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the first post-trump morning…

My first tasting in the post-Trump era was chez @gdangerville – I am now imbued with hope for the future… — bill nanson WM (@billnanson) November 9, 2016

offer of the day – Faiveley 2015…

I missed the 14s, but here you can see the same merchant’s prices (in Switzerland) for the 12s, 13s and 15s: The format here for the prices is simple: 2015 (2013, 2012) and — if not previously seen… DOMAINE FAIVELEY 2015 – En Primeur PREMIERS CRUS Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 2015 75cl 78.00 (72.50, 69.80) Swiss […]

weekend wines – week 44 – a little vosne…

weekend wines – week 44 – a little vosne…

Two from 2002 – first up – a little Romanée-Saint-Vivant: The Domaine Charles Thomas (sometimes Thomas-Moillard) vines in RSV are now, of-course, exploited by Dujac – probably the style from here is now a little different! This RSV is actually a big wine; clean and with good aromatic and flavour freshness, yet is dense and […]

Beaune Les Prévoles

the leaves they fall…

A frost on Friday morning, followed by rain on Saturday, and half the leaves have already given up – another week and the Côte d’Or will be looking very different. From Friday and Sunday:  

early morning volnay…

early morning volnay…

Today it’s raining, the only colour is in the market of Beaune – but yesterday morning – now that was pretty! Pretty enough in Volnay that I had to stop the car and take a few pics….  

over volnay caillerets towards meursault this morning…

over volnay caillerets towards meursault this morning…

fraud – close to home too

fraud – close to home too

Not in this case for burgundy wine, but certainly wine IN Burgundy. Apparently it happened in 2012; ‘Les Frauds’ visited a négoce bulk wine producer in Morey St.Denis and decided to test some samples of SAS Corbet’s Vins de Table – red and white. Both are blends of wine from various regions of France – […]

it’s that time of year in beaune

it’s that time of year in beaune

The time of year when you should be careful in the evening – as tens of thousands of starlings come to town to roost. Oh, and definitely don’t park under the trees 😉 This morning was largely misty, just the first rays of sun managed to penetrate around lunchtime. I managed to go for a […]

weekend wines – week 43

weekend wines – week 43

A tasty set this weekend, and without being too flashy 😉 The 2011 Puligny from Au Pied de Mont Chauve (Picard) was right on the money, layered but fresh and intense – it drank perfectly over 2 days. The 2010 villages Nuits of Clavelier is tighter than it was 3 years ago, but then opens […]

new burgundy report online

After the summer pause, when the whole of France decides to go on holiday, September is about harvesting. Well usually! The harvest was a late one this year, with most of the Côte de Nuits finishing in October. So, a report with plenty of 2016 vintage info, plus a more in-depth look at what the […]

o leflaive with pousse d’or & d duband – hospices weekend dinners

o leflaive with pousse d’or & d duband – hospices weekend dinners

If you are ‘in town’ for the Hospices weekend, then this really looks not bad; good food and some proper wine… Full infos here.

offer of the day – henri boillot 2015s…

Well, this retailer is back on the email trail – it was only in August that they made an offer of the 2014s from this producer. I won’t make this list even more unintelligible than the prices in the link above, I’ll just bring it down to the 2015 and the 2014 prices as a […]

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