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rootstock pommard

rootstock pommard

‘Rootstock‘ happened at the Château de Pommard this weekend. Rootstock – Woodstock? Well, why not… Of the two days possible to visit, we chose the Saturday to attend – it was hot despite plenty of cloud-cover – storms were forecast, but the weather-gods deemed that the storm should arrive only around 23h30 – I think […]

St.Vincent =2018= St.Véran

St.Vincent =2018= St.Véran

Yesterday evening, the venue was the the Château de Chasselas – it was a little party to celebrate St.Véran as the location of the 74th St.Vincent Tournante – 27-28 January 2018. Of-course, St.Véran is actually an appellation, not a village, hence, the party was in Chasselas and location of the St.Vincent will be the in […]

mois des climats – to celebrate?

mois des climats – to celebrate?

The month of the Climats Mois des Climats begins this coming Friday as a celebration of the Route des Grands Crus. Yes we’ve all travelled, camera in hand, up and down the ‘RdGCs’ – whether in our cars, on our bikes or even via the magic of a pair of running shoes, but did you […]

st.véran 2018

st.véran 2018

For your diaries: St.Véran are organising the 74th Saint-Vincent – which will be held over the weekend of 27-28 January 2018 in Prissé… And some Saint-Véran infos? 1 variety : Chardonnay 7 communes of production : Chânes, Chasselas, Davayé, Leynes, Prissé, Saint-Vérand et Solutré-Pouilly. 726 hectares of vines in production in 2016 37,000 hectolitres of […]

it’s christmas

it’s christmas

 A Christmas Nativity – spotted whilst out and about, yesterday… Wishing all avid readers and occasional passers-by – a very happy Christmas from the robot that makes these pages! Bestest Bill

o leflaive with pousse d’or & d duband – hospices weekend dinners

o leflaive with pousse d’or & d duband – hospices weekend dinners

If you are ‘in town’ for the Hospices weekend, then this really looks not bad; good food and some proper wine… Full infos here.

the saint-vincent 2017 in mercurey

the saint-vincent 2017 in mercurey

The Saint-Vincent is a regional celebration that was created by the Confrérie des chevaliers du tastevin in 1938* and the poster (right) for the 2017 event has been released this week. It is a meeting of all the grower syndicates of Burgundy in one village each year, and their associated (about 80) small statues of […]

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

updating – just an average week – sort-of…

updating – just an average week – sort-of…

Bern, courtesy Bern Tourismus. Well yesterday I opened the booking for the Paulée Suisse – I’m very pleased to see how it’s coming together. See for yourself here. Then, just for the fun (I suppose!) we had hail yesterday in Beaune – about 17h45 – it looked like snow to start with, but got harder! […]

wine faults seminar (ladybirds, ladybugs…?)

wine faults seminar (ladybirds, ladybugs…?)

If anyone is interested to join-in this, drop me a line asap – and I’ll pass it on – there are only 3 bottles of each wine (there are a number of wines) so I’m guessing it might be limited to ~50(?) Dear wine enthusiast The Circle of Wine Writers’ committee has been in recent […]

the holiday season – please expect tumbleweed…

the holiday season – please expect tumbleweed…

Until January – may you all be happy with your (wine!) choices…

an ‘xmas’ card

an ‘xmas’ card

From Jean-Michel Chartron…

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