Dennis Sherman has an intimate insider’s knowledge of Burgundy. Based in the region for over twenty five years, he has a great understanding of everything Burgundian, from the appellations and the wines to the history and the personalities, as well as a keen appreciation of just what makes these wines so great.
Dennis’s connections with the small vintners and his local knowledge have allowed us to source fantastic Burgundy that is not always otherwise available in the US. His wine notes and blog keep us informed of his tastings and how the winemakers are handling current conditions. Elden has become our personal taster, contact and buyer in Burgundy!
Thanks for keeping our glasses full of good juice!
I’ve had the pleasure of buying Elden Selection wines for more than a decade. They personally know the producers, and present excellent wines you can’t get here, at very reasonable prices.
It would be difficult to find a couple as totally entrenched in Burgundy as Dennis and Ellie. They have spent a lifetime delivering authentic experiences to countless travelers. I can’t imagine anyone who will work harder to bring the best examples of terroir driven Burgundy to your cellar.
My wife and I shared a bottle of your William Nahan Chablis last evening on our deck at sunset. You cannot beat that for a wine experience. Congratulations on the ‘fruit’ of your labor!
I really appreciate how much you have helped me build my collection. I look forward to continuing my Burgundy journey with you. I have learned so much about the region and its wines because of you. I am so glad that I decided to give these wines another try after years of frustration. You made it possible and I am deeply grateful.
I met Dennis and Ellie over 10 years ago while traveling with Papillon and have been buying wines from Elden ever since! In fact, it was because of Dennis and Ellie that I started my love affair with the wines of Burgundy. And what a love affair that has been! Because of this wonderful couple I have had the privilege of being introduced to and ultimately collecting and drinking some of the most rare and phenomenal burgundies… and for that I am grateful!
My wife and I just tried the Capitain Ladoix ‘Micaude’. We were absolutely floored by how good it is! You are absolutely right that it is a blend of elegance and finesse with powerhouse side that is hidden away. I consider it be the best value wine that I have purchased from you so far. This is one wine that is going to be a staple for me.
I was in Burgundy in the summer of 1996 and I heard of a young man who wanted to export small-production burgundy. I signed on as customer #5 in 1997. I have never been disappointed in Dennis Sherman in any way. It is always a delight to do business with Elden Selections.
Visitors are often surprised that these famous wines which the great wide world prizes so highly actually come from sleepy little villages and minuscule plots of land that are worked by small-hold farmers and their families.
That these vineyards all have names, that you can taste the difference from one to the next, well that’s just Burgundy. That some parcels produce a mere few thousand bottles a year, and when it’s gone, it’s gone, that’s Burgundy too. And ultimately, when you see that of all of these small-hold farmers, only a handful make really great wine, well then you start to understand Burgundy from the inside out.
For those of us who live here, it’s normal; it’s a question of scale. But for the great wide world it’s a conundrum. And as that world gets ever wider, understanding Burgundy becomes more and more difficult. Out there, your choices are limited. Either you play safe and stick with those same few producers that everybody knows. Or you can risk big bucks and heartbreak on the unknown. Or… and there is another way. It’s the only way really. You come inside.
This year marks thirty years that we have been in Burgundy, and we learned long ago that good winemakers value your enthusiasm much more than they value your checkbook. That suits us just fine because Elden has never been big business. But we have been constant and loyal. And because of that we have contacts and access that are unparalleled in present day Burgundy.
We know of no one else who can take you into the real Burgundy the way that we can. From the start Elden has been here holding the cellar door open for you. It’s an invitation to come closer, to come inside. And when you do, you will find that everything Elden does, it does for you.