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family drouhin – 2018 harvest…

In French (mainly) for French TV: Family Drouhin and their 2018 harvest: https://t.co/uGuldZP0UG — bill nanson (@billnanson) September 17, 2018

the harvest continues…

the harvest continues…

But 30 minutes from my house in the Bielersee vineyards – Switzerland – a very nice day for it! There are approaching 50 different varieties grown on the terraces above Lake Biel (Lac du Bienne) but it seemed that the pinot and chasselas were the ones being harvested yesterday.   We also took a trip […]

well ray, am I racist?

https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/slander-by-one-of-your-bloggers/ Dear Ray, I like that you engaged with me on the wordpress site – because it’s permanent – so 24-48 hours later you can’t delete everything, as has been your penchant on twitter or facebook for the last couple of years. I think the average ‘wordpress-smith’ couldn’t care less, but other audiences maybe more-so… […]

recent bottles…

recent bottles…

Weeks 34-36, 2018. Actually a few wines may have slipped through, but such is life. I’ve also (so far) gone through a Baker’s Dozen of 1998s with more to come, but they will be written up, with a profile of the vintage, in my September report – due out before the end of October. Whizzing […]

icymi – recent reading…

A few things I’ve read in the last days: Opinion: We all need to get over our Burgundy obsession. Now. Haha! The financial risks of chasing scarce Burgundy wines You need a subscription as well as deep pockets for this – but I’m sure the Jayer buyers are not even a little interested in the […]

Irancy cherry grove...

2018 harvest – thursday 6 sept in chablis & irancy

Chablis Les Clos – on the triage table. A day in Chablis – no rest for the wicked! But first to Irancy – unlike the morning rain in Beaune, here was cloudy, indeed a little misty, but dry. The grapes looked resplendent – and the quantity too – they won’t make up for the lack […]

2018 harvest – 5 september

2018 harvest – 5 september

Our harvest day number 9 – the last… It’s over… Chorey blank to start our last day; I see a couple of chunks of rot in the delivery bins but on the triage table it’s more like discrete berries here and there that are already detached from the clusters – again great stuff, but with […]

Sous Fretille

2018 harvest – 4 september

Our harvest day number 8… Pernand Sous Fretille was our starting point today – two parcels amounting to half a hectare; ‘young’ 25 year old vines, the other part about 70 years old near the cemetery and Domaine Rapet… Of-course a morning of white included the obligatory enforced pause for the press! Anyway, beautiful stuff […]

2018 harvest – 3 september

2018 harvest – 3 september

Our harvest day number 7… What a way to start our day – Corton-Charlemagne – from a super plot of 0.35 ha, on the hill in the real Charlemagne sector. Acquired by the owners on 1993. A pleasure to watch on the triage table – some beurot in this (pinot gris) and just a few […]

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