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moulin à vent with just a little jazz today…

Lunch in the Auberge du Col des Truges, a little walk around Saint-Joseph, a cola in Fleurie – and then it was the the ‘Jazz in Moulin à Vent.’ Thirteen domaines showing their wines – I think I ‘tasted’ all of them – by that, I mean that they were in my glass – but with my cold I couldn’t tell you if it was red or black fruit or flowers – but I could still spot the good ones!

The forecast for today was bad all week, but we had dry – hooray – until about 15 minutes before the first band should have been on stage – typical! 21h30 we were underway back to Beaune before the music had begun – a shame but c’est la vie…

Still a great day…

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The March 2019 issue of Burgundy-Report

New Names from Chablis – 2017s
In January I did my regular blind tasting of Petit Chablis and from the pick of those wines were some domaines that I didn't already know – here they are:

Profile: Chevallier
Profile: Christophe et Fils
Profile: Eléonore Moreau
Profile: Francine et Olivier Savary
Profile: Guy et Olivier Alexandre
Profile: Moreau-Naudet
Profile: Pisse-Loup
Profile: Sylvain Mosnier

'Older' names, but not Chablis – 2017s

Berthaut-Gerbet – 2017
Clos de la Chapelle – 2017
Gouffier – 2017
Maison de la Chapelle – 2017

Wines tasted Blind
Nearly 100 wines that are less challenging for your bank balance:

2017 Beaujolais Blanc
2017 Irancy

Screw-cap versus Cork
Tasted back to 2004 with Clotilde Davenne:

Screw-caps versus Cork

The connection between elevage and barrels

Elevage, Oak & Alchemy



The February 2019 issue of Burgundy-Report
Beaujolais 2017

2017 Beaujolais – A small but often perfectly formed vintage…

The Producers
45 producers and over 300 wines – all visited in the month of February 2019. Comment from their producers on 2018 as well as 2017. As always, those extra-special wines are highlighted, though not any 2018s at it's still too early:

Anne-Sophie Dubois – 2017
Bois du Chat – 2017
Château Bellevue – 2017
Château Bonnet – 2017
Château de La Chaize – 2017
Château de La Terrière – 2017
Château des Bachelards – 2016
Château des Jacques – 2017
Château Moulin à Vent – 2016
Château Pierreux + Mommessin – 2017
Château Poncié – 2017
Château Thivin – 2017
Claire & Fabien Chasselay – 2017
Clos de la Roilette – 2017
Daniel Bouland – 2017
David-Beaupère – 2017
de Bel Air – 2017
des Nugues – 2017
du Breuil – 2018
du Paradis – 2017
Fabien Collonge – 2017
Georges Duboeuf – 2017
Girin – 2017
Jean Foillard – 2017
Julien Sunier – 2017
La Pirolette – 2017
Labruyère – 2017
Le Nid – 2016
Longère – 2017
Louis-Claude Desvignes – 2017
Manoir du Carra Sambardier – 2017
Mathieu et Camille Lapierre – 2017
Mee Godard – 2017
Monternot – Les Jumeaux – 2017
Paul Janin – 2017
Profile: Bernard Jomain
Profile: Château du Basty
Profile: David Large
Profile: Jean-Marc Burgaud
Profile: Philippe Deschamps
Raphaël Chopin – 2017
Richard Rottiers – 2017
Thillardon – 2017
Trenel – 2017
Vincent Audras – 2017

Bourgogne Côte d'Or
30 wines tasted from the maiden, 2017, vintage:

A Bourgogne Côte d’Or?

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The Finest Wines of Burgundy

A portable, hard-wearing guide to the Côte d’Or plus 90 producers of note and their best wines. Truth be told, there should have been 150 great producers – but not in the 320 pages that were prescribed.
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