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Travels in Burgundy 2017

today in the clos de vougeot (1)

today in the clos de vougeot (1)

Some days, this is work 🙂  

a lesson in pruning musigny…

Pruning in Petits Musigny

Eric Bourgogne of de Vogüé graciously gave me a lesson in pruning in Musigny today – it’s impressive the attention to detail that Eric has; quickly removing spare buds and generally tidying the ‘pieds’ and spotting the camouflaged caterpillars. I think it was probably a good idea that he never actually handed me the secateurs! […]

a quick jog around town

Les Bas de Teurons

One or two buds are pushing, but nothing close to bud-burst at the bottom of the Beaune 1er Crus…  

a little côte de nuits & much more côte de beaune – rugiens mainly

Chambolle Le Village

and today a little monthèlie…

Monthelie looking towards Auxey-Duresses

Considering the wet, wet, wet forecast for this weekend, we had only a little rain during Saturday morning’s market. Not much sun before mid-afternoon on Sunday though – i.e. only after my camera battery expired 😉  

a little chassagne today…

a little chassagne today…

a few producers – classic plus outliners

a few producers – classic plus outliners

A modest bunch of producers visited this week. Really a wet, wet three days in Beaune, so not many ‘outside’ photos. A classic selection of Meursault, Volnay and Gevrey but with some outliners from St.Romain and Auxey. The rest of the time was spent trying to sort out a move of apartment in Beaune – […]

week 3 of bo-jo-lays 2015 visits…

week 3 of bo-jo-lays 2015 visits…

The last, lucky, producers who were unfortunate enough to host me to taste their 2015s! There will be more visits/tastings to look at specific crus, but that’s enough for February’s report – now to finish January’s report – and that will be at least 5 days more work!

today, a beautful beaujolais day…

today, a beautful beaujolais day…

My first lizard of the year was seen last week, and today was my first butterfly and bee – all outside the home of Yvon Metras. Too much for February? Only time will tell… Before midday there were some far-reaching views, but by lunchtime, all was a little cloudier. Still, as I ‘summit-ed’ the Col […]

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