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relocation, muscle ache and 99 volnay (as a starting point…)

relocation, muscle ache and 99 volnay (as a starting point…)

It was a quiet week in this Diary – eh? Not so for me, in general, the above was my transport for part of the week. Full-power house-moving this week, and the refrigerated truck was just for my wine relocation. Although all my wine would have (just about!) fit into the truck, apparently I was […]

l’éphémère…

l’éphémère…

Coming soon to a monopole vineyard near you (me!)….

你好 – こんにちは – bonjour…

你好 – こんにちは – bonjour…

Over 10 years ago, I had multiple language options as standard on these pages – but after a few alleged updates, they didn’t really work well. But after a long pause, there’s (potentially!) a more elegant solution, so… Okay, it may be that the bottom of the page isn’t the first place that you’d look […]

producer map of meursault-perrières…

producer map of meursault-perrières…

I’m really happy to have my hands on a copy of this. Two weeks ago (maybe 3…), Laurent Gotti made a presentation in Beaune of some of the producers’ wines and discussed a little of the complex terroirs of Meursault Perrières – illustrated with this new map. The syndicate of Meursault producers were very happy […]

an evening in the clos vougeot with yo-yo ma?

an evening in the clos vougeot with yo-yo ma?

That sounds good to me. Here you can find the programme of ‘Musique et Vin’ at the Clos de Vougeot, starting with Yo-Yo next Sunday: http://www.closdevougeot.fr/fr/index.php?page=105

lundi – le grand deluge!

lundi – le grand deluge!

 Monday’s view down Chablis Les Clos Well if Saturday was a perfect day, Sunday was fine until the evening, when the rain began. From then-on, it just got heavier and heavier – torrential was the only apt word for Monday morning – so yesterday I headed with my touring group for Chablis. It was still […]

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saturday – such a perfect day in the vines…

Traveling with a family – on a Burgundy Report wine tour. We were so lucky with the weather…

the ‘not just’ la romanée tasting last friday…

the ‘not just’ la romanée tasting last friday…

Something of an honour; 72 wines from the domaine of Louis-Michel Liger-Belair, commemorating 200 years since the family established their presence in Burgundy. There was also a brilliant music concert in the evening (including a 302 year-old Stradivarius) followed by dinner, prepared by Pascal Barbot and his team from the 3-star restaurant in Paris, l’Astrance. […]

View over Blanchot Dessous towards Montrachet

montrachet, clos des mouches

A couple of afternoon appointments afforded these views today – fully 33°C too!

last saturday’s blind burgundy extravaganza!

last saturday’s blind burgundy extravaganza!

I get together with a couple of friends once every 6 months or-so, and last weekend we drank (blind) a lovely selection of wines – a modest 12 bottles with good food and good company! The first wine was mine. The Jadot was a 2010 but already with oxidised notes – we cut it some […]

nets! – a walk in volnay…

nets! – a walk in volnay…

Walking around the southern side of Volnay on Wednesday, including high on the hill where the big plot of Ez Blanches has been replanted. I also spotted one of the trial patches of hail netting – 9 rows to be precise. Let’s hope that they don’t have the opportunity to be tested…

smash and grabs in chablis…

Image: Julien Brocard, 29th January 2015. The domaine of Jean-Marc Brocard was, last weekend, targeted by thieves, and not for the first time in recent days. In a ram-raid smash and grab (the domaine and its shop is remote from its home village of Préhy, about 7-8 minutes drive from Chablis town) about 600 bottles […]

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