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Down the rows of Montrachet towards Batard...

monday-tuesday

Rainy in Chablis on Monday, so despite 3 visits, only 1 pic. Those were the last of the visits for my 2016 Chablis (January) report – 60 domaines and still about 530 wines despite very low yields – online in about 3 weeks time. On Tuesday, in the Côte de Beaune, the weather wasn’t bad […]

goodbye to gilles jayer

Jayer-Gilles was a producer/estate that I firstly knew as a producer of expensively oaked wines that needed time in the cellar before I should approach them – my last bottle was drunk very recently, over Christmas. Gilles Jayer, a cousin of Henri Jayer, took on some notoriety last year when his 11 hectare estate was […]

weekend wines – week 4 2018

weekend wines – week 4 2018

Modest stuff – but tasty stuff! 2015 Alain Geoffroy, Chablis Domaine Verger Sweetness and weight but freshness too. 2015 has, like 2016, super density which means that basic Chablis, such as this, really have a little extra to contribute. Wines like this are a little less overtly Chablis in that they are so easy to […]

Hospices Beaune 1er Les Teurons

sunday afternoon – a stroll around beaune

a little st.vincent action

a little st.vincent action

No rain! As Matt in a previous comment noted, very well organised, and it seems to me that the idea of having a concert with 300(+) people collected together in one place was good for keeping the streets just a little more ‘navigable.’ Apparently the organisors had problems with some people complaining that there was […]

results: concours des grands vins du beaujolais 2018

For those of you with an interest, here are the results of this year’s Concours des Grands Vins du Beaujolais 2018: Link 160 tasters saw fit to bestow 215 ‘medals’ (94 Gold and 121 Silver) from 684 wines tasted…

st.vincent – st.veran – 2018 27-28 january

st.vincent – st.veran – 2018 27-28 january

If you are going to the St.Vincent for St.Veran tomorrow – in Prissey – you actually may not need an umbrella! The Château du Clos de Vougeot has an exhibition of all the posters – the first poster was done in 1971 – but if you can’t make it, here they are in ‘micro-format!

icymi – erwan’s changes, ‘remarkable’ & hopefully no white elephants

icymi – erwan’s changes, ‘remarkable’ & hopefully no white elephants

Three things have caught my eye in the last days: “My father favours wines that are big, tannic and my direction is the opposite” – Erwan Faiveley “Aubert de Villaine, co-owner of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti has said the 2015 vintage ranks as perhaps the most remarkable of his half a century long career” which […]

gilles bouton’s 2006 blagny sous le puits

gilles bouton’s 2006 blagny sous le puits

Much of red Blagny has been replanted with chardonnay and in so doing becomes either Puligny or Meursault 1er cru – in the case of this wine a Puligny 1er – a wine that can sell at nearly twice the price of the red, not to mention be cropped at higher yield – so that’s […]

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