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2017 Red Burgundy Report

Quite frankly, 2017 is the most complex, the most variable, red wine vintage that I’ve ever tasted. The November Burgundy Report For subscribers – 50 individual reports now online online covering the (mainly) red domaines. The October and November reports together cover more than 1,360 wines – with the December Report, covering the major ‘Maisons,’ […]

christmas magnums

christmas magnums

The format seems to much more christmassy and for sharing, so here’s the first this season. 1981 Maison Clavelier – Hospices de Nuits, Nuits St.Georges 1er Les Corvées Pagets – Cuvée Saint-Laurent A length of name that’s right up there with many from Deutschland! Noted, the label is only 75cl. The corks starts to move […]

icymi – week 51 2018 – investment burgundy

icymi – week 51 2018 – investment burgundy

/thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/12/the-rise-of-other-burgundy/ There’s an obvious problem with this, and you can see that right from the bold title of the table introducing you to such delights – the table is by value, not by volume. Of-course a few of the wines in the table have decent volume too – Ponsot’s Clos de la Roche is not […]

St.Tropez

€9 coffee, €40 brunch – then back to beaune for pizza…

Wednesday was a rainy day, so we decided to hop on the train to Monaco – only €2.30 on the train – I decided that there must be some nice hotels or casinos where we could drink a coffee and pretend to be Mr and Mrs Bond – indeed there are – but the rain […]

weekday wines, week 51 2018…

weekday wines, week 51 2018…

A holiday week in the south of France – though plenty of typing was interwoven. Our first bottle was the 2016 Château Thivin, Côte de Brouilly Les Griottes de Brulhié – and like most Thivin, for my palate, it was delicious. Deeply coloured and fruited – just a great bottle – the oak is not […]

Nice...

monday-tuesday on the côte (d’azure!)

Azure is the colour – of-course! Sunday bought plenty of rain – as will tomorrow – but yesterday and today we were out and about. Nice – what to say, I simply loved. Today we hopped into Italy – Ventimiglia – a super market and an old town not for those with a bad head […]

Menton

a little dark menton…

We would have had a little more light for arrival on the south-coast, yesterday, but the gillets-jaunes caused more than a few problems on French motorways!  

the week so-far

the week so-far

54, 53, 52, 51….. Of-course nothing much tops the return of the Scooby this week – covered in frost when recovered on Wednesday morning – an early train trip to Chalon was required, and then a taxi. Subaru is not that well-developed in France – what would have been a 2 day job to fix […]

week 49 weekend wines – 2018 BJ Nouveau, 2017 Chambolle, plus an older one…

week 49 weekend wines – 2018 BJ Nouveau, 2017 Chambolle, plus an older one…

Well, let me tell you that the Domaine Romy 2018 Beaujolais Nouveau Le Mouflet was that very rare beast – a Beaujolais Nouveau Rosé! This wine was light coloured, transparent, nicely structured and fresh in a way that the best gamay manages to surpass in the vas majority of rosé pinot noirs. It was simply […]

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