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Travels in Burgundy 2017

so far this week…

so far this week…

Since it rained on Sunday afternoon, let me tell you that the temperature has really dropped – 6° seems almost luxurious. Maybe it’s because of that, that my teeth are a little on edge, complaining at the introduction of each new (cold!) wine – oh, wait a minute, no, that’s the 5 producer visits per […]

st.aubin before the showers…

st.aubin before the showers…

Wandering around Saint Aubin at mid-day today – a few spots of rain punctuating bursts of sun. That was before the heavier showers – even a few small hailstones ~13h30 in Beaune. It was much cooler but dry in the evening – we will probably get a frost – so a quick (ish!) 30 minutes […]

friday was mainly, but not completely, in pommard

friday was mainly, but not completely, in pommard

it’s all volnay…

it’s all volnay…

Starting today the first of 51 (so-far!) November tastings, and where better than in Volnay? – in beautiful sunlight:  

week 42’s ‘rogues’ gallery

week 42’s ‘rogues’ gallery

This week’s visits for October’s 2016 White Burgundy Report – published around 20 November – or so!

today in the abbaye de st.vivant…

today in the abbaye de st.vivant…

Despite (many times) previously having bored you with photos of the place, until today, I’ve never actually been inside of the abbaye before. Today was a final get-together of the Central-Otago/Burgundy Exchange crew – together with a few glasses of the abbaye’s Hautes Côtes Blanc made by the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and with its […]

central otago – in beaune

central otago – in beaune

Brilliantly done – a tasting of Central Otago wines in Beaune today. Not just breaking boundaries in terms of who and where (in the Hôtel Dieu) but breaking boundaries in glassware – real, proper tasting/drinking glasses – apparently designed by Riedel specifically for for CO pinot – it’s not really as big as it looks […]

2 days of views

Meursault (of-course!)

A full programme of visits and tastings just now, but to show that I’m still alive, here are a few pics from today and yesterday! There were the first few drops of rain for quite some time this morning, but it was just a few minutes until the sun returned. The vineyards remain full of […]

the office today…

the office today…

Just a stunning day today in the Côte de Beaune – perhaps in other places too 🙂 25°C was easily attained in the latter half of the afternoon, and whilst the colours in the vines might have been just that little bit better last week – we’ve lost some leaves and others have browned since […]

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