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marsannay 2014…

marsannay 2014…

Bernard Bouvier, Isabelle Collotte, Laurent Fournier and Sylvain Pataille… A great tasting of Marsannay 2014 yesterday with 4 talented producers – plus wines from many other (very interesting!) domaines too – over 40 wines. Timed just to fit into the March report – online before the end of April!

offer of the day – william fevre 2015

Interestingly my last comparison with this merchant is 2008 (in brackets) I think – all the wines are cheaper now! CHABLIS WILLIAM FEVRE CHABLIS 2015 CHABLIS Village 75cl 19.00 (24.00) Swiss Francs PREMIERS CRUS – DOMAINE CHABLIS Montée de Tonnerre 75cl 38.00 (39.50) GRANDS CRUS – DOMAINE CHABLIS Preuses 75cl 65.00 (69.00) CHABLIS Bougros Côtes […]

viré-clessé celebrates its 19th spring ‘open-doors’

viré-clessé celebrates its 19th spring ‘open-doors’

If you find yourself with nothing to do over the Easter weekend – and are in easy traveling distance of Viré-Clessé – why not? Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April 2017, from 10h00 to 19h00, visitors can taste the wines of producers in Viré-Clessé in 29 cellars spread over the villages of Viré and Clessé. […]

strong prices @ hospices de nuits

Not to forget, just a few days ago we had the 56th auction of the wines of the Hospices de Nuits St.Georges – held this year at the Château du Clos de Vougeot. Maître Daniel Herry, auctioneers from Beaune, were responsible for a sale that raised 1.157 million Euros, much of which will go toward […]

beaujolais 2015 & the current market for bj…

My February 2017 report is now online, and it’s a 2015 Beaujolais-fest. 51 domaines and 355 wines – it’s also a great vintage! In 2016, only 3 French regions experienced an increase in both their wine sales volumes and values; Beaujolais, Burgundy and Corsica. The crus of Beaujolais had 42% of their region’s sales volume […]

le vins,  le weekend, week 12 2017 

le vins, le weekend, week 12 2017 

1990 Penley Estate, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon I thought that I’d broken the cork – it came out so easily – but no. The end of the cork, almost black and heavy with cassis – this wine seemed in good shape despite the cork. In the glass it wasn’t to be – the colour was relatively […]

today in the clos de vougeot (2)

today in the clos de vougeot (2)

Just a wonderful spring day today – fabulous weather.  

today in the clos de vougeot (1)

today in the clos de vougeot (1)

Some days, this is work 🙂  

Pruning in Petits Musigny

a lesson in pruning musigny…

Eric Bourgogne of de Vogüé graciously gave me a lesson in pruning in Musigny today – it’s impressive the attention to detail that Eric has; quickly removing spare buds and generally tidying the ‘pieds’ and spotting the camouflaged caterpillars. I think it was probably a good idea that he never actually handed me the secateurs! […]

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