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Travels in Burgundy 2017

breakfasting in beaune…

€5.50 for a formule breakfast with a big café au lait – and with a fine view of the Place Carnot too – you can hardly get the coffee for that price, back home in Switzerland! Breakfast with a view. Funny, half the year you search out a place in the sun – currently not! […]

it’s hot in them thar côtes…

La Cabotte...

A quick dip into the Côtes via TGV – but on Thursday I should be re-united, in Switzerland, with my car – hopefully in a decent condition – I don’t think any speeding tickets have arrived in the post yet 🙂 Yesterday 36°C, today a much more modest 34°C! But lots of aircon required for […]

a chablis day…

a chablis day…

 Coming over the Vaudesir hill towards Preuses… A simply perfect day in Chablis today, with guests. Two great domaines visited, of-course Au Fils de Zinc visited (Raveneau Butteaux and Droin Le Clos – both 2010) and weather ordered from the Gods. Though actually my forehead now suggests that I would have done better if I’d […]

the last 2 days in the côtes…

UV light sabres - let's kill the bugs!

Very changeable yesterday and today – but definitely warming up! A few pics taken along the way:  

what’s new in beaune and peeking behind (usually) closed doors…

An open door! 1243..

So first, what’s new this week? The first flowers were seen this week in a parcel of Louis Latour’s Corton-Charlemagne, though most are expecting to see flowers later next week – I think a weekend of wall-to-wall 33°C will help that! So we seem to be looking towards a harvest starting-time of roughly the 10th […]

big works in nuits…

big works in nuits…

On Wednesday afternoon I managed to get a tour of massive re-modeling of the Faiveley winery in Nuits St.Georges – together with JC Boisset, they are dragging winemaking in NSG into the 21st century. The demolition was already well underway when I visited last December to look at their 2015s. They say that all the […]

held hostage by a beaujolais producer

held hostage by a beaujolais producer

Two visits today, in La Chapelle de Guinchay, not far from Saint Amour – so lunch was there – some pics above. I had a 14h30 appointment after lunch so got there early – 14h20 – just as well, I finally crawled into my car at 20h50. Apparently the police were not yet looking for […]

a sunny sunday in burgundy – at last!

a sunny sunday in burgundy – at last!

It’s been quite changeable weather since Friday – lots of showers – and even a little of the hard stuff (hail!) in Nuits on Friday – largely leaving just punctured leaves, but they won’t want any of that during flowering! Today was fine and sunny, so a trip to Chalon for the Sunday market – […]

a world of difference…

a world of difference…

What a lovely day Friday was, but how definitely un-lovely the rest of the weekend in the Côte d’Or was! Friday I had lots to do, but late afternoon it was possible to get out for a walk in the vines and the old town of Meursault – and not one piece of Pantone from […]

a little sunday afternoon volnay…

Clos du Château des Ducs

16°C in the shade – but definitely not in the sun!  

a little sunday morning beaune…

a little sunday morning beaune…

A little remparts and the town centre – quick mobile phone snaps…  

a late afternoon walk around corton…

a late afternoon walk around corton…

It’s not just the vines that need some pruning in Corton! Beautiful 20-22°C weather late this afternoon – so at 4pm we took ourselves for a wander around Corton – a number of pictures seemed to focus on Le Corton…  

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