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2017 Chablis – report now online…

[For Subscribers] 62 domaines, over 50 2017 Petit Chablis – blind, and my vintage summary and highlights. Including a bunch of new names. 625 wines, even including some (shock) already bottled from from 2018! That’s 2,425 wines in the vintage reports to-date. Plus notes from each producer on their 2017 and 2018 campaigns. As always, […]



Well, that was my day…

Above Chénas

bj so far this eventful week

Back to Beaujolais this week – a modest 21 domaine visits. Of-course it started in a less than optimal fashion; Storms, high winds and snow were forecast for Sunday evening and early morning on Monday – so it seemed better to head to Beaune on Sunday evening, and onwards to St.Amour on Monday. The forecast […]

some weekend bottles, week 06 2019

some weekend bottles, week 06 2019

First-up the 2017 Seguinot-Bordet, Chablis 1er Fourchaume. Drive, fresh, pure – a sleek line of flavour that whisks you into a delicious, and saline-inflected, mineral finish. At it’s best cold – and at its best, it doesn’t last long! – An easy Rebuy – Yes! Second, another white, and one that underlines why I like […]

the auction market according to…

Well, according to Sotheby’s: Here are our highlights from 2018, a record breaking year: – Annual wine and spirits sales exceed $100 million for first time – Sotheby’s has achieved over $1.1 billion in wine auction sales worldwide since 1995 – Auction sales surged over 50% – #1 worldwide in live Auction sales, and #1 […]

week 1 of 3 in the beaujolais

week 1 of 3 in the beaujolais

The ‘lucky’ vignerons I visited last week, including ‘Fedora’ – le chien de Lapierre! I write this whilst trying to work out where the odd sock has disappeared too – it’s already time to pack my bag for week 2 in Beaujolais! Week 1 was such a change from the weather at home and most […]

offer of the day – william fevre 2017

Hot from my inbox this morning from my usual Swiss importer source. The prices of the 2016s and 2015s are in brackets for you to compare. My full report on the 2017s will be online in 10 days, but for any subscriber desperate for info on these, feel free to send me a note: DOMAINE […]

a little màv in the morning…

a little màv in the morning…

Lovely light in Beaujolais this morning – but becoming cloudier in the pm. Still, the weather looks nice for the next two days. Following just a few pics from today – all around Moulin à Vent, except where noted elsewhere – usually Fleurie in that case…  

Bern today...

a weekend wine or two – week 5 2019

I love my snow, but don’t you also just love getting 15 cm of the stuff the day before you have to set off, very early, to Beaujolais? Hopefully the roads are not all stuffed – it’s only 350 km to Moulin-à-Vent… 2012 François Gaunoux, Pommard 1er Grands Epenots Depth of colour. The nose is […]

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