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the visits – week 12 2019…

the visits – week 12 2019…

Above the ‘lucky’ winemakers I managed to visit last week on a whirlwind tour of practically the whole of (greater) Burgundy – I missed a little Mâcon, but there were representatives from the Auxerrois, Chablis, Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, Côte de Chalonnais and the Beaujolais. 100 wines tasted blind too. Included were some […]

february 2019 report –

[Online for subscribers] The, now, regular February report that has Beaujolais as its main focus. Including my 2017 vintage summary and highlights – as always, including a bunch of new names – in total 45 domaines and over 300 wines. Look-out for some explanation, plus discussion and notes on the first vintage for the Bourgogne […]

2017 Chablis – report now online…

[For Subscribers] 62 domaines, over 50 2017 Petit Chablis – blind, and my vintage summary and highlights. Including a bunch of new names. 625 wines, even including some (shock) already bottled from from 2018! That’s 2,425 wines in the vintage reports to-date. Plus notes from each producer on their 2017 and 2018 campaigns. As always, […]

week 1 of 3 in the beaujolais

week 1 of 3 in the beaujolais

The ‘lucky’ vignerons I visited last week, including ‘Fedora’ – le chien de Lapierre! I write this whilst trying to work out where the odd sock has disappeared too – it’s already time to pack my bag for week 2 in Beaujolais! Week 1 was such a change from the weather at home and most […]

chablis winemakers visited in week 4 2019

chablis winemakers visited in week 4 2019

More 2017 white burgundy – this from the last of my three weeks in Chablis this year – #Burgundyweek3 already. I’ve visited Chablis to make broad tastings since the 2012 vintage, usually for 3 weeks in January – last week was the first time that I managed to see some real snow in all that […]

chablis winemakers (and their dogs) visited in week 3, 2019

chablis winemakers (and their dogs) visited in week 3, 2019

More 2017 Burgundy – this from my second of three weeks in Chablis this year – #Burgundyweek2 – but isn’t every week #Burgundyweek ? Occasional showers and some frozen mornings – but this week, at least, I avoided the snow – but it looks like I might get some for my camera next week! But […]

the chablis winemakers visited in week 2, 2019

the chablis winemakers visited in week 2, 2019

2017 Burgundy is far from over – this was my first group of visits in Chablis this year – the first of three weeks. So for me #Burgundyweek lasts three weeks in January. ‘Roughly’ 62 visits are planned – the report will be online before the end of February – yes I know that’s a […]

2017 Red Burgundy Report – the ‘Grands Maisons’

Quite frankly, 2017 is the most complex, the most variable, red wine vintage that I’ve ever tasted. The 2017 Vintage Grands Maisons Report In December 2018’s Burgundy Report there are over 440 wines for you to add to the last two months reports – so that’s already more than 1,800 wines from 110+ producers in […]

2017 Red Burgundy Report

Quite frankly, 2017 is the most complex, the most variable, red wine vintage that I’ve ever tasted. The November Burgundy Report For subscribers – 50 individual reports now online online covering the (mainly) red domaines. The October and November reports together cover more than 1,360 wines – with the December Report, covering the major ‘Maisons,’ […]

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