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Views from the Côtes of Chalonnais, Beaune and Nuits today:  

tourist-board photos of poilly-sur-serein

tourist-board photos of poilly-sur-serein

My first time there yesterday morning – it’s nice place but there’s only one shop and no café! There are a number of Chablis producers in the village – all but one supplying exclusively to the Chablisienne – the one that doesn’t will be in my March report!  

some weekend wines – week 11 2019

some weekend wines – week 11 2019

Shock – almost forgot to post this! 2015 Alain Geoffroy, Chablis 1er Bearoy Beauroy is rarely the most interesting of the 1ers – the extra clay here bring more roundness to the wines – but whatever – this 2015 was singing. Fresh on the nose, some riper citrus for sure. In the mouth, it could […]

today’s views of chablis…

today’s views of chablis…

Without rain today…  

february 2019 report –

[Online for subscribers] The, now, regular February report that has Beaujolais as its main focus. Including my 2017 vintage summary and highlights – as always, including a bunch of new names – in total 45 domaines and over 300 wines. Look-out for some explanation, plus discussion and notes on the first vintage for the Bourgogne […]

starting monday with a little vézelay

starting monday with a little vézelay

Tasted blind, today, in Chablis, samples courtesy the domaines… To get this week started, five very drinkable wines from the home of this year’s St.Vincent. 2017 is the first vintage for the villages appellation of ‘Vézelay’ – previous to that, the wines were labeled as Bourgogne Vézelay. 2017 was also a very low volume vintage […]

onward and upwards – les duresses

onward and upwards – les duresses

June 2018. It can be complicated – there are three interested parties here – not including the ones actually doing the work! As you can see from the sunny pictures, taken last June, this beautiful corner of Auxey-Duresses, sitting on a corner that looks towards both the Moulin des Moines and Monthèlie, was more than […]

j-lo & shite – the geordie guide to white burgundy

It’s a year or-so old, but it just popped-up in my YouTube feed today – what a lovely, fun video – highly recommended!  

let’s call it an hommage, shall we?

I read Christie’s recent posting with a sense of deja-vu – it was less than a couple of hundred words in their summary of Domaine Rousseau, and it was also far from identical – but I think the resemblance is stark. 1. Christie’s this week: “In 1951 Charles Rousseau found himself at Victoria Station in […]

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