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New Reference Pages – History

The history page is up and running – more of an almanac really. Am at the same time working on the databse info for the ‘Note Finder’ which should find a lot more than notes! Cheers, Bill

New Reference Pages – Introduction

8th April 2006. A short introduction with a few nice remarks from Neal Martin that I will probably expand at my (occasional) leisure. Cheers

A New Reference

4th April 2006. I noted a problem with the mac browser that my older pages did not display correctly – seemingly not a problem with the index pages, or content pages from the ‘reports’ – but basically all the reference pages were implicated. So this is where I’m starting. The new main reference page is […]

Site Stats Q1 2006

Still haven’t managed 500 unique visitors in a day, but it’s getting closer – 463. It seems that readers are tasting-note junkies – these pages continue to draw that largest crowds, de Vogue continues it’s run as the most directly referred to page, whereas the equally ‘hard-work’ Hospices de Beaune feature has sunk without trace […]

Spring 2006 Report

The Spring Report is finally up and running. A look at ~100 wines from 2004, amongst notes on the DRC 2003’s, a focus on the village of Puligny, likewise a look at the trials and new prospects for Beaujolais and last but not least, a profile of the Clos de Tart and Maison Boisset plus […]

New Format

Burgundy-Report has a new style for the frontpage. A nice update I think vs the older version, of which I was equally proud then! Now must work on some content…

Perfect Picking

We are most of the way through the Côte de Nuits harvest now – let’s say 90% complete – though given a good forecast not everyone is picking just yet. The weather has been great – except for the early morning pickers who get blue fingers due to the cold – the blue skies have […]

Now We Start

The sun is shining and yesterday’s breeze is today’s wind – the flags stand proud. Despite the sun, I didn’t see anybody in the (outdoor) hotel pool this morning – at 10:00am it was still 7°C! At the cuverie everything is ready; the table de trie is waiting, the plastic cases for the grapes stand […]

No Ill-Wind

I arrived today in Beaune with a car full of waterproof clothing – rain was forecast but thankfully never arrived – instead we had sun, 17°C and, if you were caught out in the open, a chilly breeze. It had rained a little the previous two days which is always a nightmare in the vineyards […]

A harvest report for 2005

This year the ‘ban des vendanges’ were set as follows: 12 Sept for the Côte de Beaune 15 Sept for the Côte de Nuits 17 Sept for the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune and Nuits So what can we expect? The base for this vintage is the cool July, the hot & dry August and the much-hoped-for […]

Glasgow Fun…

What a week! It started with a 4:15am alarm call last Friday and a flight to the UK, finally returning late Thursday night. In between there was the wine-pages.com superBOWL in Glasgow where one or two bottles were consumed, actually about 500 in one day by less than 70 people! Of-course that was on the […]

Friday…Do You Know The Way to Montrachet?

Action packed day… a little work at Domaine pumping down wine and then off to visit some marquis sites in the Cote de Beanue. It was the prettiest day yet, so photo opps at the vineyards such as Montrachet and Genevrieres were perfect. While taking a few photos of the Montrachet vineyards, we exchanged pleasantries […]

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