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the end of ‘hearty burgundy’ et al?

the end of ‘hearty burgundy’ et al?

cite: Image – Gallo® Family Vineyards I wonder if this was once pillow talk for Jean-Charles Boisset and Gina Gallo? Anyway, I note the following from a couple of weeks ago – perhaps it portends the end of stolen geographical labels – though the French are equally naughty in other foodstuff markets!: WASHINGTON – On […]

bang! 1945 romanée-conti – half a million a bottle…

bang! 1945 romanée-conti – half a million a bottle…

Lots 84 & 85 Romanee Conti 1945 – phote from Sotheby’s – cropped And so it came to pass on Saturday, when two bottles of 1945 Romanée-Conti broke the auction record for any bottle of wine – they sold for US$558,000 and US$496,000 to Asian and American collectors, respectively – including buyer’s premiums. Robert Drouhin’s […]

offer of the day – bruno clavelier’s 2016s

Bruno Clavelier 2016: Vosne-Romanée La Combe Brûlée 2016 75cl 84.00* (Swiss francs) Vosne-Romanée Les Hautes Maizières 2016 75cl 84.00 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Corbeaux 1er Cru 2016 75cl 123.00 Vosne-Romanée Les Beaux Monts 1er Cru 2016 75cl 137.00 Vosne-Romanée Aux Brûlées 1er Cru 2016 75cl 137.00 Chambolle-Musigny Combe d’Orveaux 1er Cru 2016 75cl 147.00 Corton Le Rognet […]

offer of the day – domaine leflaive 2017 – bargain alert!

Actually that last part was joke – but I do almost see restraint in the increase for the Chevalier-Montrachet 🙂 Prices of their 2016s and 2015s, in that order, in the brackets (for even older prices to 2012 you can look here.)… DOMAINE LEFLAIVE 2017 – Puligny-Montrachet (En Primeur) Pouilly-Fuissé 75cl 49.00 Swiss Francs* (37.00 […]

offer of the day – henri boillot 2017

Domaine Henri Boillot 2017 Bourgogne Chardonnay 2017 75cl 23.00* Swiss Francs Meursault 2017 75cl 49.00 Meursault Les Charmes 2017 75cl 89.00 Meursault Les Genevrières 2017 75cl 108.00 Meursault Les Perrières 2017 75cl 115.00 Puligny-Montrachet 2017 75cl 52.00 Puligny-Montrachet Clos de la Mouchère 2017 75cl 108.00 Puligny-Montrachet Les Caillerets 2017 75cl 108.00 Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes 2017 […]

offer of the day – clos des lambrays, bruno clair, d’angerville – 2016s

Domaine Clos des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 2011 150cl 278.00* (Swiss Francs) Clos des Lambrays 2013 75cl 159.00 Clos des Lambrays 2014 75cl 159.00 Clos des Lambrays 2014 150cl 323.00 Clos des Lambrays 2016 75cl 225.00 Clos des Lambrays 2016 300cl 960.00 Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin Clos du Fonteny 1er Cru 2016 75cl 115.00 Bonnes-Mares […]

if ever there was a (real) unicorn wine…

if ever there was a (real) unicorn wine…

Following up on my previous post – ‘already time for jayer’s records to fall?‘ – Finally some detail is available from Sotheby’s on their October sale. I’d assumed Romanée-Conti 1945 to be a unicorn wine, but that can’t be, because there are two bottles in this sale – and for the first time in 15 […]

icymi – ‘tca-less cork by 2020’ – so what?

icymi – ‘tca-less cork by 2020’ – so what?

“An oak barrel brings value to a wine, but cork is perceived as potentially causing a problem with your wine… – …why is that?” Antonio Amorim – yes, that Amorim! This was published on Friday when I was traveling – it mandated comment. My first reaction was ‘Good!‘ My second reaction was ‘About Time!‘ My […]

already time for jayer’s records to fall?

already time for jayer’s records to fall?

Only last month was that (in)famous Jayer sale – the sale of the century – but already a new sale of the century is on its way. You will have to wait until August to see the details of the collection though, and October for the sale! I had the feeling that it was highly […]

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