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July 2017 Burgundy Report online

July 2017 Burgundy Report online

[For subscribers] A profile of Saint Amour – is that even possible? Blind tasting about 50 St.Amours is of-course no-problem, likewise visiting ten new producers. Then back to the Côte de Nuits with a sniff of Chambolle-Musigny and much more Vosne-Romanée. Here.

june 2017 burgundy report, now online

Online today – the June 2017 Burgundy Report Ten reports covering new and revisited domaines from Chablis to Beaujolais – the latter, a modest tasting of 34 wines from the appellation of Moulin à Vent. Normally, I aim for at least a dozen reports per month in this ‘off-season’ time – but having ‘lost’ my […]

burgundy report – april 2017

The April Burgundy Report is now online. Marsannay is in focus with a profile of its vast area and complex network of lieux-dits. The proposal for premier crus – ‘the dossier!’ – showing how it should simplify our understanding of the appellation. There’s also a blind tasting of over 50 Marsannay wines – mostly from […]

new burgundy report online…

March 2017’s Burgundy Report is now online for subscribers – I hope that you enjoy! Thanks to all…


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 […]

december’s burgundy report

  My third Côte d’Or report is now online. Altogether the ‘whites,’ ‘reds’ and ‘grands maisons’ issues include commentary about 2016 and 2015 from over 80 producers and 1,300 wines. Now comes a relative (report writing) pause for Christmas, then the 5th of January – is Chablis time! https://www.burgundy-report.com/burgundy-report-extra/

brurgundy reports nov+dec…

brurgundy reports nov+dec…

The November and December Burgundy Report ‘Participants’ 🙂 https://www.burgundy-report.com/burgundy-report-extra/

the 2015 red burgundy report is now online…

the 2015 red burgundy report is now online…

Now online. Of-course much of the hype surrounding the 2015 reds has some basis in fact – it is simply a great vintage – to see how great, hop over to the subscription report here. 600 wines fall from the pages to add to over 300 in the October issue – and there’s much more […]

the 2015 white burgundy report

Online today is my October 2016 report covering the 2015 white burgundy vintage. In the usual place. Less consistent than 2014, this is still a vintage with many rewarding wines. The report will give you some insight into the character of the vintage, where to exercise some caution and, of-course, the best wines are highlighted […]

new burgundy report online

After the summer pause, when the whole of France decides to go on holiday, September is about harvesting. Well usually! The harvest was a late one this year, with most of the Côte de Nuits finishing in October. So, a report with plenty of 2016 vintage info, plus a more in-depth look at what the […]

can you ever have too much volnay?

Can you ever have too much Volnay? For subscribers, the wines of 29 domaines in the village: https://t.co/X9MvV4LfcN pic.twitter.com/dtCK84Oviy — bill nanson (@billnanson) April 8, 2016 The new report, now online for all you subscribers…

burgundy report ‘freeview’

burgundy report ‘freeview’

The notes from a small but perfectly formed cadre of growers from 18 months ago – don’t forget that all the older Burgundy Reports become ‘free to view’ when they are 18 months old… Here: July 2014

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