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offer of the day – denis mortet’s 2014s

offer of the day – denis mortet’s 2014s

From a merchant in Switzerland, today – and even a discount for buying 3 at a time – some of the wines, anyway! Don’t cases of 12 now sound so 20th century? Bourgogne Cuvée de Noble Souche 2014, 32.00/bt, 3 bts 27.20/bt (CHF) Marsannay Les Longeroies 2014, 41.00/bt, 3 bts 34.85/bt Fixin, Vieilles Vignes 2014, […]

early autumn – beaune and pommard

early autumn – beaune and pommard

Thursday rained nearly all day, Friday was mainly wet too – but Saturday gave us the chance to walk for the best part of 4 hours around Beaune, and through its vines to Pommard, and (of-course) all the way back again. Some nice bottles were waiting at home for us, but until then, the views […]

a few friday lunch bottles…

a few friday lunch bottles…

I stopped counting a long time ago – but it seems that last Friday was my birthday – it was also our domaine’s Paulée, to celebrate the end of our 2016 harvest – now how’s that for planning? Actually there are still three tanks to be dug out, but by Monday, or Tuesday, all will […]

zinc, stainless-steel & jesus – just a thursday in chablis

zinc, stainless-steel & jesus – just a thursday in chablis

A rainy day today – in Chablis – but wonderful people and of-course an Au Fils du Zinc lunch….  

a little boulevard

a little boulevard

6pm today:  

a few weekend bottles – week 40

a few weekend bottles – week 40

Why not a run of vintages? 2010 to 2007… The 2010 Rebourgeon-Mure, Pommard 1er Clos des Charmois was a very tasty wine, with all the delicacy and elegance that 2010 offers, yet it was a little subdued – at least vs others from the vintage at this producer. Tasty enough though. The 2009 Chandon de […]

‘la maison’ – now there’s a video!

Remember my post on the new ‘boudoir’ in Vougeot? Well now there’s a little more info and even a video! la Maison 1 rue du Vieux Château 21640 Vougeot Tel: +33 3 80 61 06 10 contact@lamaisonvougeot.com Tastings: From €25 per person, open from 11h00 to 18h30 Monday to Thursday and Sunday, plus 10h00 to […]

want to know more about beaujolais nouveau? of-course you do :)

want to know more about beaujolais nouveau? of-course you do :)

Even if only from a voyeuristic perspective! Although most of us might have little more than an afterthought about this wine, it’s still a massive volume that is produced. In 2015, for example, the Beaujolais region sold 193,000 hectoliters of Beaujolais Nouveau, or more easily understood as about 25.7 million bottles in France and abroad. […]

ramonet’s bourgogne pinot – 2009+2010

ramonet’s bourgogne pinot – 2009+2010

These two wines have really changed their drinking positions in the time since their respective releases. At the start, the 2009 was simply delicious; open, caressing and tasty as any Bourgogne has the right to be. To amplify that point, this may already be the last bottle of my case. By comparison, the 2010 was […]

a little matterhorn…

a little matterhorn…

 The one and only Matterhorn (Swiss side!) You know, of-course, that I like my mountains, and today I took a chance for a quick visit to Zermatt – a surprisingly mere 2h10 on the train from Bern! The forecast is for snow tomorrow, so we took a chance on today – and what a result […]

give a dog a vosne…

give a dog a vosne…

 Or rather, some malcontent vosnes, already gone to the dogs… My last night in Beaune after our harvest was a meet-up with Marko de Morey, who had also finished his harvest. A simple night with a trio of Vosnes, a big baguette, and a fresh Brillat-Savarin – what could go wrong? Well, wine #1 was […]

a synthesis of le montrachet 2016

a synthesis of le montrachet 2016

 Montrachet – 28-Aug-2016. A really interesting story from Bourgogne Aujourd’hui, yesterday: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Domaine Leflaive, Guy Amiot, Lamy-Pillot and Domaine Fleurot have blended together all of their grapes harvested in Montrachet – or maybe I should say Le Montrachet, as their parcels are all on the Chassagne side. Normally […]

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