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offer of the day – 2014 clos de tart

The last offer from my Swiss merchant (that I have notes for) was 2009, and the jump to 2014 is not very big in the context of the current market – maybe there was market push-back on their recent pricing? Of-course I’d be much more interested in what the 2015 will be ‘going for!’ CLOS […]

bonneau du martray – part 2 – more info

bonneau du martray – part 2 – more info

The best (most) information to date on the transaction and some of the drivers for the sale. Here.

offer of the day – louis jadot 2015s…

Out today. For anyone looking for cold comfort, that’s the cheapest Montrachet that I’ve seen for a while 🙂 Actually I see value in a number of these wines – even if not the Montrachet! – at least relative to many other producers… DOMAINE LOUIS JADOT 2015 – Beaune Beaune Clos des Ursules Monopole 1er […]

Union des Maisons de Vins de Grande Bourgogne (UMVGB)

Communiqué de Presse – Fusion UMVB-UMVBM-1 The biggest news of last week was the fusion of the professional bodies for both northern and southern burgundy producers – the mythical ‘Greater Burgundy.’ It is of-course, politically speaking, long overdue, yet at the producer level, there is pitiful interaction or interest for (for instance) a producer in […]

announcements wouldn’t come bigger…

If true… : Bonneau Du Martray serait vendu à François Pinault… — Patrick Essa (@Patrick_Essa) December 18, 2016 More info… @Patrick_Essa Jean-Charles est vendeur depuis 8 mois, bcp ont vu le dossier, j'avais une autre piste mais Pinault est tjrs en embuscade… — Antoine Gerbelle (@GerbelleLaVie) December 19, 2016

london’s ozgundian tasting

A sort of co-op tasting, rather than the larger merchant Burgundy tasting, I’m more than happy to pass on Mr Haisma’s message/invitation: The Vinoteca Tasting With Mark Haisma, the Dagon Clan Clan, Jeremy Recchione, Jane Eyre and Andrew Nielsen all in attendance with their wines. Thursday,12th of January, 2017 @ Vinoteca, Soho Upstairs 53-55 Beak […]

offer of the day – Ponsot 2014…

Offer of the day, once again from my tame Swiss merchant, the first for this producer: DOMAINE PONSOT 2014 – Morey St.Denis PREMIERS CRUS Morey St.Denis 1er Clos des Monts Luisants TVV (blanc) 75cl 99.00 (Swiss Francs) Morey St.Denis 1er Clos des Monts Luisants TVV (blanc) 150cl 208.00 Morey St.Denis 1er Cuvée des Alouettes 75cl […]

offer of the day – Leflaive 2015…

Offer of the day from my tame Swiss merchant again – unfortunately I never saw an offer for 2014s: DOMAINE LEFLAIVE 2015 – Puligny-Montrachet (En Primeur) Just for reflection, you will see the same offer prices of their (2013s, 2012s) in the brackets. Pouilly-Fuissé 2015 75cl 37.00 Bourgogne 2015 75cl 38.00 Swiss Francs (35.00, 35.00) […]

offer of the day – le grappin

Not from a merchant this time, as Le Grappin sell direct. But you can see their offer here. No afilliation, et-cetera, but you can find my report and notes on their 2015s in my last (October) Burgundy Report – here.

(the organic) gevrey wine club…

No afilliation (et-cetera), but this looks potentially quite interesting, and it’s connected to the people who own/run the (very comfortable) Les Deux Chevres hotel in Gevery-Chambertin. http://gevreywineclub.com/

that hospices sale…

that hospices sale…

 Base image courtesy Christie’s. The 156th wine auction for the Hospices de Beaune started in a sombre mood, beginning with a minute of silence in honour of the 28-year veteran of the Hospices, its former director, Antoine Jacquet, who recently and unexpectedly died whilst travelling and promoting the sale. Thereafter, in-line with the massive crowds […]

offer of the day – Faiveley 2015…

I missed the 14s, but here you can see the same merchant’s prices (in Switzerland) for the 12s, 13s and 15s: The format here for the prices is simple: 2015 (2013, 2012) and — if not previously seen… DOMAINE FAIVELEY 2015 – En Primeur PREMIERS CRUS Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 2015 75cl 78.00 (72.50, 69.80) Swiss […]

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