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côte dijonnaise…

An addition to the glossary: #cote-dijonnaise : “…At the end of the 1600s, there were over 300 vignerons in Dijon, mainly centred in an area called Saint-Philibert (now called Condorcet). When last measured before the onset of phylloxera (late 1800s), there were 1,200 hecares of vines…”

are sommeliers really responsible for global warming?

are sommeliers really responsible for global warming?

Weekend bottles: My first thought when I picked up the Jadot was ‘Wow! That’s heavy.’ For my second thought, ‘wow’ had already been replaced by sorrow for the people who have to deliver these wines into retailers and cellars. The bottle of the Bouchard wine is maybe less than half the weight, and certainly of […]

the perfect late-summer weekend (in november!)

the perfect late-summer weekend (in november!)

Well, it almost seems to be getting silly. It was a couple of degrees cooler today, but still almost nudging 20°C. For virtually the first time since we were harvesting the 2015s, out came my (long) shorts, and the air-con flickered into life in the car. You expect the reality of the season to show […]

‘super saturday’

‘super saturday’

Of-course, as it’s Saturday, the morning started in a very leisurely way; coffee and croissants – plus, for a change after this weeks misty weather, sun and blue sky! Friday afternoon the weather had turned warm – approaching 18 degrees, but today we topped out at about 22°C – the 5th of November too – […]

the producers of week 45…

the producers of week 45…

A selection of producers from this weeks visiting schedule. It’s a very hectic time, but fun too…

Saturday evening, towards Beaune

mist and happy fish

Saturday evening, Sunday day…

une samedi vivant…

une samedi vivant…

Above Saturday’s fog of Beaune, a spectacular view and just a little ‘culture’ too…

le weekend, les wines…

le weekend, les wines…

2000 Nicolas Potel, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Les Peuillets Ooh! This smells fine; deep, faintly musky, with warm leaves and an appealing sweetness. Fine texture on the tongue with a sweetness of mature red pinot fruit. I love Peuillets, having also collected the Camille Giroud version since the 04 vintage. This is too good for typing – […]

sunday – hospices plus pommard et meursault

sunday – hospices plus pommard et meursault

bouchard’s 1994 cuvée carnot – drinking at last!

bouchard’s 1994 cuvée carnot – drinking at last!

Who would of thought – One of my 1994s has come around! 1994 Bouchard Père, Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot Well, normally these have both smelled and tasted rather ‘hard’ but here is a rather welcoming, sweet and warm aroma – slightly stewing fruit, but attractive all the same. In the mouth there a nice […]

the producers of week 43…

the producers of week 43…

A selection of producers from this weeks visiting schedule.

saturday – it is not allowed…

saturday – it is not allowed…

What you hear every day in Switzerland 😉

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