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faiveley et billaud-simon…

Here is the press-release for the new acquisition of Faiveley which hit Twitter yesterday evening. I’m not going to complain about the concentration of domaines in fewer hands, because, let’s be honest, this has been happening for a long time. It is currently the way the industry operates. Faiveley make super wines and we can […]

a great crop in fixin – of cut flowers…

a great crop in fixin – of cut flowers…

A great crop – of cut flowers – in Fixin… Except for the cars, a little Côte de Nuits action from this morning:

jadot 1993 beaune 1er boucherottes

jadot 1993 beaune 1er boucherottes

Ah, that marathon. I’m (semi) ashamed to say I didn’t take part. I waited at the start line, in the pouring rain with even worse weather forecast to come. The hilltops were lost in the cloud and I was supposed to run up to 2,739 metres. It didn’t seem worth it, wet, can’t see and […]

the ins and outs of being very silly…

the ins and outs of being very silly…

The weather is vacillating. One moment picturesque, the next, very damp. Tomorrow I should take-part in my first marathon – it just so happens it’s the ‘highest in Europe’ – a mere 2,739m at the 25km point. I suppose it’s all downhill from there! Oh well, shame about the weather forecast too…

a 2006 rossignol-trapet with a 1999 nicolas potel…

a 2006 rossignol-trapet with a 1999 nicolas potel…

2006 Rossignol-Trapet, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Les Cherbaudes Here the nose is fresh and clean – a mineral dimension too. In the mouth this is sleek and also rather mineral. It’s a direct wine, but one of fine energy and dimension with very understated tannin and super balance. Very athletic in shape… Rebuy – Yes 1999 Nicolas […]

article: benjamin lewin talks premox with dom lafon…

Excellent article on Benjamin’s site: here.

a pair of 2012 grèves – white ones!

a pair of 2012 grèves – white ones!

Two short notes, just to remind myself what these tasted like on Saturday evening… 2012 Le Grappin, Beaune 1er Les Grèves Blanc Round, comely aromas, reasonably fresh and very inviting. In the mouth this has a lovely balance and a faint richness. Good density and concentration. Tasty wine – don’t let it get too warm […]

veraison – it seems that today is the day…

Véraison has begun! pic.twitter.com/qDWFKpKdjS — Jeremy Seysses (@JeremySeysses) July 21, 2014 Début de #véraison dans les #NuitsstGeorges, pourquoi ce pied la et pas les autres? Peut être du pinot gris pic.twitter.com/9MtLikSBvh — Gregory Patriat (@GregoryPatriat) July 21, 2014

article…

Interesting on the Clos de Vougeot…

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