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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. […]

Mercurey – Saint Vincent – 28-29 Januray

Mercurey – Saint Vincent – 28-29 Januray

It’s getting closer and closer – the Saint Vincent in Mercurey, that is – and let’s not forget its co-host, Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu! Don’t forget to save the date! Unfortunately (and typically!) I can’t attend, I’m already too much in France in January and February, but I’m hoping that it runs well and everyone enjoys better weather […]

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.

just a few grands jours images

just a few grands jours images

Four collages that just about summarise 5 days of tastings…  

188 tastevinage wines for you…

188 tastevinage wines for you…

The Spring tasting of the Tastevinage was done in the Clos de Vougeot last week. For those of you with an interest, here is a list of the 188 wines chosen, from the 565 which were presented, that are now allowed to wear the tastevinage label. Lots of great 2014s from the Mâconnais and Chablis, […]

a quiet night among the books…

a quiet night among the books…

Just a quiet evening among the books of Athenaeum in Beaune tonight. Fred Ménager was cooking (with his team) plus multiple bottles of 2008, mainly in magnum, from Christian Clerget, Jean-Jacques Confuron, Vincent Dureuil-Janthial, Michel Lafarge, Hubert Lamy, Jean Louis et Andrée Trapet, Tollot-Beaut, Vitteaut-Alberti and Guiseppe-Rinaldi. The wines were some thing of a free-for-all […]

a tasting audience…

a tasting audience…

Some of the people watching us taste yesterday evening:     Notes will follow in the March report, unfortunately it was mainly the reds as I started to get some tooth sensitivity – still, a trio of Bâtards to finish was something of a balm…

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