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sunday: a film première and a wine auction – but not in that order!

sunday: a film première and a wine auction – but not in that order!

That a record value for the 157th Hospices de Beaune wine sale was achieved was never in doubt, such was the extra volume of wine that was ‘donated’ by the 2017 vintage. There hasn’t been a volume of wine like this for sale since either 2011 or 2009, or in some places since 1999 – […]

cuvée magazine…

cuvée magazine…

I bought this, because it’s about Chablis, and Chablis is my day-job! For €20 there’s virtually no advertising across Cuvée Magazine’s 120 pages of content, though the text is large and the pictures are page-filling. You could certainly buy a more in-depth book for that. There is much about this magazine that reminds me of […]

mapping beaujolais

First published in 2015, I’m happy to have a full, physical, set of these useful maps – and you can now find them all – here online – courtesy (& of-course copyright!) of Inter Beaujolais; though I’m still prevaricating over having those physical versions framed – as it will cost well-over €1,000 to do them […]

a new title…

Looks worth trying to get hold of a copy… Looks interesting: Behind the romance of French wine https://t.co/dmHvf44InK via @TheStreet — bill nanson WM (@billnanson) March 20, 2017

great stuff – old maps!

great stuff – old maps!

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world of fine wine – two great articles…

world of fine wine – two great articles…

I get to see copies of World of Fine Wine relatively infrequently – probably less than half of those issues that are published. I’m not pushed to improve on this ratio, as I often struggle to find articles to suit my interests, but the current issue (48) has a couple of beauties. First, a relatively […]

Book: Recipes from the French Wine Harvest

Book: Recipes from the French Wine Harvest

This book has been waiting for more love than I had time for for, there were simply too many things to do, but now the timing seems perfectly appropriate as the home domaine is approaching mid-harvest. Rosi, just in case you hadn’t made the connection, is clearly the better half of Anthony Hanson, author of […]

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 […]

‘museum-ification of wine’

“Have ultrahigh prices distorted our understanding and enjoyment of wine?” Well, have they? I think so. I didn’t used to think and then re-think whether to open a bottle from, for instance, DRC 10-15 years ago. Today it is hard, because it’s not just great wine, it’s a new garage door or a fancy new […]

NYT – best winebooks of 2014(?)

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/10/dining/the-best-wine-books-of-2014.html I’m guessing that editorial deadlines didn’t leave space for Jon Wyand’s ‘A Year in Corton’ – or maybe because the prose is in French – but the words are only a minor part of this book; a pictorial view of the producers and vines of that famous hill. Worth more than an honourable mention […]

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…

see the ownerships within the vineyards…

see the ownerships within the vineyards…

I initially thought it would be fun to do something like this, but it was very hard to do with French data protection rules etcetera. Anyway, it seems that Christophe Tupinier at Bourgogne Aujourd’hui has got around all that. There are 3 or 4 vineyards treated in this way in his latest (#116) issue. Well […]

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