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a few pics…

Taken on Tuesday…

oops – a (pinot) history lesson…

oops – a (pinot) history lesson…

I just have to agree. Articles are not just made from the 3 books in front of you. If I similarly mess up, I hope that people will quickly put me on the straight and narrow… With all due respect, the history of Pinot noir here is incorrect and reflects what was written in the […]

fine, thirst-quenching auxey – without duress(es)

fine, thirst-quenching auxey – without duress(es)

But first, I digress: There’s a lot of rubbish been published over the years about St.Aubin or Auxey-Duresses being the cheap/insider’s/specialist white burgundy wine replacement for the expensive wines of Puligny or Meursault: It is an old chestnut, or fall-back, for people who really didn’t know their burgundies quite as well as they should. I […]

comte liger-belair q&a

comte liger-belair q&a

Actually, my pic! 12.06.2015 Adam Lechmere’s good q&a with Louis-Michel Liger-Belair in Wine-Searcher: Here. Louis-Michel perfectly encapsulates biodynamics for me in his description – it’s not about blind dogma following, rather being assiduous in what you do…

a long, long weekend…

a long, long weekend…

Hetton in the Yorkshire dales. We finally got home yesterday, even though our return was supposed to have been on Monday. In that time we enjoyed Betty’s café, a UK curry, the nice lunch of the previous post, various scones, fish and chips, my mum’s lovely wedding, a missed flight that resulted in an extra […]

notes from a lunch…

notes from a lunch…

I’m fortunate to have a bunch of friends in the UK who quickly convene for a tipple or two if I can be ‘in the area.’ This was our second gathering in lest than 12 months – and what a good one too – a unrushed 4.5 hour lunch. From memory the next day: 1999 […]

obelix in richebourg today…

obelix in richebourg today…

week 06’s weekend wines…

week 06’s weekend wines…

Saturday, with more Gueguen 2014 Chablis as the chaser 😉 2011 Nicolas Rossignol, Volnay 1er Les Santenots Santenots can be a big, meaty, concentrated and tannic. This is a pussycat – round, open, layered and very, very tasty wine. Just perfectly balanced and in delivery too. Very yum! Rebuy – Yes 2010 des Croix, Beaune […]

le cha-cha…

le cha-cha…

  Thursday/Friday’s CHA-CHA wines – CHAblis and CHAmbertin: 2014 C et F Gueguen, Chablis Super wine – classic chablis with just a little extra richness of flavour in the mid-palate than I might expect from a villages wine. Sinuous, fine acidity, moreish. And so was the second bottle 😉 Rebuy – Yes 1998 Camus, Chambertin […]

week 05 2016 – the 2nd of february’s volnay visits

week 05 2016 – the 2nd of february’s volnay visits

This week’s rogues’ gallery 😉 Domaine Pascal Mure Domaine Buffet Domaine Christophe Vaudoisey Domaine Regis Rossignol Doamine Jean-Marc Bouley Domaine Albert Boillot Domaine Montagny Domaine Alain Billard Domaine Perrin Domaine Didier Delagrange Domaine Rossignol-Cornu Domaine d’Angerville Domaine Roland Mure Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur

alain billard’s 2009 beaune 1er aigrots

alain billard’s 2009 beaune 1er aigrots

Not so much a tasting note, as an appreciation note! As part of this month’s Volnay project (all the producers in the village!) I met with Alain Billard who lives and vinifies in Volnay, but his ‘tasting/selling’ room is actually the other side of the hill in Monthelie. Like all the producers I’ve visited, I’ve […]

The garden of Clos des Ducs

yet another volnay gallery…

My last day in Volnay – for a week or two. It was hardly less windswept, and cooler too – 5-6°C – but a dry day.

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