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We had a party last night for about 20 including all of the participants in our upcoming Octobertrip to Burgundy with you and Ellie. We enjoyed quite a few bottles of your wine and it helped make our party a success. We are enjoying drinking Burgundy every day, and appreciate your guidance.
We have been buying from Elden Selections for many years, and it has always been a pleasure to do so. Dennis Sherman’s offerings are from small producers, often from lesser-known appellations. The quality-price ratio is always high, and the wines represent good value. Elden Selections are knowledgeable. You can deal with them with confidence.
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!
I had all but given up on Burgundy. I just never had much luck buying Burgundy wines on my own, even at very good wine stores. Now I am kicking myself for having bought so much California Pinot Noir. They do not hold a candle to Burgundy. I have been reading a lot about the Burgundy appellations, and your characterization of the wines is so accurate. You are really good at this.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Great job once again. You have turned me into a big white wine fan. Your description of a good white Burgundy hits the nail on the head: pure fruit, little or no wood, good acidity and floral freshness. This will be my standard on how to judge not only good Burgundy, but all white wine.
Elden Selections is much more than just a place to buy Burgundy wine.
You can buy Burgundy anywhere.
But it’s nearly always that same Burgundy. Wines that have been rated and created by the industry and priced accordingly. And what’s worse, despite those prices, a lot of these wines will break your heart with mediocrity. Burgundy is a minefield, and many a wine lover has been scared away.Elden Selections is different. We specialize in small-production estate-bottled Burgundy wines, many that are not otherwise available in the US. We live in Burgundy. Have done for 30 years. We know these winemakers and their families. First and foremost they are farmers, and they know that there is no good wine without good grapes.
Living here means we can follow these winemakers year round. We see the harsh winter work in the vines, the frantic anxiety as spring explodes. Their summer is our summer. And when the harvest comes, it’s like any farming community. Word travels fast. So we know.
Elden Selections are wines from producers that we have known for years, wines that were cherry-picked first for our own cellar, wines that we have followed from bud burst to the bottle.
We are here to bring you closer to the real Burgundy, to give you an insider’s take on the wine and the region. We want you to meet the winemakers. We want you to know what is going on in the vines and what that means for the wine. We want you to taste as the locals taste, to think like a Burgundian… which ultimately lets you think for yourself.
Elden Selections takes you inside Burgundy. We are your feet on the ground, your finger in the pie, your tasting room in Burgundy, working closely with the winemakers themselves to bring you the best wine in every vintage.