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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 […]

beaujolais exports grow

beaujolais exports grow

For the second year in a row, exports of Beaujolais have grown. Figures compiled by Business France from French customs data show an increase of 5.7% in volume and 7.8% in value for the year 2017 versus the same in 2016. 40% of the production of Beaujolais is now exported. Europe accounts for 35% of […]

a new record for the hospices de nuits

The auction of the Hospices de Nuits: To quote Le Bien Public – or at least to translate them: “The sale is over! The record set last year with 1.157 million euros was pulverised. The new record stands at 1.750M €. This record was expected since the number of barrels was much higher than in […]

offer of the day – william fevre 2016

Hot from my inbox from a Swiss importer. The prices of the 2015s are in brackets for you to compare: CHABLIS WILLIAM FEVRE CHABLIS 2016 CHABLIS Village 75cl 22.00 (19.00) Swiss Francs* PREMIERS CRUS – DOMAINE CHABLIS Montée de Tonnerre 75cl 45.00 (42.00) GRANDS CRUS – DOMAINE CHABLIS Preuses 75cl 75.00 (65.00) CHABLIS Bougros Côtes […]

offer of the day – robert groffier 2016

The prices for the 2015s, offered last year, are included for reference, in the brackets: Domaine Robert Groffier Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016 75cl 39.50 (38.00) (Swiss Francs*) Gevrey-Chambertin Les Seuvrées 2016 75cl 89.00 (79.00) Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Hauts Doix 2016 75cl 159.00 (146.00) Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Sentiers 2016 75cl 179.00 (158.00) Chambolle-Musigny 1er […]

offer of the day – thibault liger-belair 2016s

Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair 2016 EP/Pre-Arrivals Prices arrived today from my Swiss merchant. The 2015 prices (from last January) are in brackets for comparison. This year it’s the case of the missing Richebourg, still no Beaujolais and the arrival of wines from Corton! : NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES La Charmotte 75cl 55.00* (49.50) (Swiss Francs) CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY 75 cl 69.00 […]

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