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updated vintage chart – v.1.7

updated vintage chart – v.1.7

Updated to include, among other things, my early thoughts on the 2015s. Here. The ‘other things’ include: A small increase in the average score for 2007 reds – a nod to their opening out Increasing the number of ‘red flagged’ white vintages – i.e. ones to drink up to minimise your exposure to oxidised bottles. […]

4 million…

4 million…

I’ve only just noticed that, last week, Burgundy Report passed the 4 million visitors milestone. And that’s only since I changed the site software – sometime in 2006 – not since the beginning of the site in 2002. I’d celebrate with a drink – but it’s breakfast time – later… 🙂

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/

next week – the 2015 white burgundy report

next week – the 2015 white burgundy report

Above, a bunch of happy smiley faces, visited since the harvest. There are just a few more to add, but October 2016’s Burgundy Report will be online by next Friday. October 2016 = 2015 White Burgundy. The wines and thoughts of important domaines, plus the information on the vintage and its best wines. Coming soon…

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 […]

vintage chart update – v1.60

vintage chart update – v1.60

I’ve finally got an update for my vintage chart, including the 2014 vintage for the first time – amazing what you can get done when the harvest is a little later – though I know that I’ll pay for it when I’m supposed to be visiting producers, but haven’t yet finished sorting grapes 😉 My […]

new burgundy report(s)

So the April and May reports were all about Beaujolais – lots of domaines visited, wines tasted – and blind too – about 650 bottles of them. Now the June report is also online with an interesting selection of themes, including a pinot vs gamay rosé face-off, plus other interesting (for me!) looks at vineyards, […]

Burgundy Report: Chablis 2014

Burgundy Report: Chablis 2014

48 domaines. Over 500 wines. Comment from their producers. The extra-special highlighted – as always. https://wp.me/PjmsF-ajB Of-course for subscribers, for the next 18 months, then everyone…

december’s report…

Well that’s the last of my reports for 2015 now online. That’s another 440 notes accumulated across visits to 14 major producers (I call them grandes maisons), a blind tasting of 36x 2013 Ladoix – which delivered some lovely wines, and a tasting in search of pinosity in Beaujolais – wines back to 1949. I […]

côte dijonnaise…

An addition to the glossary: #cote-dijonnaise : “…At the end of the 1600s, there were over 300 vignerons in Dijon, mainly centred in an area called Saint-Philibert (now called Condorcet). When last measured before the onset of phylloxera (late 1800s), there were 1,200 hecares of vines…”

Is there a future for this, or other forum(s)?

WARNING – for me, at least, a long-ish post. And because many people will not follow this discussion if it stays on the Burgundy Report forum, I’m also posting it in my Diary 😉 I guess, as background, some of my experience may be mirrored by others, but… I stopped with the forum of erobertparker […]

Did somebody say free stuff?

Did somebody say free stuff?

Those of you with good memories will of-course remember my promise to make the older subscription Burgundy Reports free to view. Burgundy is about sharing, so I feel it important that things don’t remain hidden. Yet the people who support this site deserve that their inside line on the new vintages, new wines and new […]

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