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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

ex-cellar bouchard père et fils auction…

ex-cellar bouchard père et fils auction…

Article link here It must have been around 1999 that Sotheby’s made the very same ex-cellars sale. It quickly followed the purchase of Bouchard Père et Fils by Henriot (of Champagne). I actually bought a few things as I liked that they came direct from Bouchard’s cellars. Provenance is, of-course, king, but most of my […]

new(s) from inter beaujolais…

Inter Beaujolais* is the ‘southern‘ equivalent of the BIVB. Yesterday they announced some changes: At their Extraordinary General Meeting on July 13, the members of Inter Beaujolais endorsed the appointments of Dominique Piron as President and David Ratignier as Vice-President. Every two years these positions switch between ‘traders’ and ‘growers’ – we now enter the […]

Enter – Carel Voorhuis

Right: Carel Voorhuis at Ardhuy, 29 November 2015. So, finally I’m no-longer embargoed! – Carel Voorhuis of Domaine d’Ardhuy will replace David Croix at Camille Giroud. Here, hot from my inbox, is their joint statement: Chers amis, Suite à vos nombreuses sollicitations, nous vous confirmons qu’effectivement, des changements vont avoir lieu au domaine d’Ardhuy et […]

elin’s apocalypse…

elin’s apocalypse…

Elin predicts the end for burgundy…https://t.co/7QM7waoYS2 — bill nanson (@billnanson) June 28, 2016 A thoughtful article from Elin McCoy, which has many overtones of my own ‘Vuittonification‘ post from last December. Elin has taken a more personal (producer) perspective versus my more structural perspective – but the conclusions are the same. The only things that […]

David Croix – on the move…

David Croix – on the move…

There’s no doubt that David Croix has been very busy at two Beaune producers for the last years; working at, and then overseeing, Maison Camille Giroud since 2001 and his own Domaine des Croix (with investors), since 2005. But at the end of this year he will be making some big changes: “I’m proud of […]

bejot – to fraud or not to fraud?

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/anti-fraud-squad-raids-burgundy-producer-bejot-vins-et-terroirs/534156.article Really there’s not much to be said, or rather that can be said, about the above – yet. I saw the first reports – illegible text and photos from Burgundian newspapers at the end of last week. Here is the first English note of the ‘fraud investigation.’ I’ve met the people from Bejot, and […]

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