bright cherry, floral, violets and mushrooms. Soft, delicate red fruit flavors and black tea finish. — 23 days ago

Rob, Tom and 16 others liked this

Bernard Levet

La Chavaroche Côte-Rôtie Syrah

Dynamite nose. Restrained on the palate. — 2 days ago

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