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24/7 Meat in Paris at “La Maison de L’Aubrac”!

Maison de l'Aubrac at night

Of course there are many restaurants in Paris serving good beef, but if you’re looking for the one go-to point for your sudden fix of meat, then La Maison de l’Aubrac certainly should be high on your list, since it also is the one such place that is open any time a day for the entire week.

And somehow you feel like there’s a special kind of vibe in this place, which isn’t far from the Champs-Elysées. There seems to be a mix of testosterone and beef vapors in the air and a common spirit of meat-greed that unifies all patrons. Read the rest of this entry »

A Wine-Bar-crawl through Saint-Germain !

L'Avant-Comptoir Wine Bar
L’Avant-Comptoir, near place de l’Odéon

It is always a pleasure to take a dive into the Paris wine scene, also because it naturally is different than the scene in Germany and other countries. At the moment, wine bars in Paris are driven by the Vin Naturel craze and the hunger for organic and farmed produce. Our first stop (in a wine bar) on that March weekend was at L’Avant-Comptoir, this narrow, standing-only bar adjascent to Le Comptoir, Yves Camdeborde’s acclaimed restaurant and which are both located in the ground floor of his hotel, the Relais Saint-Germain. Read the rest of this entry »

Foseph Diouhin: a Chinese copycat of Joseph Drouhin?

Foseph Diouhin?

Usually I don’t do mockery, and please don’t take this post as such. Actually I laugh about this picture as I’d laugh about some of my own mistakes. And I guess even the maison Joseph Drouhin might smile about this quite original spelling of its name (seen in an upscale Chinese restaurant in Shanghai).

2005 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru ” Abbaye de Morgeot”, Domaine Olivier Leflaive – A Mainstream Premier Cru

This second bottle of white Burgundy for Christmas represents the complete opposite in style to the last-mentioned Boisson-Vadot. More oak in the nose and more fat on the palate. But everything in an elegant way, not “New World”  with butterscotch, rather with understated creamy vanilla and also more clear fruit notes such as apple and a few flowery elements. I guess the big estate Olivier Leflaive knows how to create a pleasing style, but it is for sure also the natural expression of the great vintage 2005 that comes through. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Bourgogne,France

2008 “Les grands Charrons”, Meursault, Bernard Boisson-Vadot – Chardonnay unplugged!

On to our first dry white wine we had for Christmas. This bottle by relatively unknown winemaker Bernard Boisson-Vadot was recommended by one of my regular online-wine-shops here in Germany, promising lots of bang for the buck. How does Boisson-Vadot work his vines and wines? This blog post (in French) describes that the estate is maturing its whites for up to 21 months on the lees which supposedly adds complexity. Another post (in French as well) explains that vineyards are worked in a traditional way without chemical fertilizers, and including plowing of the soils. Also, Boisson-Vadot only uses very few new barriques for the élevage (25% maximum) for maintaining a very pure expression of the grape. But beside these posts, and the retailer infos, there’s not much information to be found on the winery. So let’s just get to the wine.

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Categories: Bourgogne,France

2008 Chablis “Terroir de Chichée”, Patrick Piuze

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On a recent online-shopping raid I stumbled upon the fancy-looking wines of Patrick Piuze, a Canadian who incidently found his way into winemaking after an inspiring encounter with Marc Chapoutier. As a young man he then took a chance and worked in several chais around the world before coming back to Canada for opening a wine bar. After 2 years of that he finally joined Olivier Leflaive in Burgundy for whom he would soon oversee Chablis-making. A few winemaking-jobs later he finally decides to settle as an independent négociant, a buyer of grapes. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Bourgogne,France
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