grands jours jet-lag


grands jours de bourgogneBack from Beaune and ready to sleep. Three full days in a visitor-packed Burgundy. I went during the Grands Jours de Bourgogne which lasts seven days for the 2,000 or so registered attendees, 3 days / 2 nights was all I could spare. While there I managed to pack in 3 lunches, 2 dinners, well over 100 wines and (trumpet fanfare in the background) the best wine I ever had with a dinner – and from an merely average vintage too – 1948! Oh and did I mention it was a white? I must try to avoid any similarity to reporters who make you sick by eulogising over their most recent 48’s and 28’s etc. Oops, bugger, I had quite a special 28 too!

It was great to catch up with everyone and to see the efforts they put in to all the organised events – more on those later. Most of my notes will get written up over the next couple of weeks and end up in the ‘spring report’ as I’m short of material 😉

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There are 2 responses to “grands jours jet-lag”

  1. Phil Eaves16th March 2008 at 9:00 amPermalinkReply

    Bill, to be so fortunate that Beaune is a short hop from CH and then only to be able to afford the time for two nights what about all your other visits ? for a non professional you seem to cope quite well !!! spare a thought for those of us who plan our once or twice a year visit…….seriously jealousy has nothing to do with this email and if you believe that……….


  2. bill nanson16th March 2008 at 3:19 pmPermalinkReply

    Of course I understand 😉

    But 4 or 5 visits per year at 1-4 days is a third of my holiday entitlement! I don’t do weekends (except maybe harvest) as the interesting cellars are normally closed.


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