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the chorey chicane and moody morey (mainly)…

No frost in Beaune again but definitely minus on the roads outside of town – I don’t know if that was the excuse of the upside-down car in Chorey-lès-Beaune – there’s not much of chicane there! More patchy mist/fog this morning, not so much between Beaune and Vougeot, but thereafter plenty. By 10 a.m. the […]

Over Combe de Lavaut towards the (D31) road

a view from gevrey…

It was as misty this morning as it was yesterday – but without the ice on my windscreen – 3°C. On the positive side, by about 1pm, the mist had largely given way to a nice blue sky – perfect for a little wander around Gevrey – mainly the Côte St.Jacques – before my 2pm […]

Romanée-Conti

mainly vosne…

For the first time this winter, much scraping of the ice from my car windshield, before a quick visit to Savigny. Thereafter a couple of visits in Vosne-Romanée (the pics), before finishing my day in Aloxe…  

domaine leflaive – info in your inbox

domaine leflaive – info in your inbox

Lots of websites allow you to subscribe to an email-list with future info shipped direct to your inbox – though few actually deliver much (this site included :)) – but Leflaive keep sending stuff. You can get it too, if interested, in which case you should be prompted if you go here. (No affiliation!)

sunday: a film première and a wine auction – but not in that order!

sunday: a film première and a wine auction – but not in that order!

That a record value for the 157th Hospices de Beaune wine sale was achieved was never in doubt, such was the extra volume of wine that was ‘donated’ by the 2017 vintage. There hasn’t been a volume of wine like this for sale since either 2011 or 2009, or in some places since 1999 – […]

marsannay-riesling?

marsannay-riesling?

No, they haven’t planted a new cepage in Marsannay! It’s great to taste different styles to keep your horizons open. Inspired by ami-du-vin Jean-François Guyard of vinifera-mundi.ch – and largely of wines from his own cellar – we got together on Wednesday evening with the same group of Marsannay vignerons as this tasting [subscribers] earlier […]

autumn 2017 tastevinage – and the winners are…

autumn 2017 tastevinage – and the winners are…

I joined this tasting with over 200 other judges back in September. 1045 wines were tasted blind, and from that number, 17 wines were chosen as ‘The Majors.’ The seventeen were announced yesterday, and these are wines that were not just rated as good enough to take the Tastevinage label, they were our ‘best of […]

week 45’s ‘rogues’ gallery

week 45’s ‘rogues’ gallery

More visits to savour this week, mopping up the last few domaines that major in white – that report will appear in the next days – while starting in earnest to make my way into the Côte de Nuits…

Clos des Grandes Vignes - Nuits

4 days of pics in the côtes

From Tuesday to Friday – allover the place:  

offer of the day – Faiveley 2016…

I missed the 14s, but here you can see the same merchant’s prices (in Switzerland) for the 12s, 13s, 15s and now the 2016s. The format here for the prices is simple: 2016 (2015, 2013, 2012) and — if not previously offered… DOMAINE FAIVELEY 2016 – En Primeur PREMIERS CRUS Pommard Rugiens 2016 75cl 86.00 […]

Thursday is 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau day – here are 142 wines blind tasted for you…

Thursday is 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau day – here are 142 wines blind tasted for you…

Tasted courtesy of Interbeaujolais in Villefranche, 02 November 2017 This Thursday, the 16th of November, is Beaujolais Nouveau day. For almost as long as I can remember, I always find myself a glass to drink on that day – but one is typically enough! Whatever you might think about the waning importance of Beaujolais Nouveau, […]

Chambolle

monday/tuesday – chambolle/premeaux/gevrey…

Just a few views from this week – so far…  

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