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Travels in Burgundy 2015

weeping and sweating in the vines…

weeping and sweating in the vines…

Well, it might not be winter yet, but at least it’s starting to head in the right direction! We’re still not seeing a lot of rain and every other day has the typical end of year mist, but finally during the second half of this week, the temperatures were often in the low single figures […]

a few pics from last days…

a few pics from last days…

the perfect late-summer weekend (in november!)

the perfect late-summer weekend (in november!)

Well, it almost seems to be getting silly. It was a couple of degrees cooler today, but still almost nudging 20°C. For virtually the first time since we were harvesting the 2015s, out came my (long) shorts, and the air-con flickered into life in the car. You expect the reality of the season to show […]

‘super saturday’

‘super saturday’

Of-course, as it’s Saturday, the morning started in a very leisurely way; coffee and croissants – plus, for a change after this weeks misty weather, sun and blue sky! Friday afternoon the weather had turned warm – approaching 18 degrees, but today we topped out at about 22°C – the 5th of November too – […]

mist and happy fish

Saturday evening, towards Beaune

Saturday evening, Sunday day…

une samedi vivant…

une samedi vivant…

Above Saturday’s fog of Beaune, a spectacular view and just a little ‘culture’ too…

sunday – hospices plus pommard et meursault

sunday – hospices plus pommard et meursault

saturday – it is not allowed…

saturday – it is not allowed…

What you hear every day in Switzerland 😉

23rd – a busy day….

Chassagne overground

And on the table, that was just the reds 😉

an autumnal impression today…

Autumnal Clos de Vougeot...

Whilst I covered plenty of the côtes again today, it was at a little more leisurely pace – just three appointments, though the first was well over 2 hours – so perhaps that was just as well! It was looking just a little more Autumnal today…

taxing appointments

The lower part of Chassagne Clos St.Jean

No that’s not François Hollande’s new ruse! I started in the south, and slowly worked north today. Vigneron(ne)s in Chassagne, then Beaune, then the Hautes Còtes de Nuits then Gevrey. 12°C and a lovely light again today, until about 4pm when the cloud was in the ascendant. All is dry, even my jog tonight, though […]

meursault & puligny today

Meursault Au villages towards Sous la Velle...

…and in the sun too! One visit there was no winemaker, the next there was two – so I kept my average up this morning

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