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week 1 2018 – the ‘chablisesque rogues’ gallery

week 1 2018 – the ‘chablisesque rogues’ gallery

A short first week in Chablis, but there’s two more weeks (plus a bit) to come. Here my first ‘rogues’ galley and already it’s clear that 2016 in Chablis is a fascinating vintage – already three distinct styles – and that’s with only 10 of 60 visits done! Now recharging the batteries in Beaune for […]

December 2017 Burgundy Report is now online for subscribers!

December 2017 Burgundy Report is now online for subscribers!

Here The trilogy of October to December reports cover 101 Côte d’Or domaines and over 1,600 wines. With over 100 more domaines to be covered in January and February – that’s for 2016 Chablis and 2016 Beaujolais – nobody else provides such depth and perspective of the new vintage in Burgundy. Enjoy!

2016 red burgundy – report online

For subscribers, my November report with 50 visit reports and 650 wines and more is now online: 2016, not much wine, a complex yet highly rewarding red burgundy vintage And if you’re undecided about subscribing – here is my report on the 2014 Reds: Burgundy Report 11-2015

2016 White Burgundy Report

There are 550 wines in this issue, 400 of them in the White Report but there’s also plenty of Moulin à Vent & Central Otago pinot noir too. Want to see what you might be missing? Check out my 2014 White Burgundy Report – now free for all…

week 42’s ‘rogues’ gallery

week 42’s ‘rogues’ gallery

This week’s visits for October’s 2016 White Burgundy Report – published around 20 November – or so!

week 41’s ‘rogues’ gallery

week 41’s ‘rogues’ gallery

Some lovely visits to kick off the work for October’s 2016 White Burgundy Report. Wines that are really a surprise (to me) and it was particularly good to see some smiles on the faces of many vigneron(ne)s after their 2017 harvest – not everyone, but most. Now it’s my birthday weekend (I’ve been told!) so […]

september’s burgundy report is online

september’s burgundy report is online

Here. Of-course the 2017 harvest, observations and some hints to what we might be tasting (and buying) in another 12-15 months are centre-stage. With vintages ending in a ‘7’ in mind, a look at some ‘executive wines’ from the 1997 vintage – 20 years on. Even in a modest vintage, such things are only borderline […]

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…

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 […]

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