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friday & saturday – busy, busy in beaune…

It’s hard to avoid the crowds in Beaune as you close in on the weekend – is something happening? Today was just manic in the centre. I find it best to try and find a quiet cellar – particularly when it has a nice 62 to taste – oops, I mean drink!!!! Friday: Today:

yesterday…

yesterday…

Today will be a busy day – perhaps over-exercising the palate! But the following were taken yesterday…

news for burgundy report…

I just wanted to keep you updated with content and news for Burgundy Report. First – thanks to all my subscribers in this launch year – you are managing to make an old man very happy. Thank-you! I’m currently working through masses of 2013s to get the reports online in the next weeks. My time-table […]

a new domaine to follow…

a new domaine to follow…

Another domaine to add to the Rebourgeon clan(s) of Pommard. I tasted the 2013s this week and found them lovely – not dissimilar to Rebourgeon-Mure (cousins) whose plots are often side-by-side. The wine above was fresh and tasty – despite hailing from 2003…!

offer of the day – Faiveley 2013…

DOMAINE FAIVELEY 2013 – En Primeur PREMIERS CRUS Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 2013 75 cl 72.50 (69.80*) Swiss Francs Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Saint-Georges 2013 75 cl 98.00 (98.00) Chambolle-Musigny Les Fuées 2013 75 cl 119.00 (119.00) Chambolle-Musigny la Combe d’Orveau 2013 75 cl 119.00 (119.00) Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses 2013 75 cl 228.00 (228.00) Corton Clos des Cortons […]

fluffy clouds & autumn colour…

fluffy clouds & autumn colour…

Perhaps a little sad on my part – but great clouds before it got dark yesterday 😉 Actually it was a very clear-skied night, so much so that the Hautes Côtes had their first frost of the Autumn – but beautiful skies and colours in abundance today, interspersed between tastings in Vougeot, Gevrey and Vosne. […]

to be, or not to be, 2004…

to be, or not to be, 2004…

I know, I know, ‘here we go again’ you are thinking. Well yes, and no… I’ve actually tried a few very good 2004s in the last days – I looked very hard at them, but found nothing amiss. So everything’s alright now say some. Hold your horses say I! The three wines that were fine, […]

de l’eau…

de l’eau…

I drove to the Côtes yesterday evening – it started dry in Switzerland, but it soon got very wet in France. Only the last few kms before Beaune allowed me the luxury of ‘intermittent’ windscreen-wipers! It seems that the department of the Côte d’Or got it (the rain!) quite badly – about 1 month’s rain […]

a year in corton…

a year in corton…

A very cool book – really super photos from Jon Wyand – it also looks like he’s been flying a very sturdy kite, given some stunning aerial shots…

The right road...

what to do on a friday?

Easy – visit Domaine Leflaive…

good day, thursday…

good day, thursday…

The mist blew off by lunchtime (again!) today, and beautiful it was. Afternoon in the Côte de Nuits for me and I thought I’d take plenty of pics after my 3pm appointment in Chambolle – unfortunately I didn’t leave the cellar until 6pm – when it was already dark! Not many pics then!

mist, sun, barrels, horses, trees and sky…

mist, sun, barrels, horses, trees and sky…

It just felt like that kind of day! On my way through the mist to visit Le Grappin today, I even saw peoples’ breath steaming a little – it didn’t seem that cool, but apparently… The sun managed to break through quite early today, it was already sunny around lunchtime. The vineyards close to the […]

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