A Visit with Le Grappin – Tasting Vintages 2015 & 2016

We had a great visit with Andrew and Emma in November in their cozy cuverie tucked into the ramparts of Beaune. When Fanny Sabre moved to a larger space in Pommard, Andrew jumped at the opportunity to make wine in this historic space, which is now busting at the seams due to increased production of their Du Grappin […]

New arrivals from Domaine Charlopin-Tissier

Domaine Charlopin-Tissier

Domaine Charlopin-Tissier We are honored to introduce Yann Charlopin, a young winemaker out of Morey-Saint-Denis from a family of winemakers with exceptional holdings up and down the Côte de Nuits. Yann set out on his own and with the advice from mentor Jean-Marie Fourrier, he purchased the vineyards and the small Domaine in the old […]

Mark Haisma Visit – Winemaker Events

Mark Haisma

Mark Haisma visited the west coast in May to host a series of winemaker dinners, staff training and tastings in Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. We’re so happy friends old and new finally got a chance to meet Mark – he is truly one of a kind and is as charming as his […]

Professional Tasting Notes On Mark Haisma – 2014 Vintage

Tim Atkin 12th November 2015, London WHITES Saint Romain Le Jarron 92/100 Sourced from a 0.5 hectare parcel, this is a wine that often needs a year in bottle to show at its best, but is still enormously drinkable young. Showing slight carbon dioxide at this point (which adds to the wine’s zip), it’s textured and attractively […]

Terranea Celebration of Food and Wine

Join Amitié Wines at Terranea Resort on September 26 for the second annual Celebration of Food & Wine festival. Terranea is a beautiful setting and their Celebration of Food & Wine is an event not to be missed, featuring Farm-to-Terranea cuisine and wine tastings from around the world. Terranea’s Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra and Resort […]

Harvest Tweets: Les Vendanges – Millésime 2015

It’s that time of year again! Les Vendanges has arrived earlier than usual in Burgundy and most are celebrating the perfect late season weather. The vines suffered through an early summer heat wave but rains in late summer have improved the outlook of the vintage dramatically. The smaller grapes mean volume may be slightly down compared to last year but should provide an […]

Join Amitié Wines at L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade to support the fight against childhood cancer.

Come hang out with the best and brightest Chefs including Roy Choi, Giada De Laurentis, John Besh, Ludo LeFevre & many others will be there cooking to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes. We’ll be pouring our imports from Burgundy along with some other brilliant vintners and mixologists all in support of a great cause. L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade is hosted by Chef Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne (Lucques, […]

Le Grappin @ Mama Shelter Los Angeles

Le Grappin @ Mama Shelter Los Angeles

It’s fitting that Andrew Nielsen’s hand crafted Burgundy has found a home in LA’s new Mama Shelter hotel restaurant and bar. Nielsen is a true original, celebrating terroir from often overlooked sites in the region and creating beautiful, pure wines. Learn more about Le Grappin Artists descend on Mama Shelter hotel in Hollywood to turn […]

Now Available: Terroir of Chablis Mixed 6-Pack

Terroir of Chablis Mixed 6-Pack

Included in Amitié Wines Terroir of Chablis Mixed 6-Pack is a fabulous horizontal selection of Chablis premier cru from Marcel et Blanche Févre. Buy Amitié Wines Terroir of Chablis Mixed 6-Pack for a chance to sample some of the best Premier Cru Chablis available side by side to discover distinct differences in terroir. Free shipping! […]

Introducing Amitié Wines Signature Mixed 6-Pack

Amitié Wines Signature Mixed 6-Pack

We set out to put together a group of some of our best-loved Burgundies from our collection and ended up with this group of 6 wines from across our portfolio. All of these are beautifully food friendly wines that can be enjoyed immediately or cellared for special occasions. Amitié Wines Signature Mixed 6-Pack is the […]

Oysterfest 2015 at Meritage Wine Market

Join us for Oysterfest at Meritage Wine Market R.S.V.P. is required due to the limited amount of guests. Meritage Wine Market 162 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd A10, Encinitas 92024 Call Meritage today at 760.479.2500 to save your spot! Featured at Oysterfest 2015 will be a selection of Chablis from Domaine Sébastien Dampt and Marcel […]

Harvest Tweets: Les Vendanges – Millésime 2014

Les Vendages during the Great War

Photo: 100 years ago – Les Vendanges during World War I. Les Vendanges in the Cote d’Or & Chablis is fast approaching and we will post a continuously updated page of “Harvest Tweets” from Burgundy. Bookmark this page to keep up to date on how harvest is going! #scoop L'explication enfin trouvée sur le manque de raisins en […]

Experience Rosé du Grappin at Veladora and the Pony Room at Rancho Valencia

Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa, Southern California's only Relais and Chateaux property

Visit the Pony Room and Veladora at the Rancho Valencia and enjoy the hand made, environmentally friendly Le Grappin Rosé from Burgundy. Rosé du Grappin is made by artisinal Burgundy wine maker Andrew Nielsen of Le Grappin and it is phenomenal! At only 10% alcohol, this rosé is wonderful with or without food, and pairs exceptionally well with The Pony Room’s farm to table cuisine. Le Grappin also produces outstanding 1er cru and village Burgundy. Click here to learn more about Le Grappin and to purchase for shipment.

Lobsterfest at Meritage Wine Market

Lobsterfest at Meritage Wine Market

Saturday, October 4th from 5:30-9:30p.m. Meritage Wine Market 162 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, Encinitas, CA 92024 $100 per person (Must RSVP and limited to the first 75 people) Join us for a fantastic feast of steamed Lobster with all the fixins! We will have an array of lobster small bites during “cocktail hour,” followed […]

Andrew Nielsen of Le Grappin on list of “Top 10 Unsung Burgundy Producers”

Le Grappin Barrels

We caught up with Andrew this past December at his new cuveree found within the 16th century ramparts of Beaune. We had the opportunity to taste the ’12s in December 2012 and they already were showing great purity, I remember being really intrigued about the potential of his new 1er crus “Boucherottes” and the 1er […]

Domaine Sébastien Dampt Chablis Arriving in March

Domaine Sebastien Dampt Concrete Egg

Pictured above is a new concrete egg tank for the vinification of the 2013 1er Cru Les Beugnons, which Sébastien will release next year.  Les Beugnons is located at the south west tip of the Vaillons vineyard. We’re excited, to say the least, about getting Sébastien’s fabulous Chablis and 1er Cru Chablis back in stock this March. […]

Join us for Oysterfest at Meritage Wine Market

Enjoy all you can eat Raw Bar with all the fixins’ and Rockefeller on the grill. We will be pouring a lineup of incredible Burgundy including new arrival 1er Cru Chablis, Cote de Beaune whites and lovely Cote de Nuits reds. When: Saturday, April 26 Where: Meritage Wine Market Time: 2pm to 5pm Cost: $50 […]

Wines available in Original Wood Case for the Holidays

A few of our wines available in original wood case include: Mark Haisma 2011 Grand Cru Bonnes Mares (Only one 6-pack in OWC available in the U.S.) Domaine Michel Mallard et fils 2010 Grand Cru Corton Charlemagne (order 6 to receive OWC) Domaine Michel Mallard et fils 2008 Grand Cru Corton Les Renardes (order 6 to receive […]

Les Vendanges – Millésime 2013

The harvest is in full swing in Burgundy. “The vineyards of the Bourgogne region are poised to yield a harvest of healthy, perfectly formed grapes, with small, well-ventilated bunches on vines that have enjoyed a particularly sunny summer.” –Bourgogne Wine Board We wanted to share some photos and news with you here. We’ll continue to […]

Save the Date: Burgundy Tasting at Meritage Wine Market October 18

Join us at Meritage Wine Market in Encinitas for a tasting of our selections from the Cote d’Or. Details to follow. Please join our mailing list to stay informed about this tasting and to find out about future events with Amitie Wines.   Join our mailing list

The wines from Mark Haisma have arrived!

“He seems to have struck gold. His wines have an excellent balance between fruit, expression and refreshment without being in any way wimpish. The wines are also, appetisingly, bone dry.” -Jancis Robinson We could not be more excited about the arrival of Mark Haisma’s Gevrey-Chambertin, Saint-Romain, Bonnes Mares and Cornas from his Cellar in Gevrey. […]

Announcing Domaine Clos de la Chapelle

Available for shipment September 4, 2013 “The exquisite monopole vineyard, Clos de la Chapelle, has a long and colorful history, intertwined with the story of the beautiful chapel, for which it is named, and the historic village of Volnay, once home of the Dukes of Burgundy. The chapel vineyard is located directly across the lane […]

Oysterfest with Meritage Wine Market

Oyster Shucking and Chablis Meritage Wine Market

Meritage Wine Market in Encinitas, California hosted an Oysterfest wine tasting event with several stations of all you can eat oysters with wine pairings. Amitié Wines brought our whole range of Domaine Sébastien Dampt and Maison Dampt wines from Chablis. Many said their favorite wines of the day were the Premier Cru Les Vaillons and the […]

Introducing Amitié Wines

Amitié Wines is a Direct from Domaine Burgundy online wine store & distributor offering wine from vinificateurs passionate about terroir, earth-friendly farming & gentle winemaking techniques. We offer the best, most fairly priced Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that we have selected on our visits to Burgundy and Chablis. Browse AmitieWines.com to view our selections from […]

Direct From Domaine Burgundy and Chablis Now Available

Just in from France, our portfolio of small production direct from Domaine Burgundy and Chablis is now available for shipping and is beginning to appear in stores. Click through the tabs below to learn about the winemakers and to view a brief list of the wines. Click through on the links to explore each wine in […]

Wine shipments arriving from Burgundy Domaines

It has been a big week for Amitié Wines… Just in, direct from Burgundy: Domaine Michel Mallard, Domaine Pierre Amiot, Le Grappin, Laleure-Piot, Marcel et Blanche Fevre. We have been receiving great feedback this week! Browse the wines on our shopping page & on the shelf at Meritage Wine Market in Encinitas, California.

How To Shuck Oysters; Wine Pairing Ideas

Before shucking your oysters, plan out your platter and sauces. We love the French classic Mignonette sauce with our oysters. Note that the Mignonette sauce ingredients need to get to know each other for at least a day in order to taste their best. Please see the 2 Mignonette sauce recipes below & choose according […]

Sole Meuniere Recipe with Wines from Chablis

What to do when you see a great-looking Dover sole at your local fish market – make Sole Meuniere! Sole Meuniere is a classic French dish featuring fresh Dover sole, butter and lemon. We’ve had a few unsavory experiences with sole that had been previously frozen, so take a trip to a local fish market […]

Update on the Le Grappin En Primeurs

The Le Grappin 2011 Savigny-les-Beaune Rouge and Blanc en primeur offerings have been received very well in the US. Some initial feedback we’ve gotten from those who have tasted it is extremely favorable for both the red and white. It has been fun to see the tweets coming in from winemakers, shops, restaurateurs and collectors in France, […]

A List of Paris Caves

Someone in a shop wrote up this list for us when we asked about wine stores that might carry some interesting older Burgundies. We look forward to visiting all of these caves on the list some day. Another cave that I would add to the list is one we stumbled across after an afternoon eating […]

La Derniere Goutte

La Derniere Goutte

La Derniere Goutte is a charming shop we’ve come across a few times. I mention it here because of the excellent, friendly shopkeepers and interesting, varied selection of French wines. Like many of the stores in central paris it is more organic and natural wine focused, but La Derniere Goutte balances many types of wines […]

Winter in Beaune Grèves and Les Teurons Vineyards

Beaune Les Teurons looking toward Beaune

Winter time slideshow of photographs of premier cru vineyards Beaune Grèves (Les Grèves) and Les Teurons in the Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France. Want to talk wine? Email me at info@amitiewines, tweet @AmitieWines, or feel free to add your comments below. To Friendship!

Happy New Year from Amitié Wines

It is with great pleasure to say that Amitié Wines is opening the new year with a pre-arrival for two very special wines from Le Grappin, an artisan vinificateur out of Savigny-lés-Beaune in the Cote d’Or. Please click the below links to learn much more about Le Grappin.  Le Grappin 2011 Savigny les Beaune Blanc  Le […]

Amitié Wines Welcomes Le Grappin

We are honored to announce that Amitié Wines will be representing Le Grappin, an artisan vinificateur out of Savigny-lés-Beaune in the Cote d’Or. Andrew Nielsen, of Le Grappin has lovingly created two exceptional wines that are the product of tireless work in the vineyards and incredible efforts during vendages. Andrew’s philosophy of using a combination […]

New Friendships in the Cote d’Or and Chablis

We are delighted with our new partners up and down the Cote d’Or and Chablis. Included are family domaines with vineyard holdings passed down for generations along with artisan producers crafting wines from rising terroirs. Our first offering is coming soon from a one of a kind winemaker working in an up and coming village […]

L’Avant Comptoir

We love the warm welcome we’ve always received at L’Avant Comptoir, the communal atmosphere and helpful and friendly staff. We always enjoy the experience of trying new and old items on their menu. Highlights this trip were the perfectly roasted coquilles Saint-Jacques pictured above and the jambon croquettes. The wines selected by the staff are usually from […]

Back to Burgundy again

Barrels

Our dance card is filling up for our buying trip this year in Burgundy. Amitié Wines is extremely excited about the producers we are meeting with in hopes of making these highly regarded wines more accessible to you, some for the first time in the United States. Please sign up for our newsletter to get […]

Beaune market day

Beaune Saturday market - olives

Beaune has a large Saturday market day with about 150 stalls that fills many streets of the town and a smaller Wednesday market that is mainly fruits and vegetables and a few regional specialties, centered around the Place de la Halle. Beaune market day brings in loads of locals from the surrounding towns. There are smaller market […]