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j-lo & shite – the geordie guide to white burgundy

It’s a year or-so old, but it just popped-up in my YouTube feed today – what a lovely, fun video – highly recommended!  

let’s call it an hommage, shall we?

I read Christie’s recent posting with a sense of deja-vu – it was less than a couple of hundred words in their summary of Domaine Rousseau, and it was also far from identical – but I think the resemblance is stark. 1. Christie’s this week: “In 1951 Charles Rousseau found himself at Victoria Station in […]

a little gratuitous horse ploughing :)

In French, from Marie-Antoinette Szczypiorski of the the French wine publication, Bettane et Desseauve, following the team of Chandon de Briailles in Corton Clos du Roi…  


icymi – week 38 – mainly expensive & forged this week

Wine Searcher have been off my article radar for a while now – rarely offering something to pique my reading lust, but there are two in two days this week: Burgundy: Breeding Ground for Unicorn Wines Worth reading, but always with the ‘Yes, but…’ in the back of my mind. For all the blah, blah […]

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 […]

this week’s icymi…

I’ve been saving a few up for you – here’s about 2 week’s worth: Jefford on Monday: The Chablis difference Short but punchy. An unusual presentational approach to Chablis – I would say reasonably successful too – well-done Andrew. There’s been a sad (relative) absence of Burgundy content in Decanter since Tim Atkin was made […]

icymi from last week (plus…)

A little too much that’s related to auctions – but such is writing today – I hesitate to include it, as it makes me just an unpaid marketing extension of the wine-pricing bubble… Still, there’s quite an interesting range of things:   Honestly, despite doing quite a piece last year (the year before?) on the […]

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