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Travels in Burgundy 2018

#2017burgundyreport – grisaille, boulevard repetitions and now some côte de nuits…

#2017burgundyreport – grisaille, boulevard repetitions and now some côte de nuits…

It’s a normal winter week in the Côtes – grey, and sometimes for good measure, with wet mixed into the grey. It’s not all that photogenic – particularly if you have to get wet whilst taking a grey photo! My trusty Subaru (now almost 370,000km since new!) seems to have developed a funny noise from […]

wind, sun, rain and fog – a normal autumn in beaune

Volnay

Wednesday morning in Aloxe-Corton… I haven’t yet posted any pics of this week so far – truth be told it’s been quite miserable this week so far, except for Monday and Tuesday afternoon. On Monday the mercury (not the wine) hit 22°C and there was a strong wind too – I wouldn’t have wanted to […]

volnay, chassagne, santenay and even maranges…

volnay, chassagne, santenay and even maranges…

Volnay – early! Monday aside, which was typically misty for November, we’ve had lovely sunny mornings but then plenty of rain in the afternoons – particularly yesterday – that was heavy! But today – it was nice all day – I was even tempted to pull out my camera! The effect of the rain was […]

another côte de beaune day…

Aloxe - a.m.

Good Morning, Aloxe-Corton! Wet weather crept up on me today – I entered a tasting room with lovely blue sky and autumnal colours behind me – I came out, not much more than an hour later, and it was dark – at lunchtime! The afternoon became wet – but apart from some good wines in […]

saturday in the côtes…

Finished yet?

Well the long-range forecast hadn’t been good – one might say miserable! But Saturday dawned with blue skay and only really clouded-up as the skies anyway darkend around 5pm – a good day…  

sunday in the vines (:-))

Les Remparts...

  Finishing with a long run through the vines, chasing the last of the sunlight. And who have thought that the medieval terror of tar and feathers would still be thing in modern-day France? 🙂

saturday in the vines…

Park Bouzaise

  There’s still a lovely light in the Côte d’Or, but the vine colours are less intense now as the vines begin to lose some of their leaves – the temperatures are not quite cracking the 20°C-mark now, but still we have none of the (normally!) ubiquitous fog of October…

two days in the côte de beaune…

Puligny

It was supposed to be great weather this week, but Monday only saw some hazy sun from the late morning, Tuesday and Wednesday resembled January with two misty days on the côtes – but today quickly warmed and delivered much afternoon sunshine. Visits, photos, jogging, more photos – the usual stuff! Note: We seem to […]

#2017burgundyreport – chassagne but mainly meursault and some montrachet

Montrachet in failing sunlight...

The weather took a turn for the better today after some modest rain yesterday, though my start to the morning could have been improved on – for the 3rd time in 5 days, while parked, my car had been the object of target practice by incontinent pigeons – and I mean incontinent – I’m not […]

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