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a perfect saturday…

Almost a perfect Saturday – breakfast taken watching the passers-by in Place Carnot, a wander around the market, then a little typing followed by lunch. The afternoon saw a jaunt around Maranges, Le Rochepot and Chassagne-Montrachet – dodging the rain-showers. The evening with some Puligny Referts and Vosne Beaux Monts – plus finally something good […]

Romanée St.Vivant

today’s promenade – a little vosne & a lot of vougeot

My timing was excellent – taking a mid-morning walk in both Vosne and Vougeot, because the afternoon and evening were a complete washout – very wet! I think my jogging shoes will take some time to dry out!  

a little walk in criots…

a little walk in criots…

A gap in the rain – but no mist! Criots has had some prunung but not much ploughing yet (buttage). It’s easy to spot the vines of Madamme Leroy with their tall posts – but such a small plot….  

weekend wines – week 49 2017

weekend wines – week 49 2017

​ 1993 Jayer-Gilles, Nuits St.Georges Les Hautes Poirets A great, long, cork – my thanks for that! Deep colour – not too old-looking either. The nose is deep, almost exciting dirty, reeking of undergrowth, stems and old wood – despite how that may sound, it was fabulous – time (and air) brought more silk and […]

an epitaph to maison ilan…

 Image cite: http://maisonilan.com/ Often an epitaph is used as a form of honour – and that clearly shouldn’t be the case here – I simply choose to use this word in the context of remembering something has, eventually, officially, died. The wheels of French justice are certainly not the fastest – it has taken 18 […]

week 49’s ‘rogues’ gallery

week 49’s ‘rogues’ gallery

A four day week this week and with two late cancellations too – too late to add something new – though space for plenty of typing. I’m still projecting 18-20 December for the 2016 Red Burgundy Report. Next week will be my last visits in the côtes this year! Have a great weekend…

christmas magnums…

Only because he’s a friend, and you might be able to get your hands on some, here’s a Christmas in magnums offer received today. There will be no kick-backs (he doesn’t know that I’ve posted this) as I already have my Christmas magnums prepared: 1992 Francois Jobard, Meursault Genevrières 1997 Lamarche, La Grande Rue 2010 […]

offer of the day – drouhin-laroze 2016

DOMAINE DROUHIN-LAROZE 2016 – En Primeur Gevrey-Chambertin En Champs 2016 75cl 49.50* Swiss Francs Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaut-St-Jacques 1er Cru 2016 75cl 65.00 GRAND CRUS Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru 2016 75 cl 119.00 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2016 75cl 125.00 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2016 75cl 145.00 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 2016 75cl 158.00 *There is 8% […]

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killing time in vougeot

…today with a coffee and then a little wander before an appointment in Gilly:  

weekend wines – week 48 2017

weekend wines – week 48 2017

2015 Daniel Buland, Chiroubles Ooh – so deep, silky dark fruit – now that’s an invitation! On the palate this is almost syrup texture, wide, supple concentrated wine – enough balancing freshness. Delicious wine – it made a great sauce reduction from the last 3rd of the bottle too! Rebuy – Yes Then a big […]

offer of the day – clos des lambrays 2016

Here you go – the 2016 for you from the usual Swiss merchant. Only the grand cru is offered, so no 1er cru and no whites. In the brackets, you can see the price comparison with the last two vintages, in the format 2016 (2015, 2014). – – means ‘not offered.’ DOMAINE DES LAMBRAYS 2016 […]

sharing the snow…

I think that today (apart from typing) I’m mainly re-posting pictures of snow in Burgundy! I’ve snow at home too, but in Switzerland, I’m back to Beaune on Sunday for the last two weeks of visits this year… Les chardonnay de Chablis sont sous la neige! | Chardonnays from Chablis are covered in snow! #larochewines […]

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