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forgotten fruit, going deep and sunshine…

forgotten fruit, going deep and sunshine…

Just another day in Beaune:

rain, gros, tart, mist and sunset…

rain, gros, tart, mist and sunset…

Just about everything in one day! Soaking rain when I arrived at AF Gros this morning, only fading a little by late morning when I visited one of the most impressive estates in Burgundy – maybe for the last time with Sylvain Pitiot – but he lives in Beaune, so maybe there’s a chance to […]

Très bonne!

a quiet day in the côtes…

Plenty of visits plus shopping for ingredients for Christmas cakes. Every day is different 😉

2013 white burgundy report – now online

2013 white burgundy report – now online

  Now online here: 10-2014-burgundy-report-extra

a structural shift in burgundy?

Burgundy faces structural shift http://t.co/7uaniFNUAo @VivienneFranks @Winbeebee — CircleofWineWriters (@CircleofWine) November 24, 2014 Interesting, if something of a re-hash (others might say ‘building upon’) the recent piece by Jancis (1 month ago) that I recommended here.

above average weekend wines…

above average weekend wines…

There were only two – but when not going for quantity, what else is one to do? 😉 The ‘Gevrey‘ was just perfect; only medium bodied but supple, open and super complex with a nose to die for – wines like this really don’t last very long. So what about a ‘Chablis‘? Here is another […]

very rare birds…

very rare birds…

Perhaps I should save the word ‘dregs’ for another sentence, but here are the last drops of 2013 Musigny and 2013 Montrachet. It was a very good end to the week’s tastings…

living the dream…

living the dream…

Well, what a difference – Beaune tonight @ 23h00 – nobody! It’s cool and a little shivery though – or maybe that’s just me, not yet quite recovered from my lunch on Monday. The food tasted great, the people were a hoot – and the wines? Well, at some point, adjectives lose their impact… But […]

beaune on a busy weekend…

beaune on a busy weekend…

I thought the mass of people in Beaune might have peaked yesterday evening, but clearly THE Sunday has another level. So instead of fighting for a place to drink coffee we chose make a walking tour of Meursault, and like any Sunday afternoon in Meursault the place was completely dead – pretty but almost a […]

Premeaux

friday & saturday – busy, busy in beaune…

It’s hard to avoid the crowds in Beaune as you close in on the weekend – is something happening? Today was just manic in the centre. I find it best to try and find a quiet cellar – particularly when it has a nice 62 to taste – oops, I mean drink!!!! Friday: Today:

yesterday…

yesterday…

Today will be a busy day – perhaps over-exercising the palate! But the following were taken yesterday…

news for burgundy report…

I just wanted to keep you updated with content and news for Burgundy Report. First – thanks to all my subscribers in this launch year – you are managing to make an old man very happy. Thank-you! I’m currently working through masses of 2013s to get the reports online in the next weeks. My time-table […]

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