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adieu benjamin leroux…

Sort-of… Hi Bill, Just a quick note to inform you that I will leave the Domaine Comte Armand by the end of July this year. Paul Zinetti who worked with me for the last 4 years will take over my position. I will be still act as a consultant, if need be, but I truly […]

back in france…

back in france…

Having published the March-EXTRA! report in the early hours, I’m now back in Burgundy to complete my visits for April! A brilliant visit to start the day, at Jean Fournier in Marsannay – wines certainly on a similar quality-level to Pataille’s, and the first Marsannay whites that I really like! (Shock…). Interesting that the locals […]

March Issue of Burgundy Report EXTRA!

March Issue of Burgundy Report EXTRA!

Is now online for subscribers.   The first of three parts beginning my exploration of Chablis; starting with the town itself and a view on the wines of 2012. Its Grand Cru vineyards, its producers – there are already 20 domaines lined up – and even Petit Chablis will come under scrutiny in part.2, in […]

wine faults seminar 15th may in london…

It seems that half a dozen places are still open for this seminar, so if you’re both interested and available, please directly email andrea.warren at btinternet.com “Pyrazine in the Burgundy: could it really be the ladybirds?” Bill Nanson has had derision and support from winemakers in almost equal measure for his theory about the ailment […]

galeyrand’s 2006 marsannay

galeyrand’s 2006 marsannay

I’m typing this in a break from hundreds of notes for the March edition of Extra! – online by Monday. This wine reminds me of why I do all of this – it’s a treat! 2006 Jerome Galeyrand, Marsannay Combe du Pré What a lovely wine! I’m actually writing this note on the second day […]

digioia-royer 2008 chambolle-musigny

digioia-royer 2008 chambolle-musigny

2008 Digioia-Royer, Chambolle-Musigny Hmm. A nice fresh nose with a slowly growing background of pretty dark fruit – ‘drink me’ fruit. In the mouth this is a sleek, fresh wine that has probably lost the fat of its youth but certainly not its vivacity and energy. Modest tannin but a lithe and tasty intensity of […]

an easter weekend in beaune…

an easter weekend in beaune…

A taste of Beaune market… Friday, back in Beaune from Chablis – the weather had turned cooler and cloudier. An abortive attempt to go to Dilletantes in the evening – was on holiday until 24th – followed by an abortive attempt to eat something at Maison de Colombier – it was already full – so, […]

petit and cold – chablis day 4 (updated!)

petit and cold – chablis day 4 (updated!)

Well, that’s blown out the cobwebs! A quote from the manager of an important estate this morning: Last night, -2°C down to nearly -3°C in some places. Frightening ! Another grower, this afternoon, showed me the ‘burned’ dead shoots he’d removed from some vines in Les Clos, but said It’s inconsequential, there’s so little of […]

the chablis shuffle, part (day) 3

the chablis shuffle, part (day) 3

chablis 2014 – to heat, or not to heat

chablis 2014 – to heat, or not to heat

There were many producers holding their breath last night, and will probably be doing the same tonight – it reached -2.2°C at 05h30 this morning. The fact that it is dry gives a little more latitude, so the vines can better resist the cold, but still at -3°C the new leaves and shoots on those […]

the chablis shuffle, part (day) 2

the chablis shuffle, part (day) 2

just shuffling around Chablis – day 1

just shuffling around Chablis – day 1

Oh, and for those of you who missed the news: Domaine des Lambrays has been sold to LVMH. Some links: http://t.co/1Q1tOfQRON http://t.co/amSnFYOzda It's official. — Jeremy Seysses (@JeremySeysses) April 14, 2014 Owners of Clos des Lambrays have sold up evidently no point in staying in Morey St Denis now that David Clark has left… — Jasper Morris (@justjasper) […]

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