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a bit of meursault yesterday evening…

Oïdium - normally more a pinot problem, but here on chardonnay...

harvesting – but will that be in september or august?

 Oïdium today in the Côte de Nuits… The harvest date: Some people are mentioning the 5th of September as a potential harvesting date, which is entirely possible, but as of today, it’s still too early say whether the 5th of September will be the start date, or the finishing date! We seem to have the […]

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last sun in grands-echézeaux…

I’d planned to go for a run yesterday evening, but at the last minute there was an errand – so it was a run to the Côte de Nuits – in the car! I took some pictures about 9:15pm with the last rays of the sun, mainly in Grands-Echézeaux – and despite all the images […]

only bottles, no writing…

only bottles, no writing…

Yes, the house-moving has been a bit of a pain, but just to prove that I haven’t also been avoiding refreshments…

one (special) day in the climats…

one (special) day in the climats…

Yesterday was a celebration of the successful entry of ‘Burgundy’ into the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. If you have seen some/most of the coverage since this was announced on Saturday, you will have mainly noted that Champagne, also a new ‘inscription’ has taken the headlines, and that only the last paragraph mentions Burgundy. […]

99 volnay clos des ‘xxx’

99 volnay clos des ‘xxx’

Age shows the difference! My two wines from the Elégance de Volnay: As young wines, i.e. the first year or two from release, this Potel was qualitatively on the same level as the Lafon Santenots and the d’Angerville Clos des Ducs – I really can’t say that anymore. Today the Potel is wild, complex and […]

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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