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scooby is back!

Skyrock… Fun Radio… The Hits… Seemingly the radio stations of choice for car thieves – they even installed them as presets in my car radio! Today the scoobaru was rescued from the police pound near Lausanne – a whole day had to be devoted to this! Scooby was stolen in the vineyards of the Côte […]

offer of the day – raveneau 2015

Silly prices? Perhaps, though they are directly in-line with name villages, 1ers and GC wines from noted Côte d’Or producers – though I did pay 50-something euros for 2010 Butteaux in Au Fils du Zinc a couple of weeks ago! That said, I so rarely see an offer, so here you go: Domaine Raveneau 2015 […]

weekend wines – week 24 – 2017

weekend wines – week 24 – 2017

I decided to keep the riesling theme for this (again) hot weekend, but this time with a little higher niveau. First a little ‘industrial’ Prosecco (superiore!) – finely refreshing when very cold. The 2009 Niederhauser Klamm wine of von Racknitz was just a delicious wine – both depth and interest. Particularly the extra couple of […]

breakfasting in beaune…

€5.50 for a formule breakfast with a big café au lait – and with a fine view of the Place Carnot too – you can hardly get the coffee for that price, back home in Switzerland! Breakfast with a view. Funny, half the year you search out a place in the sun – currently not! […]

La Cabotte...

it’s hot in them thar côtes…

A quick dip into the Côtes via TGV – but on Thursday I should be re-united, in Switzerland, with my car – hopefully in a decent condition – I don’t think any speeding tickets have arrived in the post yet 🙂 Yesterday 36°C, today a much more modest 34°C! But lots of aircon required for […]

weekend wines – week 23 – they were needed!

weekend wines – week 23 – they were needed!

It’s been quiet around here in the last days – but the ‘action’ has been non-stop – my weekend wines were never-more needed than over the last days… It began, last week, with a three day tour with a fine group of visitors to Chablis and the Côtes. I’d hired a car, as it’s always […]

the beaujolais express…

the beaujolais express…

New! London to Lyon – by Eurostar train – no sweat! Less than 5 hours – you can wait longer than that in the airport! There’s no excuse now for the London wine-trade 😉

a chablis day…

a chablis day…

 Coming over the Vaudesir hill towards Preuses… A simply perfect day in Chablis today, with guests. Two great domaines visited, of-course Au Fils de Zinc visited (Raveneau Butteaux and Droin Le Clos – both 2010) and weather ordered from the Gods. Though actually my forehead now suggests that I would have done better if I’d […]

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the last 2 days in the côtes…

Very changeable yesterday and today – but definitely warming up! A few pics taken along the way:  

weekend wine – week 22…

weekend wine – week 22…

There were others too, but repeats of ones I’ve already posted on in the last 6 weeks or-so – then there was a night of Italian white and Australian red at friends… 2005 Domaine François Labet, Beaune 1er Coucherias Simply a crazy-good wine – à point! The nose has a little sous-bous but mostly faintly […]

mois des climats – to celebrate?

mois des climats – to celebrate?

The month of the Climats Mois des Climats begins this coming Friday as a celebration of the Route des Grands Crus. Yes we’ve all travelled, camera in hand, up and down the ‘RdGCs’ – whether in our cars, on our bikes or even via the magic of a pair of running shoes, but did you […]

burgundy report – april 2017

The April Burgundy Report is now online. Marsannay is in focus with a profile of its vast area and complex network of lieux-dits. The proposal for premier crus – ‘the dossier!’ – showing how it should simplify our understanding of the appellation. There’s also a blind tasting of over 50 Marsannay wines – mostly from […]

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