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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 […]

offer of the day – joseph drouhin’s beaune 1er clos des mouches

The offer doesn’t differentiate, but I’m pretty sure that these are all red! Beaune Clos des Mouches 1er Cru 2010 75cl 79.00 *Swiss Francs Beaune Clos des Mouches 1er Cru 2011 75cl 69.50 Beaune Clos des Mouches 1er Cru 2011 150cl 144.00 Beaune Clos des Mouches 1er Cru 2012 75cl 79.00 Beaune Clos des Mouches […]

beaujolais en primeur

beaujolais en primeur

Beaujolais En Primeur – And from a wine merchant to the Queen too. For a region that has, for too long, been unfairly ignored this seems like something of a breakthrough. I well remember the first Burgundy En Primeur that BB&R ran – for the 1996 vintage – I bought two cases. Those were very […]

offer of the day – 2016 l’Arlot

In my inbox today – I offer the comparison with the price (in brackets) of the 2015 this time last year… Domaine de l’Arlot Nuits-Saint-Georges Mont des Oiseaux 1er Cru 2016 75cl – – (59.00)* Swiss Francs Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos de l’Arlot 1er Cru 2016 75cl 85.00 (79.00) Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos Forêts St-Georges 1er Cru 2016 75cl […]

an epitaph to maison ilan…

 Image cite: http://maisonilan.com/ Often an epitaph is used as a form of honour – and that clearly shouldn’t be the case here – I simply choose to use this word in the context of remembering something has, eventually, officially, died. The wheels of French justice are certainly not the fastest – it has taken 18 […]

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