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30th edition of burgundy’s young talents…

30th edition of burgundy’s young talents…

I finally got to see the result of this years competition – decided at the end of last week. Here are the domaines, winemaker who got the trophy and the wines that they presented. Enjoy: Catégorie Mâconnais – Charles Edouard DROUIN of Domaine Thierry DROUIN Mâcon Vergisson « La Roche » Pouilly Fuissé « Maréchaude […]

the medalists – concours des vins du grand auxerrois 2018

Yesterday, the latest edition of the Concours des Vins du Grand Auxerrois (Auxerrois Wine Competition) was held, with nearly sixty jurors and 201 different wines entered. The Confrérie des Chevaliers des Trois Ceps(!) plus chief judge Nelly Lega blind-tasted the wines and in the appended pdf you can see all the results – enjoy…

young talents 2018

young talents 2018

The big tasting was this week, and here for your interest is the list of nominees for the trophy in each category. Some are well-known to readers of Burgundy Report, some naturally, are new. There will be a ‘taste-off’ with the trophy’s main judges – this year Olivier Poussier and Estelle Touzet (me last year […]

Burgundy’s Cave Prestige 2018

Burgundy’s Cave Prestige 2018

Nope, that’s not the vintage 2018 already, rather the 2018 version of Burgundy’s Cave Prestige, which mainly covers wines of the 2016 vintage. Apparently this is the 47th year that the cave prestige has been assembled; it consists of two tasting panels – a smaller one doing the first triage and larger group who provide […]

results: concours des grands vins du beaujolais 2018

For those of you with an interest, here are the results of this year’s Concours des Grands Vins du Beaujolais 2018: Link 160 tasters saw fit to bestow 215 ‘medals’ (94 Gold and 121 Silver) from 684 wines tasted…

Concours des Vins de Chablis – 2016 Vintage

Concours des Vins de Chablis – 2016 Vintage

I know that it’s only January, but it’s that time of year again – the Concours des Vins de Chablis. The tastings were done this week and results published today, so if you’re looking for a great list of 2016 Chablis – before my Januuary Report (60 domaines visited this month) is published! – then […]

ICYMI* – a few of my favourite things from 2017 – including the general

ICYMI* – a few of my favourite things from 2017 – including the general

*In Case You Missed it… My favourite short sketch: The General… [winemaker 1]You know, we have have a pet-name for winemaker 2, we call him the General… [me]And why do you call him the General? [winemaker 1]Because he puts all the medals he wins on the labels of his bottles… [winemaker 2]Not all of my […]

the trophy winners – burgundy’s young talents of the 2015 vintage!

the trophy winners – burgundy’s young talents of the 2015 vintage!

This year, I was more than honoured to be asked to be a judge at the blind tastings to determine the young winemaking talents of Burgundy, 2017. Lots of new names and great wines here for you. The Groupe des Jeunes Professionels de la Vigne were running their event for the 29th time this year, […]

cave prestige 2017

cave prestige 2017

Each year the BIVB hold a number of large tastings – this year 1,130 samples were presented and were split: Regional – 31% Villages – 41% Premiers – 23% Grands Crus – 5% The wines were supplied by domaines 84%, négoce 13% and cooperatives 3% Of those, the BIVB selected 195 wines to represent ‘Burgundy’ […]

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