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2018 Beaujolais – it’s where the value lies

By billn on March 23, 2020 #beaujolais#reports

Burgundy Report - 2018 BeaujolaisMost wine merchants are still making deliveries to self-isolators – so what are you going to drink at home?

If you’re looking at 2018s, then the value – and often the consistency of quality – is more often with Beaujolais than the Côte d’Or. So with that in mind:

Newly online is my February Report – 2018 Beaujolais.

62 domains, well over 400 new wines from an, often, great vintage. That’s now over 3,000 wines tasted from 260 domaines for the 2018 vintage reports of October 2019 to February 2020, and in each case with vintage commentary from their winemakers.

Now, who’s going to be the first to buy my mixed case recommendation? – That’ll keep you perky at home!

2018 Chablis – January’s 2020 Burgundy Report

By billn on February 17, 2020 #reports

Valmur 06 September 2018
Chablis GC Valmur, 06 September 2018

2018 Chablis
Online now – I doubt that there’s a more authoritative report to find. Over 650 wines tasted for subscribers.
Enjoy: Here

beaujolais visits week 07 of 2020

By billn on February 14, 2020 #reports#travels in burgundy 2020

Beaujolais visits, 2020

Lucky with the weather this week. While home in Switzerland was buffeted by the wind and rain – occasionally the thunder, lightning and hail too – the Beaujolais Alps were a much nicer place to be; sometimes sunny, hardly rainy or windy – I was lucky with the weather. My thanks, of-course, to the winemakers that hosted me. That’s two weeks down, one more to go – so you can guess where I’ll be next week again 😉

Plus a few pics from out-and-about during the week:

beaujolais visits week 06 of 2020

By billn on February 07, 2020 #reports#travels in burgundy 2020

beaujolais visits week 1 of 3
#beaujolais

A mix of cold and warm, sun and rain – a great start to my campaign. My thanks to the proprietors/winemakers for my first 20+ visits to taste 2018s – for the February Report.
Now a short weekend of recovery back home!

December Burgundy Report – it’s now online

By billn on January 29, 2020 #reports

chablis visits week 4 of 2020

By billn on January 24, 2020 #reports#travels in burgundy 2020

Chablis visits, week 3 of 3 2019

Or looked at another way, week 3 of 3 in Chablis!

of-course, and once more, my thanks to all the vigneron(ne)s of Chablis for their time – 64 domaines in the bag plus one blind tasting for January’s report. But first the small matter of publishing next week my December Report – ‘Les Grands Maisons‘ – plenty of highs and a major low in that one.

As for this week – lovely – also for the vineyard owners; blue sky, sunshine and about -4°C every morning. It’s a shame that I have only portrait pictures! Anyway, I’m now looking forward to something a little redder to open this weekend!

A few views from this week:

chablis visits week 3 of 2020

By billn on January 17, 2020 #reports#travels in burgundy 2020

Chablis Producers 2020

My thanks to all the vigneron(ne)s in Chablis – my second week, and another 22 domaines in the bag for January’s report.

A week with either cloud or rain – just a few hours of blue sky, but usually during visits – so not a productive week for the camera – outside of producer portraits of course!

back to the grind ;-)

By billn on January 10, 2020 #reports#travels in burgundy 2020

My thanks to all the vigneron(ne)s in Chablis that had the time to see me this week.

21 domaines visited, 45 more to go – the January report is already shaping up to be a great one! Wishing you all a great weekend!

the (mainly red) 2018s of the côte de beaune

By billn on December 26, 2019 #4 subscribers#reports

And even further south – now online for subscribers. The Côte de Nuits and my full analysis will be online this year – just! Enjoy!…

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