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this week’s icymi…

I’ve been saving a few up for you – here’s about 2 week’s worth: Jefford on Monday: The Chablis difference Short but punchy. An unusual presentational approach to Chablis – I would say reasonably successful too – well-done Andrew. There’s been a sad (relative) absence of Burgundy content in Decanter since Tim Atkin was made […]

the jayer millions – part 2

So yesterday I posted an on-the-spot snapshot of Sunday’s Geneva-Jayer sale, today I’ll make a few relevant points. It’s stating the obvious that a number of the bottles will certainly be corked – Jayer had some issues in the mid-1980s – but I believe that only two things really need to be addressed – pricing […]

the jayer millions…

the jayer millions…

In full flow… My pre-sale post. Henri Jayer, 12 years after his death, remains an iconic winemaker. It seems a shame then that his life was reduced to mere money yesterday, though it was quite a final payoff for the family, a number of whom were hidden in the Geneva hotel where the sale of […]

predatory wine retailing?

It’s a question of ethics, I suppose. And I don’t know all the details – so maybe some of the ethics are fine – but it’s still a tale that leaves a nasty taste in my mouth. A retailer in the UK is offering, nudge-nudge, wink-wink, cheap Domaine Leflaive under another label – and of-course […]

offer of the day – Christophe Perrot-Minot 2016…

Relatively – the offers are coming in, thick and fast – that’s two this week! 🙂 Some more 2016s for you: VINS ROUGES Morey Saint-Denis La Rue de Vergy 2016 75cl 94.50 (*Swiss Francs) Gevrey-Chambertin 2016 75cl 94.50 Nuits St-Georges 1er ‘Les Murgers des Cras’ 2016 75cl 100.80 Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2016 75cl 109.80 Vosne-Romanée […]

offer of the day – Bouchard Père et Fils 2016…

It’s been a while since I had a BP&F offer – the 2012s – in fact I bought some magnums of the baby Jesus that year. Anyway, some 2016s for you: VINS BLANCS Meursault Genevrières 2016 75cl 74.00 (*Swiss Francs) Meursault Les Perrières 2016 75cl 79.00 Corton-Charlemagne 2016 75cl 149.00 Chevalier-Montrachet 2016 75cl 269.00 Montrachet […]

drc corton-charlemagne… ‘what has gone so wrong, so fast?’

drc corton-charlemagne… ‘what has gone so wrong, so fast?’

Exclusive: Burgundy's Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Leases Corton-Charlemagne Vineyard | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator https://t.co/QLMGniupLq — bill nanson (@billnanson) May 15, 2018 The quality of the vineyard work and resulting wines of the new team of DRC are assured, as are the open arms of DRC customers wishing to buy these […]

offer of the day – clos de tart

I never did see an offer for the 2015, but the 2016 is in today: Clos de Tart Grand Cru 2016 75cl 448.00* Swiss francs Clos de Tart Grand Cru 2016 150cl 926.00 Clos de Tart Grand Cru 2016 300cl 2,042.00 And for your reference – the previous offer from the same retailer in 2017: […]

henri jayer – the last hurrah?

henri jayer – the last hurrah?

Auction catalogue screenshot 12 April 2018 On June 17 2018, there will be an auction of burgundy wines that has very little (recent) equal. It will take place in Geneva under the auspices of Baghera Wines. Whilst incredulous of a number of lots in this auction house’s first couple of auctions – how could they […]

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