“The Eye: The Best Fall Products,” featuring Darroze Armagnac from the Martin Scott Wines portfolio

“The Eye: The Best Fall Products,” featuring Darroze Armagnac from the Martin Scott Wines portfolio

Few have done so much to retrieve Armagnac’s past glories from neglect as Francis Darroze, a former Michelin-starred chef and Relais & Châteaux hotelier. In 1974, with the region’s economy in the doldrums and Armagnac sales flagging, Darroze began buying up the small stocks of brandies languishing in family-farm distillers’ barns. Aging the spirits in

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“The Death-Defying Values of Savigny-les-Beaune,” featuring Domaine Simon Bize from the Martin Scott Wines portfolio

“The Death-Defying Values of Savigny-les-Beaune,” featuring Domaine Simon Bize from the Martin Scott Wines portfolio

Carved in stone above the doorway at Château de Savigny, and elsewhere in the little French town of Savigny-lès-Beaune, is the motto “Les vins de Savigny sont nourrissants, théologiques et morbifuges.” Nourishing seems like a comparatively safe and mundane claim, but I’m not sure what it means for a wine to be theological. As for

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September 5, 2015

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