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2014 white burgundy

2014 is the greatest white wine vintage that I’ve ever tasted… Online yesterday for subscribers. The full info on why, what to buy, and from whom, here. 38 producers and almost 400 wines…

2013s… (and a bit of gevrey!)

2013s… (and a bit of gevrey!)

Gevrey-Chambertin Les Evocelles today… The 2013 whites were rather accurately reported I think, but I really felt that the reporting on the 2013 reds was all over the place – more-so than the wines themselves. Of-course I’m talking about good addresses, and, in the main, Côte de Nuits domaines (which I’m visiting this month), but […]

2013 white burgundy report – now online

2013 white burgundy report – now online

  Now online here: 10-2014-burgundy-report-extra

Le Grappin 2013s

Le Grappin 2013s

Tasted with Andrew Nielsen in Beaune 29th October, 2014. Pictured right, Andrew and Emma Nielsen. Le Grappin @legrappin www.legrappin.com Well, there was no point in making you wait 2+ more weeks for the October issue of Burgundy Report EXTRA! to read this – because the Le Grappin 2013 offer closes on the 4th of November […]

March Issue of Burgundy Report EXTRA!

March Issue of Burgundy Report EXTRA!

Is now online for subscribers.   The first of three parts beginning my exploration of Chablis; starting with the town itself and a view on the wines of 2012. Its Grand Cru vineyards, its producers – there are already 20 domaines lined up – and even Petit Chablis will come under scrutiny in part.2, in […]

The first Burgundy-Report Extra! (by subscription)

The next days will see some technical improvements to what you see (I think!) and the updating of the Homepage to reflect this new dimension to Burgundy Report. But the basic implementation seems to work – unless you tell me otherwise…(?) So here is the first report, which contains the link to become a subscriber. […]

very proud…

very proud…

Even though it’s not possible (for me) to read my name! The Japanese edition:

exuberant hospices de beaune 2010…

Auction prices were up by about 20% versus last year – so not too irrational pricing (reds at least will offer high potential quality) – perhaps because the Chinese actor couldn’t get to the sale, the Chinese (for now) kept their powder relatively dry. Reuters report here.

auction weekend…

It’s that time of year again. This weekend is the auction for the Hospices de Beaune – and there is added spice. It’s the 150th auction and the (red) grapes looked very fine, but with Christies driving the marketing of the sale into China, part-Chinese auction catalogues and a Chinese actress to stand beside the […]

2007’s

I was planning to write a few notes on the 2007’s for the next burgundy report – another 2 weeks? – but there are too many requests on the subject to ignore.  Briefly you only need to look here to see what the winemakers were up against in the vintage, but moving onto what’s in […]

update at mischief & mayhem

update at mischief & mayhem

As discussed in my report back in July, the team at M&M have opened (only last weekend) their new ‘cellar-door’ facility – rather nice it is too – but if today was anything to go by, in January the refridgerator will be used to keep the wine warm! Best news from this follow-up visit is […]