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wine report r.i.p.

wine report r.i.p.

I see from the Decanter newsfeed (‘click’ Decanter News at the top right of this diary page) that the Wine Report of, or rather edited by, Tom Stevenson may be no more. If Dorling Kindersley, that stalwart of (popular) wine publishing is giving up, I find it hard to see how WR may be resurrected. […]

has the world gone mad(?)

Am I the only person in the world that’s totally bemused by this… er… er… tawdry ‘news item’… ‘thing’…(?) [Tell me if you can help with a more appropriate adjective…] “All of us at Matchbet are absolutely delighted to be working with Liv-ex, whose indices are the authoritative source of information about the state of […]

lvmh: -41% profit for wine and spirits

lvmh: -41% profit for wine and spirits

Comparing the first half of 2008 with the same period this year, we can at least deduce that people are not drowning their economic worries in Hennessy, Krug, Moët or Yquem. Apparently LVMH say that their profits increased “tangibly” in the markets where they control their own distribution, such as ‘owned’ shops like Louis Vuitton: […]

trouble at’mill…

With apologies to Lancastrians, Decanter reveals that the producers are revolting… Currently it’s a storm in a teacup; if there are eventually to be vast lakes of Beaujolais sourced Bourgogne Blanc, it will still have to fight with vast lakes of the ‘Real McCoy’ at the supermarket price-points – though perhaps the Beajolais have more […]

offer of the day – clos du tart 2007…

CLOS DE TART Grand Cru CLOS DE TART Grand Cru 2004 75cl 198.00 (Swiss francs) CLOS DE TART Grand Cru 2005 75cl 389.00 CLOS DE TART Grand Cru 2006 75cl 329.00 LA FORGE DE TART 2007 75cl 159.80 CLOS DE TART Grand Cru 2007 75cl 299.50 CLOS DE TART Grand Cru 2007 150cl 629.00 CLOS […]

terres d’arômes

Following my news here, this page is now updated – probably for the last time.

vines & wines – yesterday in the côtes

Reaching for the sky...

Back from a sticky 35°C in the Côtes. In the Vines Vine-growth is very speedy at the moment; all the vineyards are looking like they need their first ‘hair-cut’ as the vines start reaching for the sky. The earliest flowering started on Wednesday last week, but more than 95% of the vines have yet to […]

offer of the day – Bouchard Père et Fils 2007…

DOMAINE BOUCHARD PERE & FILS 2007 VINS BLANCS MACON LUGNY Saint-Pierre 75cl 17.00 S.Fr MEURSAULT Genevrières 37,5cl 36.50 MEURSAULT Genevrières 75cl 69.00 MEURSAULT Les Perrières 75cl 75.00 CORTON CHARLEMAGNE 75cl 119.00 CHEVALIER-MONTRACHET 75cl 229.00 CHEVALIER-MONTRACHET La Cabotte 75cl 399.50 MONTRACHET 75cl 429.00 VINS ROUGES CLOS DE VOUGEOT 75cl 139.00 ECHEZEAUX 75cl 129.00 CHAMBERTIN 75cl 189.50 […]

offer of the day – henry boillot 2007…

DOMAINE HENRI BOILLOT – millésime 2007 VILLAGES BLANCS MEURSAULT 2007 37,5cl 29.00 Swiss francs MEURSAULT 2007 75cl 54.00 PULIGNY-MONTRACHET 2007 37,5cl 30.00 PULIGNY-MONTRACHET 2007 75cl 56.00 PREMIERS CRUS BLANCS MEURSAULT Les Charmes 2007 75cl 85.00 MEURSAULT Les Genevrières 2007 75cl 89.50 MEURSAULT Les Perrières 2007 75cl 95.00 PULIGNY-MONTRACHET Les Perrières 2007 75cl 89.50 PULIGNY-MONTRACHET Clos […]

offer of the day – jadot 2007…

DOMAINE LOUIS JADOT 2007 VINS BLANCS CORTON CHARLEMAGNE 75cl 124.00 Swiss francs CHEVALIER-MONTRACHET Les Demoiselles 75cl 329.00 MONTRACHET 75cl 399.50 VINS ROUGES BEAUNE Les Theurons 75cl 38.00 VOSNE-ROMANEE Les Beaux-Monts 75cl 85.00 VOSNE-ROMANEE Les Suchots 75cl 89.00 CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY Les Baudes 75cl 79.50 CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY Les Amoureuses 75cl 199.50 GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN Clos Saint-Jacques 75cl 109.00 CLOS DE VOUGEOT […]

offer of the day – bonneau du martray 2007…

CORTON CHARLEMAGNE BONNEAU DU MARTRAY CORTON CHARLEMAGNE 2001 75cl 105.00 Swiss francs CORTON CHARLEMAGNE 2006 75cl 119.00 CORTON CHARLEMAGNE 2006 150cl 243.00 CORTON CHARLEMAGNE 2007 37,5cl 56.50 CORTON CHARLEMAGNE 2007 75cl 109.00 CORTON CHARLEMAGNE 2007 150cl 223.00 I’m always looking for value – it comes from being a Yorkshireman – perhaps particularly so in the […]

offer of the day – faiveley 2007…

DOMAINE FAIVELEY 2007 – Nuits-Saint-Georges Côte de Beaune POMMARD Les Rugiens 75cl 69.00 Swiss francs CORTON Clos des Cortons 75cl 95.00 Côte de Nuits GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN Les Cazetiers 75cl 59.00 NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES Les Saint-Georges 75cl 75.00 CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY Combe d’Orveau 75cl 89.00 CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY Les Fuées 75cl 98.00 CLOS DE VOUGEOT 75cl 99.00 ECHEZEAUX 75cl 99.00 LATRICIERES-CHAMBERTIN 75cl 109.00 […]

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