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Travels in Burgundy 2017

week 49’s ‘rogues’ gallery

week 49’s ‘rogues’ gallery

A four day week this week and with two late cancellations too – too late to add something new – though space for plenty of typing. I’m still projecting 18-20 December for the 2016 Red Burgundy Report. Next week will be my last visits in the côtes this year! Have a great weekend…

killing time in vougeot

Clos de

…today with a coffee and then a little wander before an appointment in Gilly:  

sharing the snow…

I think that today (apart from typing) I’m mainly re-posting pictures of snow in Burgundy! I’ve snow at home too, but in Switzerland, I’m back to Beaune on Sunday for the last two weeks of visits this year… Les chardonnay de Chablis sont sous la neige! | Chardonnays from Chablis are covered in snow! #larochewines […]

week 47’s ‘rogues’ gallery

week 47’s ‘rogues’ gallery

Four days of visits last week – a couple of first appointment Côte de Beaune domaines, but then deep into the Côte de Nuits. The 2016 White Burgundy Report was published last week, and I’m projecting 18-20 December for the 2016 Red Burgundy Report. I’m now back in Switzerland for 10 days, so chance to […]

the chorey chicane and moody morey (mainly)…

Clos de Tart

No frost in Beaune again but definitely minus on the roads outside of town – I don’t know if that was the excuse of the upside-down car in Chorey-lès-Beaune – there’s not much of chicane there! More patchy mist/fog this morning, not so much between Beaune and Vougeot, but thereafter plenty. By 10 a.m. the […]

a view from gevrey…

Over Combe de Lavaut towards the (D31) road

It was as misty this morning as it was yesterday – but without the ice on my windscreen – 3°C. On the positive side, by about 1pm, the mist had largely given way to a nice blue sky – perfect for a little wander around Gevrey – mainly the Côte St.Jacques – before my 2pm […]

mainly vosne…


For the first time this winter, much scraping of the ice from my car windshield, before a quick visit to Savigny. Thereafter a couple of visits in Vosne-Romanée (the pics), before finishing my day in Aloxe…  

marko de morey’s roi chambertin tasting gallery – 16 november

marko de morey’s roi chambertin tasting gallery – 16 november

week 46’s ‘rogues’ gallery

week 46’s ‘rogues’ gallery

More visits to savour this week, mopping up the last few domaines that major in white – that report will appear in the next days – while starting in earnest to make my way into the Côte de Nuits…

4 days of pics in the côtes

Clos des Grandes Vignes - Nuits

From Tuesday to Friday – allover the place:  

monday/tuesday – chambolle/premeaux/gevrey…


Just a few views from this week – so far…  

burgundy report – always topical

burgundy report – always topical

A Meursault street…

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