a few notes from today…


Of-course it’s Grands Jours de Bourgogne week, and you know that there was a bit of early jogging – but it was worth it, despite the freezing hands 😉

Tastings in Chablis today, and the it’s an impressive undertaking to get so many producers and tasters together, so much so that it can be rather difficult to get near many producers’ wines – I expect it will be no easier for Chambolle and Vosne, tomorrow, either! Anyway, I set myself the simple target of making notes on 50 1ers from 2012 and 15 Grand Crus from 12, the latter selected by the Union des Grands Crus – no easy task as it turned out. Still, by tasting GCs when many people were eating lunch, life proved easier – less elbowing required!

Back to Beaune for a tasting this evening – and it was such a let-down that I gave up! I have 15 notes, but I won’t be bothering to publish them. The problem wasn’t the wines, rather the small, thick glasses that were provided. Nothing smelled of anything – so what’s the point(?) Such a shame, a nice selection of bottles and wonderful surroundings. Oh-well!

I returned to type for a couple of hours, then another jog, check emails, do this, shower and …. BED!

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