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unesco and 2011…

A couple of news stories: Most important for Burgundy, is the news that it won’t achieve its desired aim to have Unesco World Heritage Staus – not this year anyway. It seems some of the rules were changed and a country could only submit one ‘entry’ per category – that meant that Champagne also missed […]

A little fun from Reilly Ace of Spies…

Cornucopia Vitus from Pinot Noir NZ on Vimeo.

jean-marc bouley 2010 volnay clos de la cave

jean-marc bouley 2010 volnay clos de la cave

Hmm, I realise that I haven’t opened a bottle for a bit. Mid-week crisis! Oh-well, there’s one way to dispose of that notion – how about something from Thomas Bouley? 2010 Jean-Marc Bouley, Volnay Clos de la Cave Maybe a hint more than medium colour – maybe. On first pouring there’s a faint trace of […]

just a few weekend pics…

just a few weekend pics…

I suppose work I am now required to work 😉

above the clouds

above the clouds

I’m not skiing, I’m just sitting, drinking in magnificence. You don’t get to do that every day!

human or not?

human or not?

First Humagne of the year 😉

thought of the day

thought of the day

Wine should have a purpose, and that purpose demands the opening of the bottle. Unless a wine is in some respect faulty, it will always have a purpose; wine can be crap, it can be contemplative or it can be conversational (thanks Juel) but given the right circumstance it is always fit for purpose – […]

poor padmé

Worth your time: Victoria Moore in the Telegraph Blake Grey in Palate Press – poor Padmé indeed! [Archived] Burgundy_ the wine that makes grown men cry – Telegraph Darth Vader is My Lover_ Revelations About Brettanomyces in Wine – Palate Press

2000 – definitely vivant…

2000 – definitely vivant…

Long gone is the 60 Euro bottle of Romanée St.Vivant, but I retain a decent back catalogue of the Thomas-Moillard / Charles Thomas bottle (actually just 1998-2003, but hey…). TM were a hard organisation to work out – clearly their wines were made with a minimum 10 years of aging in mind, 20 would be […]

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