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(the organic) gevrey wine club…

No afilliation (et-cetera), but this looks potentially quite interesting, and it’s connected to the people who own/run the (very comfortable) Les Deux Chevres hotel in Gevery-Chambertin. http://gevreywineclub.com/

that hospices sale…

that hospices sale…

 Base image courtesy Christie’s. The 156th wine auction for the Hospices de Beaune started in a sombre mood, beginning with a minute of silence in honour of the 28-year veteran of the Hospices, its former director, Antoine Jacquet, who recently and unexpectedly died whilst travelling and promoting the sale. Thereafter, in-line with the massive crowds […]

offer of the day – Faiveley 2015…

I missed the 14s, but here you can see the same merchant’s prices (in Switzerland) for the 12s, 13s and 15s: The format here for the prices is simple: 2015 (2013, 2012) and — if not previously seen… DOMAINE FAIVELEY 2015 – En Primeur PREMIERS CRUS Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 2015 75cl 78.00 (72.50, 69.80) Swiss […]

fraud – close to home too

fraud – close to home too

Not in this case for burgundy wine, but certainly wine IN Burgundy. Apparently it happened in 2012; ‘Les Frauds’ visited a négoce bulk wine producer in Morey St.Denis and decided to test some samples of SAS Corbet’s Vins de Table – red and white. Both are blends of wine from various regions of France – […]

offer of the day – henri boillot 2015s…

Well, this retailer is back on the email trail – it was only in August that they made an offer of the 2014s from this producer. I won’t make this list even more unintelligible than the prices in the link above, I’ll just bring it down to the 2015 and the 2014 prices as a […]

ardhuy & bouchard aîné – doors opening and closing…

Vincent Bottreau, currently the winemaker at Bouchard Aîné has been confirmed as the new winemaker at Domaine Ardhuy. Vincent tells me that he’s hoping to be in place by mid-December. Of-course this all started with: David Croix moving from Camille Giroud to Jean-Marc Roulot Carel Voorhuis moving from Ardhuy to Camille Giroud Now Vincent Bottreau […]

advini buy maison champy

advini buy maison champy

Quite an important announcement I think – at a time with very few transactions: http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Burgundy-Wine-Producer-Maison-Champy-Sold Advini are also the owners of Domaine Laroche in Chablis – and frankly, despite their ‘factory size’ Laroche have been making outstanding wines for a few years now. Smaller Champy will have much to benefit from, I think… Returning to […]

offer of the day – denis mortet’s 2014s

offer of the day – denis mortet’s 2014s

From a merchant in Switzerland, today – and even a discount for buying 3 at a time – some of the wines, anyway! Don’t cases of 12 now sound so 20th century? Bourgogne Cuvée de Noble Souche 2014, 32.00/bt, 3 bts 27.20/bt (CHF) Marsannay Les Longeroies 2014, 41.00/bt, 3 bts 34.85/bt Fixin, Vieilles Vignes 2014, […]

‘la maison’ – now there’s a video!

Remember my post on the new ‘boudoir’ in Vougeot? Well now there’s a little more info and even a video! la Maison 1 rue du Vieux Château 21640 Vougeot Tel: +33 3 80 61 06 10 contact@lamaisonvougeot.com Tastings: From €25 per person, open from 11h00 to 18h30 Monday to Thursday and Sunday, plus 10h00 to […]

a synthesis of le montrachet 2016

a synthesis of le montrachet 2016

 Montrachet – 28-Aug-2016. A really interesting story from Bourgogne Aujourd’hui, yesterday: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Domaine Leflaive, Guy Amiot, Lamy-Pillot and Domaine Fleurot have blended together all of their grapes harvested in Montrachet – or maybe I should say Le Montrachet, as their parcels are all on the Chassagne side. Normally […]

la maison – vougeot

la maison – vougeot

Last Saturday we paid a visit to a new ‘thing’ in Vougeot. The Boissets have chosen to open a new retail opportunity in Vougeot – here you can buy the wines of Domaine de la Vougeraie, JCB (from Jean-Charles Boisset) and the Jean-Claude Boisset range overseen by Grégory Patriat. These were previously available in the […]

more sour grapes

Or, more correctly, more on Sour Grapes. Here.

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