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tastevinage – version 100

tastevinage – version 100

The images for this post were stolen from the website of www.tastevinage.fr. Next week I’ll be attending the 100th edition of Tastevinage tasting in the Château du Clos de Vougeot – as a little background, here’s what I previously learned and wrote about the Tastevinage tastings. The twice-yearly tastings have been organized since 1950, but […]

a new label – bourgogne côte d’or – and why it matters…

There are many ‘Bourgogne’ labels, but the new one – Bourgogne Côte d’Or – is much more specific in two respects; 1) Geography and 2) what’s in the bottle – it can only be pinot noir or chardonnay. Harpers were the first (that I’m aware of) to break the news that the long discussed label […]

great offer today…

great offer today…

I don’t, as a rule, give names and links to offers, because it’s a little ‘too’ commercial for this site, I prefer to give market indications without naming the merchants, but this is simply a great offer: I really rated this Clos Vougeot in my vintage write-up chez Prieur, and this is a throwback to […]

jadot acquires… (plus gratuitous musigny pics)

jadot acquires… (plus gratuitous musigny pics)

A nice day today, mainly touring the Côte de Nuits – in the meantime, an email in my inbox regarding Louis Jadot’s newest acquisition (press release to the right) – and it’s a whole 18 hectares worth with the acquisition of Prieur-Brunet in Santenay. I tried to visit PB a couple of times, but both […]

so, are you eminent – or altogether grander?

so, are you eminent – or altogether grander?

Two new classifications for Burgundy’s Crémant de Bourgogne producers: The producers of Burgundy’s sparklers now account for at least 10% of all burgundy production, and they now have two new ‘top-level’ wine segmentations at their disposal: Crémant Eminent Which must be a wine with at least 24 months of aging Crémant Grand Eminent Which must […]

offer of the day – raveneau 2015

Silly prices? Perhaps, though they are directly in-line with name villages, 1ers and GC wines from noted Côte d’Or producers – though I did pay 50-something euros for 2010 Butteaux in Au Fils du Zinc a couple of weeks ago! That said, I so rarely see an offer, so here you go: Domaine Raveneau 2015 […]

vézelay – the new kid in town…

vézelay – the new kid in town…

Vézelay from the air via AuxerreTV – here. You may have come across the label Bourgogne Vézelay – an appellation/label created only in 1998 – but one that’s already going to be phased out. The new kid in town is Vézelay – and it’s a villages appellation. The INAO (Institut National des Appellations d’Origine) voted […]

gossip, lambrays…

Only tittle-tattle, of-course, but I understand after buying the domaine, that LVMH had an internal candidate lined up for the job at Clos des Lambrays – contracts were done, only waiting to be signed. Reading between the lines, there might have been an obvious problem – their first choice wasn’t French! Quelle horreur! I’m not […]

Boris Champy – the new man for Domaine des Lambrays…

Boris Champy – the new man for Domaine des Lambrays…

Boris Champy in action, right… It is official this week – ultra-athlete Boris Champy will be the new face of Domaine des Lambrays – taking over the role of Thierry Bruin as he moves into his retirement. Boris, who hails from a family of vignerons in Champagne, studied in Bordeaux and worked for the Moueix […]

offer of the day – william fevre 2015

Interestingly my last comparison with this merchant is 2008 (in brackets) I think – all the wines are cheaper now! CHABLIS WILLIAM FEVRE CHABLIS 2015 CHABLIS Village 75cl 19.00 (24.00) Swiss Francs PREMIERS CRUS – DOMAINE CHABLIS Montée de Tonnerre 75cl 38.00 (39.50) GRANDS CRUS – DOMAINE CHABLIS Preuses 75cl 65.00 (69.00) CHABLIS Bougros Côtes […]

strong prices @ hospices de nuits

Not to forget, just a few days ago we had the 56th auction of the wines of the Hospices de Nuits St.Georges – held this year at the Château du Clos de Vougeot. Maître Daniel Herry, auctioneers from Beaune, were responsible for a sale that raised 1.157 million Euros, much of which will go toward […]

beaujolais 2015 & the current market for bj…

My February 2017 report is now online, and it’s a 2015 Beaujolais-fest. 51 domaines and 355 wines – it’s also a great vintage! In 2016, only 3 French regions experienced an increase in both their wine sales volumes and values; Beaujolais, Burgundy and Corsica. The crus of Beaujolais had 42% of their region’s sales volume […]

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