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icymi – week 47 2018…

Just a couple this week: 2017_Burgundies_could_ease_sky-high_prices_ahead_of_Brexit Distilling a vintage into a few words is never easy – this is not so bad… the-paradox-of-burgundy Oxidisation – a new word for me – but ‘banal: weary, stale, flat and unprofitable’ – well we’ve all been there, eh? This article is also the first time I even considered […]

icymi – week 44-45 2018…

A few articles of reasonable to great worth that I’ve assembled over the last week or two: revealed-why-your-pinot-noir-is-actually-a-pinot-blanc-or-was-that-a-pinot-gris Something to get your teeth into – but not too long… trouble-with-cellaring-wine Nicely observed! Tim_Atkin_MW:_Its_heating_up_in_Burgundy Given it’s short length, this can only be described as a hit and run piece, but that doesn’t make it any less […]

icymi – week 43 2018…

icymi – week 43 2018…

From a week where the first clouds are appearing (literally, not metaphorically) in Burgundy since, for like, weeks! Above, Chassagne village yesterday afternoon… the-glorious-burgundies-of-olivier-bernstein Olivier is always good value – though his wine prices are another question 😉 At least here you get some insight into why his prices are what they are… botrytis-control-gets-a-shake-up Shake […]

icymi – week 41 2018

icymi – week 41 2018

Looking over Volnay Caillerets today… I’ve been collecting and saving these up over the last couple of weeks – I’ve lost a few too – I’ll take more care next time! examining-the-science-of-wineglass-shapes Of-course Jancis gets a star billing – I think I already have too many glasses to research further – I don’t break them […]

well ray, am I racist?

https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/slander-by-one-of-your-bloggers/ Dear Ray, I like that you engaged with me on the wordpress site – because it’s permanent – so 24-48 hours later you can’t delete everything, as has been your penchant on twitter or facebook for the last couple of years. I think the average ‘wordpress-smith’ couldn’t care less, but other audiences maybe more-so… […]

icymi – recent reading…

A few things I’ve read in the last days: Opinion: We all need to get over our Burgundy obsession. Now. Haha! The financial risks of chasing scarce Burgundy wines You need a subscription as well as deep pockets for this – but I’m sure the Jayer buyers are not even a little interested in the […]

tinkering with the hierarchy of the climats?

tinkering with the hierarchy of the climats?

The best thing I’ve read for a long time – it’s definitely worth broaching the second paragraph and more! Thank-you Andrew Jefford. Also a big thumbs up from me for the book he mentions; ‘Climats et Lieu-Dits des Grands Vignobles de Bourgogne‘ – it is my most-used reference – the book resides on my writing […]

hail nets are finally allowed – almost…

hail nets are finally allowed – almost…

David Rossignol of Rossignol-Trapet, in his Gevrey 1er Combottes vines in May this year… In case you missed it – because I did! On June 20, 2018 the use of anti-hail nets was allowed by the INAO for vines producing AOC / AOP wines – but the word only started to drip out into the […]

icymi – ‘tca-less cork by 2020’ – so what?

icymi – ‘tca-less cork by 2020’ – so what?

“An oak barrel brings value to a wine, but cork is perceived as potentially causing a problem with your wine… – …why is that?” Antonio Amorim – yes, that Amorim! This was published on Friday when I was traveling – it mandated comment. My first reaction was ‘Good!‘ My second reaction was ‘About Time!‘ My […]

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