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the return of côtes de dijon?

Here And maybe more here.

(tawdry?) – is that strictly necessary…?

(tawdry?) – is that strictly necessary…?

#HospicesdeBeaune Asia trip contd. Forbidden City tasting with A Jacquet (r), R Masse (centre) pic.twitter.com/DkfzKSboXh — Anthony Hanson (@ahansonmw) November 10, 2013 With all the reduced yields in Burgundy, I find it more than a hint tawdry that the Christies marketing machine is pushing ever-harder in China to sell the latest Hospices de Beaune auction wines – particularly given that there is so little 2013 wine to sell. Clearly it is an unnecessary expense whilst times are hard for the many Côte de Beaune producers with little or no wine to sell… That said, one assumes that Roland Masse is travelling on Christies’ coin, because this is Christies marketing their latest wine auction, and more particularly their own name (in this ‘potentially golden’ territory), it [….]

news on the bourgogne du jura purchase

From Decanter here…

offer of the day – Faiveley 2012…

DOMAINE FAIVELEY 2012 – En Primeur PREMIERS CRUS Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 2012 75cl 69.80 Swiss Francs Pommard Les Rugiens 2012 75cl 78.00 Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Saint-Georges 2012 75cl 98.00 Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Saint-Georges 2012 150cl 201.00 Chambolle-Musigny Les Fuées 2012 75cl 119.00 Chambolle-Musigny La Combe d’Orveau 2012 75cl 119.00 Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses 2012 75cl 228.00 GRANDS CRUS Echezeaux 2012 75cl 139.00 Corton Clos des Cortons 2012 75cl 139.00 Corton Clos des Cortons 2012 150cl 283.00 Mazis-Chambertin 2012 75cl 169.00 Mazis-Chambertin 2012 150cl 343.00 Latricières Chambertin 2012 75cl 158.00 Chambertin Clos de Bèze 2012 75cl 235.00 Chambertin Clos de Bèze 2012 150cl 475.00 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Les Ouvrées Rodin 2012 75cl 598.00 Corton Charlemagne 2012 75cl 159.00 Bienvenues Bâtard Montrachet 2012 75cl 229.00 Bâtard Montrachet 2012 75cl [….]

books in the post…

books in the post…

Ooh! Another day another book – it’s an avalanche! A nice delivery this morning – just leave it with me for a couple of weeks to digest oh, and yet another DRC fraud story broke cover yesterday too…

seguin-manuel grows…

seguin-manuel grows…

Domaine Seguin-Manuel gets a toehold in the Côte de Nuits Domaine Seguin-Manuel takes over a 1,8-hectare vineyard in Vosne-Romanée « Aux Communes ». Hand harvested on October 3-4, the grapes coming from these old vines are showing a high quality potential. The estate now covers a total area of 8,5 hectares. Initially located in Savigny-lès-Beaune, Domaine Seguin-Manuel has been farming several new plots in Beaune, Pommard, Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet since its acquisition by Thibaut Marion in 2004. In the process of certification, all the vineyards are organically grown. « This new plot in Vosne-Romanée makes it possible for us to get a toehold in an iconic village of the Côte de Nuits. It contributes to the control of our supplies of sought-after appellations wines and [….]

tough times in burgundy…

Here.

official 2012 burgundy harvest volumes – ouch!

Update time, and oohh! what a lot of typing… Anyway some shocking reading herein when you look at the (lack of!) volumes harvested in 2012 – mainly, but not entirely, in the Côte de Beaune. Unfortunately, my page-width doesn’t allow sight of the 2009 harvest volumes which are generally much higher than those now displayed, and just to note that the 5-year average continues to plummet… Of-course all the figures are quoted courtesy of the BIVB…

the maximum rully…

the maximum rully…

A little more Rully, anyone? Louis Max, already with quite an interest in Mercurey, has invested in one of the neighbours… Here.

security guards?

Domaine Ponsot is the first high-profile producer to adopt eProvenance’s second-generation technology, which provides a detailed history of the life of a case of wine. The sensor monitors the temperature and humidity of fine wines as they travel from the wine producer to the customer, and the information can be read on smartphones and tablets. Winesearcher Well, given the price of some producers’ wines, they can afford a physical presence too!

my first vintage 2012 purchases

my first vintage 2012 purchases

6-Pack prices in Swiss Francs, delivered to my cellar. You know, I finally realised it was time to get my credit card dirty. The Jadot Chardonnay from yesterday apart (and I suppose a couple of bottles of Kiwi when I was over there in February), I haven’t bought any wine this year – none! Of-course there will be ‘standing-order’ cases to pick-up and pay for from the usually suspects in Burgundy, but this is my first in 2013. Despite all the hullabaloo, 2012 (as you can see) is not particularly more expensive than previous vintages – unless you only want Griotte or Cros Parantoux etcetera, in which case you will most certainly be fleeced…

news du jour…

Just a few things to have caught my eye: Unaffordable wine And rather emphasising that point! Add a dash of said, unaffordable whites. I thought this guy (Brian Moore’s brother?) was freestyle rapping at first – sadly not – but could anyway be interesting… Enjoy…

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