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Travels in Burgundy 2017

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…

week 44’s ‘rogues’ gallery

week 44’s ‘rogues’ gallery

Really, so many of the visits in the last days were to savour – and these last days have been a blend of white and red (predominantly) domaines. I have 5 more ‘whites’ – the last – next week, but mainly I will be moving my focus to the Côte de Nuits for the rest […]

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