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domaine leflaive – info in your inbox

domaine leflaive – info in your inbox

Lots of websites allow you to subscribe to an email-list with future info shipped direct to your inbox – though few actually deliver much (this site included :)) – but Leflaive keep sending stuff. You can get it too, if interested, in which case you should be prompted if you go here. (No affiliation!)

Boris Champy – the new man for Domaine des Lambrays…

Boris Champy – the new man for Domaine des Lambrays…

Boris Champy in action, right… It is official this week – ultra-athlete Boris Champy will be the new face of Domaine des Lambrays – taking over the role of Thierry Bruin as he moves into his retirement. Boris, who hails from a family of vignerons in Champagne, studied in Bordeaux and worked for the Moueix […]

adieu laurent ponsot – sort of…

EDIT: It's complicated! Laurent Ponsot leaving the family domaine, but quoted as saying that it won't be sold… https://t.co/0sXqNRIRbS — bill nanson WM (@billnanson) March 14, 2017 Laurent Ponsot, pictured right, when tasting 2015s in Morey St.Denis, last November. Laurent Ponsot has made a name for himself, not just by being the greatest exponent of […]

changes at domaine van berg

One of the most iconoclastic of producers – Domaine Van Berg – in Meursault is about to undergo a sea-change.They are in discussions with potential successors, but, for the moment, they have no new names to announce… “For 15 years I have had the singular purpose of offering a quality product without concession. To maintain […]

to plough or to mulch…

Another interesting lactuduvin article – here on Pousse d’Or and the art of mulching. Or, if you prefer, a google translation.

prodigal…

A sleeping giant awakens! I sent Ray Walker my article for his ‘right of response’ a few hours before I publicly linked it by publishing my September 2016 Report: Today a response, which I offer for transparency: ——————————————————- On 26 January 2017 at 09:23, Ray Walker wrote: Bill you will have my response shortly. For […]

the new, older, generation…

http://www.winemag.com/2017/01/24/burgundys-new-generation-rising-to-the-challenge/ Of-course none of these will be new to regular readers, but this is a nice piece, with some lovely portraits by Jon Wyand. Though for a ‘new generation’ this group is becoming ‘rather mature!’ – I profiled most in these pages more than a dozen years ago 🙂 And as a digestif, why not […]

all change at chanson père et fils…

all change at chanson père et fils…

And my quick translation for you: Gilles de Courcel has been at the helm of Domaine Chanson Père & Fils in Beaune, for 14 years. He’s now moving aside for Vincent Avenel, who has been working as Chanson’s commercial manager since last May. Vincent was hired by Gilles together with the head of Bollinger, the […]

bonneau du martray – part 2 – more info

bonneau du martray – part 2 – more info

The best (most) information to date on the transaction and some of the drivers for the sale. Here.

bonneau du martray (largely) sold

So, Stan Kroenke, owner of Screaming Eagle & sports teams aplenty, now owns majority of Bonneau de Martray. A white to go with the red — Jancis Robinson (@JancisRobinson) January 4, 2017 Jancis (above) was the first to post on this, in English. One hour ahead of her was the following in French. My rough […]

pierre vincent – goodbye vougeraie, hello leflaive…

More Leflaive: I originally posted about this in my Domaine de la Vougeraie 2015 report, in December 2016. Seemingly, and for many weeks, this was Burgundy’s worst kept secret, yet no-one publicised it, and I’ve still seen nothing official about this from either domaine; but, just before Christmas, Pierre Vincent finished his career as winemaker […]

‘new old’ labels, chez leflaive…

‘new old’ labels, chez leflaive…

The Domaine Leflaive label is has changed little since its inception in the 1920s, when Joseph Leflaive decided to bottle at the property – itself an innovation at the time. The label when first done stood out from contemporaries, because creamy ‘parchment’ colours were the fashion, but the background to Leflaive’s label was very white. […]

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