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Burgundy Forum is here. I made a forum – I have to say, it was surprisingly painless to install. What won’t be painless, and will most likely take at least a week of part-time fiddling, will be my attempts to make it look like it fits to the site, rather than some techie add-on. Have […]

fooey fuées!

Lots of Chambolle 1er Les Fuées with Jacky Rigaux last night – while the site was looking a bit odd after the server change – if odd for half a day is all I have to put up with, that’s fine! Back to the Fuées; when I say lots, it was ‘only’ ten wines. If […]

hoping the sky doesn’t fall in!

In the next few days the whole of this site will be moving to another server. I’m quite sure that this is a tried and tested process and that nothing can go wrong. That said, this is my last entry until all is done – 2 days, 3 days or the sky falling in – […]

louis jadot 1999 beaune 1er les theurons

louis jadot 1999 beaune 1er les theurons

Just a short not to say that the Spring 2010 Burgundy Report (already the 8th!) will be up-and-running tomorrow. Well in excess of 300 notes from real bottles, interspersed with stunning (i.e. not written by me!) articles – coming soon! 🙂 I have only one complaint related to this wine – why do Jadot say […]


Like a duck paddling away below the surface I’m trying to give the impression of everything being serene above the waist. The fact is the next Burgundy Report (already the 8th year!) is coming together in a much more orderly/timely fashion than usual – in fact you will only have to wait until the 15th […]

my NoteFinder sucks…, so…

As mentioned in a post last week, the original notefinder application is becoming close to useless – killed by the rising number of users. So whilst my new version is not (functionally) complete – ie the links to appellations, profiles and websites etc. are not currently working, and the tasting dates are wrong – the […]

updating for the next days

Just a quick apology and pre-apology! The apology is for those users of the NoteFinder: Leider benötigt Ihr Web im Moment 260 MB RAM. Ihnen stehen laut Vertrag jedoch nur 64 MB zu. Daher haben wir uns entschlossen Ihr Web auf 160 MB RAM zu begrenzen. Dies ist aus Schutz, da Sie sonst im schlimmsten […]

volnay – finally on the map!

Within these pages, the ‘Map Resource‘ is one of most people’s favourite stopping-off points. It’s far from perfect of-course, but I cannot for a moment complain of the munificence of Kobrand for supplying me with their maps, and since way-back in 2004 too. Those maps clearly needed a little work to be of publication quality, […]

a lazy toad…

A couple of thousand people on this site’s mailing-list got this today. Only one of the replies called me a lazy toad! 😉 Dear Friends, A quick email to say that there will be no ‘Autumn Burgundy Report’ for you this week – no I haven’t given up – not yet anyway! One missed appointment […]

abbreviation of content plus the high cost of false attribution

No bottles to open as I’m trying to rid myself of this damn cold, it also curtailed my domaine visit plans for the end of last week. So the net result is that the Autumn Report will be abbreviated versus my plan A – 120 2007 tasting notes from 2 tastings are missing, and also […]

site tidying…

Part of the long-term updating of the site is to bring more and more of the content under the site (content) management tool. As per my previous note, the transfer of the ‘reports’ keeps moving at its snail pace of progress. Today 2003, much of 2004 plus 2007/8/9 reports are now ‘migrated’ (done!). Yesterday I […]


The (possibly) long process of updating the site with the 20th century in mind has started. 😉 The Spring 2003 Burgundy Report has now been brought from it’s discrete collection of little files, under the wing of ‘the publishing system’. I find it interesting to look back at those ‘pokey’ images – they couldn’t have […]

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