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Romanée-Saint-Vivant – 20 years on

Romanée-Saint-Vivant – 20 years on

I’m planning a tasting of 16 different labels of RSV from the 1999 vintage – in Bern, in Spring 2019. All the bottles were bought by me between 2001 and 2002… Clearly it won’t be a cheap tasting, but get in touch if you’re interested to join – 10 places available – anyone who brings […]

exhibition: le pinard des poilus

exhibition: le pinard des poilus

There’s a new exhibition coming up in the Clos de Vougeot, from Saturday 15 September 2018 until Sunday 31 March 2019 – Le Pinard des Poilus Commemorating the end of the 1914-1918 world war. This exhibition brings together the Château plus UNESCO, author Christophe Lucand and the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin. The inauguration of […]

midsummer beaune….

We arrived in Beaune about 9pm on Thursday – I say ‘in’ but that’s not technically correct – virtually all the entrances to the centre of Beaune were blocked. A little local knowledge, followed by reversing 300 metres up a one-way street finally got us to our usual parking place. Why? Well it’s midsummer’s night […]

henri jayer – the last hurrah?

henri jayer – the last hurrah?

Auction catalogue screenshot 12 April 2018 On June 17 2018, there will be an auction of burgundy wines that has very little (recent) equal. It will take place in Geneva under the auspices of Baghera Wines. Whilst incredulous of a number of lots in this auction house’s first couple of auctions – how could they […]

a little st.vincent action

a little st.vincent action

No rain! As Matt in a previous comment noted, very well organised, and it seems to me that the idea of having a concert with 300(+) people collected together in one place was good for keeping the streets just a little more ‘navigable.’ Apparently the organisors had problems with some people complaining that there was […]

st.vincent – st.veran – 2018 27-28 january

st.vincent – st.veran – 2018 27-28 january

If you are going to the St.Vincent for St.Veran tomorrow – in Prissey – you actually may not need an umbrella! The Château du Clos de Vougeot has an exhibition of all the posters – the first poster was done in 1971 – but if you can’t make it, here they are in ‘micro-format!

tastevinage – version 100

tastevinage – version 100

The images for this post were stolen from the website of www.tastevinage.fr. Next week I’ll be attending the 100th edition of Tastevinage tasting in the Château du Clos de Vougeot – as a little background, here’s what I previously learned and wrote about the Tastevinage tastings. The twice-yearly tastings have been organized since 1950, but […]

a world of difference…

a world of difference…

What a lovely day Friday was, but how definitely un-lovely the rest of the weekend in the Côte d’Or was! Friday I had lots to do, but late afternoon it was possible to get out for a walk in the vines and the old town of Meursault – and not one piece of Panatone from […]

viré-clessé celebrates its 19th spring ‘open-doors’

viré-clessé celebrates its 19th spring ‘open-doors’

If you find yourself with nothing to do over the Easter weekend – and are in easy traveling distance of Viré-Clessé – why not? Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April 2017, from 10h00 to 19h00, visitors can taste the wines of producers in Viré-Clessé in 29 cellars spread over the villages of Viré and Clessé. […]

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