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mugshots from week 42, 2019

By billn on October 19, 2019 #reports#travels in burgundy 2019

Some very classy wine tasted this week – my thanks to the domaines that made some time available to see me – of-course all will be in the October report, published next month.

The week was a mix of sun and much needed rain – the latter, of-course, less photogenic. We also had the first day with typically autumnal weather – a misty morning that slowly gave way to sunshine – that was Wednesday. A week with 400,000 km on the clock of the scoobydoo too!

week 1 – 2018 (mainly) white burgundy

By billn on October 13, 2019 #degustation#reports

A good start to tasting 2018 whites for my October Report this week – above, belatedly, the mugshots of the unfortunates who hosted me. I’ve just 3 days of visits next week, but another dozen great producers will ensue…

July’s Burgundy Report

By billn on September 10, 2019 #reports

For those who need their fix of Mugnier, de Vogüé, Faiveley, Rossignol-Trapet and Lamarche – plus some newly bottled Chablis – a mix of 2018 and 2017 wines, red and white, the July Burgundy Report has, for a few days, been online for subscribers…

Enjoy!

a few faces from the last days…

By billn on June 24, 2019 #reports#travels in burgundy 2019

Most of whom will feature in May and June’s Burgundy Reports – the last two (or three!) added this morning before I head home tomorrow…

comments are fixed…

By billn on June 20, 2019 #reports

The whole of the last report had a bug – the comments were disabled on all the new reports – it was a mistake that’s just been rectified today in the new report ‘template’ – sorry for that, but all is now good. Note that only subscribers get to see the comments in the reports, that is until the reports are visible to all after a couple of years.

april’s burgundy report now online…

By billn on May 29, 2019 #reports

Clos des Grands VignesThe new April 2019 Burgundy Report online: Here

350 wines – still mainly 2017 and with a Marsannay and Echézeaux focus – but some 2018s are also now starting to creep into the mix. Then there are the newly profiled domaines and many magnums of older Beaujolais tasted. You know it makes sense 🙂

I can see some new issues with the site when subscribers login – they go directly to an admin page (so have to click top-right onto ‘visit site’ to get back to where you should be), instead of the page they should see – that’s going to take a week to fix as my ‘technician’ is on holiday – c’est la vie!

the march 2019 burgundy report

By billn on May 03, 2019 #reports#site updates

I really ought to publicise that the March report is online – so here you go!

  • With 8 new names from Chablis – so already bringing to you 70 domaines and their 2017s from that region this year – coverage like no other!
  • Visits to ‘older’ names to catch-up on their 2017s…
  • 100 wines from 2017 tasted blind – from Irancy and Beaujolais Blanc – I’m thinking of your bank balance here. Particularly the Beaujolais was interesting, because I generally find only about 1 in 10 wines that I would open with relish – here you will find 6 great wines – from over 60 tasted!
  • Screw-cap versus cork – comparing the seals back to 2004 with one winemaker – intriguing, if unsurprising results!

Online for subscribers here. Note that for my coverage of the 2017 vintage, that’s already 2,890 wines from 235 producers. This month I’ve even started tasting a few domaines’ 2018s!

NB: This is the last Burgundy Report on my old server before a big site update. ‘Architecturally’ – i.e. behind the scenes – it will be a major step forward in both speed and stability. I’ll probably have to revisit the design in 6-12 months to make it prettier, but function and content rules – eh? Particularly now that a touch more than 50% of you visit only using your tablets and (i)phones!

Enjoy…

the visits – week 12 2019…

By billn on March 25, 2019 #reports#travels in burgundy 2019

Above the ‘lucky’ winemakers I managed to visit last week on a whirlwind tour of practically the whole of (greater) Burgundy – I missed a little Mâcon, but there were representatives from the Auxerrois, Chablis, Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, Côte de Chalonnais and the Beaujolais. 100 wines tasted blind too.

Included were some well-known faces that I couldn’t fit in at the end of last year, 8 new domaines – first visits – for me, plus blind tastings of Vézelay, Irancy and Beaujolais Blanc. Hyper interesting, and as a partner-piece to my tasting, last year, of 2017-2006 Chablis with DIAM seals, last week I did similar with screw-caps – in this case comparing with their cork-sealed analogues – most intriguing results too! All in the March Report…

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