Beaujolais Blog Bonanza! We can't get enough!

Beaujolais Blog Bonanza! We can't get enough!

Beaujolais has been a hit at Flatiron wines since we opened. 

It's the perfect wine for us -- or the perfect wineS, since really, Beaujolais means a so many different things--from the festive Beaujolais Nouveau and Beaujolais wines we like to crush with friends, to the beautifully expressive Beaujolais Villages, right on up to the exceptional, terroir-specific Crus.  

Maggie Scudder
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Everything you need to know about the Wachau!

Everything you need to know about the Wachau!

The Wachau Valley is the epicenter of Austria’s greatest wines. In fact, to many wine consumers, the wines of the Wachau are the wines of Austria. 

While that sentiment sells Austria short, ignoring many diverse and excellent wine regions, it’s not baseless. The Wachau’s vineyards, defined 1,000 years ago by local monks, are known for producing some of the world’s greatest white wines. 

Clara Dalzell
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Read Now: Flatiron's Guide to Austrian Wine

Read Now: Flatiron's Guide to Austrian Wine

It’s an exciting time to discover the wines of Austria. The dynamic styles produced by the technically proficient graduates of the Klosterneuburg juxtapose the experimental natural winemakers breaking the mold in every region.
Clara Dalzell
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The NY Times' Summer Sparkling Wines: Crémants, Pét-Nats and More

The NY Times' Summer Sparkling Wines: Crémants, Pét-Nats and More

We spotted a recent column in the New York Times from the esteemed Eric Asimov — a column encouraging readers to celebrate even the mundane with 12 bottles of fizzy wine, and not a Champagne among them. All of our favorites, from every corner of the winemaking world and from myriad varieties, were represented. 
Valerie Pimpinelli
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Barolo Breakdown: Part 4, Castiglione is here!

Barolo Breakdown: Part 4, Castiglione is here!

Here, you have wines that have intense structure and aromas – of course, as this is Barolo! – but also poise.  Maybe it doesn’t quite strike you as strongly on that first sip, as do wines from some other villages. But elegance is like that. Get to the end of the first glass and you will be thoroughly persuaded to pour yourself a second.
Jeff Patten
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Barolo Breakdown, Part 3 is here!

Barolo Breakdown, Part 3 is here!

These vineyards only make up about 10% of the DOC Barolo, but they make a far larger percentage of the best known wine, and 100% of the village is entitled to produce Nebbiolo called Barolo. The swathe of Crus that contain the name “Cannubi” produce some of the world’s greatest Nebbiolo. This is a bit like all those Crus in Vosne that contain the word “Romanee”.  But at like one fifth of the price.
Jeff Patten
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Barolo Breakdown: La Morra

Barolo Breakdown: La Morra

La Morra is a very important village! And not just because it’s charming to visit and has a number of top producers and vineyard sites. 
Jeff Patten
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The Barolo Breakdown is Here

The Barolo Breakdown is Here

In the next few weeks, our blog will take you through Barolo. Today, we have an overview of the DOC. In coming weeks, we’ll travel village by village, to break down Barolo.
Jeff Patten
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Part 2 of our Sancerre Guide is Here! All About Silex!

Part 2 of our Sancerre Guide is Here! All About Silex!

The wines of Sancerre are getting better and better, which can largely be attributed to two things: better viticultural practices, and a more Burgundian approach to terroir, i.e. single-vineyard or soil-specific cuvées. To get a better look at these changes, there's no better place to look than the flinty (aka "silex") soils on the eastern edges of Sancerre.
JR Thomason
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Our 4-Part Guide to Sancerre

Our 4-Part Guide to Sancerre

Over the last several decades, the name Sancerre has become synonymous with premium dry white wine, making it the safe choice for consumers with no other requirements. As such, it's become one of wine's greatest hits, a wine region with nearly unparalleled brand recognition and customer devotion.
Maggie Scudder
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Our Guide to Madeira is Here

Our Guide to Madeira is Here

Madeira is a wine of history, made by mistake and crafted by circumstance. With the ability to last for hundreds of years, sometimes it is, quite literally, bottled history.
Clara Dalzell
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The Story Behind Vouette et Sorbee

The Story Behind Vouette et Sorbee

You can read the entire story behind this icon of Biodynamic Viticulture HERE on our main blog. The story is fascinating and it gives the already fascinating and expressive wines an enriching context.
Maggie Scudder
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