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the return of musigny blanc

We were alerted to this by a comment on these pages over a week ago – I asked for info from the domaine – the response came back today: “Indeed, 2015 sees the comeback from the great Musigny Blanc after a lengthy period. This should satisfy our loyal customers and white wine aficionados who have […]

hong kong drinks it in…

Here. “Hong Kong is now Burgundy’s fifth biggest market in terms of revenue and the 13th largest in terms of volume” i.e. its not really the cheap stuff that they are buying! Hong Kong is, it seems, doing a great job of mopping up top production from the Côte d’Or. It’s a relatively new market […]

enforcing the status quo?

Interesting. I would say that here it is the ‘revitalising the region‘ comment that is up for interpretation – at least if we look at at past actions. Louis Latour, and I have to say Drouhin too, seem to approach the Beaujolais region purely as a source of ‘entry level wines.‘ Which (perhaps simplistically) could […]

maps and wine-sales…

maps and wine-sales…

A nice link to a Côte d’Or map from 1861, sent by a reader. It looks a lot like the colour map found in the original Lavalle book. Plus two articles in the mailbox today: No surprise! Burgundy prices are high! Beaujolais is selling more – given the above, also no surprise!

offer of the day – thibault liger-belair 2015s

DOMAINE Thibault Liger-Belair 2015 EP/Pre-Arrivals NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES La Charmotte 75cl 49.50* (47.50) (Swiss Francs) VOSNE-ROMANEE Aux Réas 75cl 69.50 (66.00) NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES Les Saint-Georges 75cl 109.00 (85.00) CLOS DE VOUGEOT 75cl 158.00 (109.00) RICHEBOURG 75cl 395.00 (259.00) The last EP offer I could find with the same merchant/producer combination was quite some time ago – the 2007 […]

no smoke-trails in the vines!

no smoke-trails in the vines!

A large part of France has an air pollution problem at the moment; whilst the cold weather is greatly appreciated in the vines, the first real winter for 4 years, the stable high pressure over France means that the air pollution simply doesn’t dissipate. There is a new ‘prefectural decree‘ which now prohibits vineyard workers, […]

offer of the day – clos des lambrays – 2014 vs 2015

Both arrived together in the inbox today – interestingly Allen Meadows is 94 points on the 2014, and ‘only’ 92-95 on the 2015. You could end up paying more for the one with the lowest points 🙂 2014 Clos des Lambrays 75cl 159.00 (Swiss francs) 150cl 323.00 2015 Clos des Lambrays 75cl 199.00 150cl 403.00 […]

2015 burgundy – they know who they are…

2015 burgundy – they know who they are…

I really couldn’t resist posting this – they know who they are 🙂

offer of the day – groffier & arlot 2015

offer of the day – groffier & arlot 2015

I thought I’d add a little Chablis Les Clos in today’s late afternoon sunshine to help ease these prices through 🙂 Captioned: “And wasn’t last weeks 2014 Clos de Tart cheap!” Domaine Robert Groffier Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015 75cl 38.00 (Swiss Francs*) Gevrey-Chambertin Les Seuvrées 2015 75cl 79.00 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Hauts Doix 2015 […]

all change at chanson père et fils…

all change at chanson père et fils…

And my quick translation for you: Gilles de Courcel has been at the helm of Domaine Chanson Père & Fils in Beaune, for 14 years. He’s now moving aside for Vincent Avenel, who has been working as Chanson’s commercial manager since last May. Vincent was hired by Gilles together with the head of Bollinger, the […]

offer of the day – 2014 clos de tart

The last offer from my Swiss merchant (that I have notes for) was 2009, and the jump to 2014 is not very big in the context of the current market – maybe there was market push-back on their recent pricing? Of-course I’d be much more interested in what the 2015 will be ‘going for!’ CLOS […]

bonneau du martray – part 2 – more info

bonneau du martray – part 2 – more info

The best (most) information to date on the transaction and some of the drivers for the sale. Here.

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