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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.

offer of the day – camus?

offer of the day – camus?

I know I harp on about this from time to time, but Camus get the bad press that they deserve with regard to the average quality of their wines, but it is very easy to lose a certain perspective. Look at the offer I have this weekend from a Swiss merchant (in swiss francs). Now […]

“can I refill it and put the cork back?”

“can I refill it and put the cork back?”

I guess I’m going to have to see this one*. I guess I’m still not the only one trying to workout how the auctioneers; Acker, Bagheera, Spectrum and previous Christies management – and they are probably not alone – could make so much money from this – without sanction… *By the way, Ponsot said that […]

move over drc – for expensive bouchard père…

move over drc – for expensive bouchard père…

You didn’t think that I’d let this slip by eh? I may have previously mentioned that I bought wine at the last ex-cellars sale of Bouchard Père et Fils wines, in that particular case from Sothebys. At the weekend there was another sale, again featuring ex-cellars wines, but this time it was Christies with the […]

offer of the day – leroy…

Or maybe that should be offer of the millennium? It would set you back a mere $43,400 for one each of these wines – a little over $800 as an average bottle price – clearly a bagatelle for some, though on the other hand, probably enough to fit wells and sanitation to a number of […]

offer of the day – henri boillot 2014s…

Don’t ask me what happened to the 2013s – I’ve seen nothing from this merchant since the 2012s – but suddenly, they are back in action! But it’s a good look at the pricing history in Switzerland, even if the 13s are missing! In brackets, you will see the equivalent prices from the 2012 offer, […]

a great story…

A great story – everything that Maison Ilan should have been…https://t.co/KjyybQOmgO — bill nanson (@billnanson) August 17, 2016

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