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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 […]

this week’s icymi…

What’s new in Beaujolais – well the Louis Latour thing is old news – here at least! I was actually the first journalist to taste the first vintage of that wine after bottling! Géraldine Godot at Domaine de l’Arlot – always worth your (my!) time… Lastly Christies and de Vogüé… Enjoy!

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 […]

last week’s icymi

last week’s icymi

A few interesting things I spotted of the course of last week: Domaine Olivier Merlin: Corinne and Olivier Merlin’s 15 hectare domaine with vines in the Mâconnais and Moulin à Vent has new personnel. Sons Paul and Theo Merlin, both winemakers, have joined their parents – their first vintage will be 2018. Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux: By […]

icymi…

icymi…

It may not look like much, but this is Clos de Vougeot ‘Musigni’ – pictured last week… Just a few things collected in the last days: A tale of two Dujacs from Bruce Sanderson – worth a read! Andrew Jefford on Billionaire ownership – It’s all been said before, and quite some time ago, but […]

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