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#2017burgundyreport – the winemakers of week 41, 2018

#2017burgundyreport – the winemakers of week 41, 2018

A modest number, but not modest selection, of vignerons pouring their 2017s this week, and that’s to add to this happy group from last week and another 14 (so-far) booked for the week after next. This ‘predominantly white producers‘ report will be online at the end of November – subscribe below 🙂 I just had […]

#2017burgundyreport

#2017burgundyreport

It’s colder. And the birds are starting to gather in the vineyards. I guess it’s Autumn! Monday was the first day of my programme of vintage 2017 domaine visits – it was also the day of a very rare occurance – rain! Okay, only modest rain! But it was the first in this neck of […]

july’s burgundy-report is online…

Just in time to get my teeth into the harvest, next week, July’s report is now online – so it’s only a notional ‘holiday’ that there’s no August report 🙂 July marks the first serious tastings of 2017s at a modest number of domaines – but a vintage that largely had very fast malos so […]

june’s burgundy report…

june’s burgundy report…

Some of the producers of Auxey-Duresses. I might be on holiday, but the June Burgundy Report is now online for you here. The synopsis? Something stirring in flatlands near Beaune. The 2017 Cave Prestige of the BIVB. Auxey-Duresses profiled plus multiple domaines profiled…

down south – a 2018 mâconnais update…

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Yesterday I hit the Mâconnais to taste wines from the Artisan Vignerons of South Burgundy – wines that are as good as Mâcon can be. They will be in my July report at the end of August. Northern Mâconnais got pretty badly hit by the hail this year, some vineyards (to use the local black […]

May’s Burgundy Report:

May’s Subscriber Report went live on Thursday. Highlighting the first meeting of the ‘Les Aligoteurs‘ where I managed to taste only half the wines – after 77 it was becoming too hard to differentiate – plus I still had to drive back to Beaune! The producers were arranged alphabetically and I started from A. If […]

the april-2018 burgundy report

A modest Burgundy Report for subscribers: A profile of Gevrey-Chambertin’s grand cru – Latricières-Chambertin: 11 of it’s 12 proprietors profiled (I tried for 12!) 47 different Latricières tasted by me on your behalf! Oh, and how to avoid oxidised white burgundy completely! For those of you who find the annual subscription of 85 swiss francs […]

Online – Burgundy Report, March 2018

Online – Burgundy Report, March 2018

It’s a couple of days late – sorry about that – but now online is my March report for subscribers: Included in this issue are the wines of over 50 domaines – about 40 of which are new names to the report. The domaines cover the full geographic spectrum of Burgundy – from Beaujolais, Chablis, […]

February 2018 Burgundy Report – 2 books and counting…

The fifth of my quintet of 2016 Vintage Burgundy reports is now online for subscribers, namely Beaujolais 2016. I usually feel inadequate when I hear of 100s of domaines, 1,000s of notes plus maybe 100,000 words delivered in other places, but this time I forced myself to do a little benchmarking: So, so far, my […]

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