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the new restaurant in gevrey-chambertin…

the new restaurant in gevrey-chambertin…

New in Gevrey, the Table d’Hôte Lucie & Thomas Collomb – finally the building work is done at the Rôtisserie du Chambertin 🙂 www.rotisserie-chambertin.com Plenty of moody pics – fortunately I never found the service at all moody! I’m looking forward to (eventually) visiting here. Whilst I’ve always found plenty of people in their (superb!) […]

la maison (2)

100 points - according to James Suckling...

Scene of the (literal) car-crash on Thursday evening, was La Maison in Vougeot. It was a little soirée to taste 2-3 wines and in partnership with Lalique for them to promote their new (wine) glassware. Nice carafes for sure – I didn’t ask the price – the Burgundy and Universal glasses were very nice too, […]

too drunk to think…

too drunk to think…

No, not me. Last night, with a glass in hand in Vougeot (more on that at the weekend), I heard a big crash. I looked out to see a clever gentleman who had crashed into a parked car. I instantly assumed my car when I heard the sound – well things come in threes don’t […]

scooby is back!

Skyrock… Fun Radio… The Hits… Seemingly the radio stations of choice for car thieves – they even installed them as presets in my car radio! Today the scoobaru was rescued from the police pound near Lausanne – a whole day had to be devoted to this! Scooby was stolen in the vineyards of the Côte […]

sculptured gevrey 1er cru?

sculptured gevrey 1er cru?

A few weeks back I was walking through the vines in Gevrey-Chambertin, and I noticed that one of the most iconic vineyard houses of the Côte d’Or was shrouded in scaffolding! The house in question neighbours Ruchottes-Chambertin, sitting in the wholly owned Gevrey-Chambertin 1er of Les Issarts – and Faiveley are the sole owners. I […]

‘la maison’ – now there’s a video!

Remember my post on the new ‘boudoir’ in Vougeot? Well now there’s a little more info and even a video! la Maison 1 rue du Vieux Château 21640 Vougeot Tel: +33 3 80 61 06 10 contact@lamaisonvougeot.com Tastings: From €25 per person, open from 11h00 to 18h30 Monday to Thursday and Sunday, plus 10h00 to […]

la maison – vougeot

la maison – vougeot

Last Saturday we paid a visit to a new ‘thing’ in Vougeot. The Boissets have chosen to open a new retail opportunity in Vougeot – here you can buy the wines of Domaine de la Vougeraie, JCB (from Jean-Charles Boisset) and the Jean-Claude Boisset range overseen by Grégory Patriat. These were previously available in the […]

no lingua-franca when it comes to insurance…

no lingua-franca when it comes to insurance…

Ah the joy of getting French car insurance companies to speak to Swiss car insurance companies, is something I cannot begin to describe – even when they are both AXA! If they don’t get a move-on, I may have to boycott AXA-Millésimes… Note my car was correctly parked, in the parking, when somebody decided to […]

a long, long weekend…

a long, long weekend…

Hetton in the Yorkshire dales. We finally got home yesterday, even though our return was supposed to have been on Monday. In that time we enjoyed Betty’s café, a UK curry, the nice lunch of the previous post, various scones, fish and chips, my mum’s lovely wedding, a missed flight that resulted in an extra […]

sporting deadlines

sporting deadlines

Amazingly (sounds like a well-worn record…) today’s the second consecutive day for shorts and a T-shirt whilst out jogging. The last time was probably in September. Report deadlines are not the only ones in Beaune just recently, there was also the entry for next Saturday’s Beaune 1/2 marathon last week, the day after which, something […]

diams everywhere…

diams everywhere…

No one-track focus here at Burgundy Report – certainly not! How about wood-working(ish)? The perfect use for a 54mm DIAM 10, extracted from a 2012 Chevalier-Montrachet. Those birds are just so lucky! I even found a use for the wine too…

a cellar survey…

a cellar survey…

It comes to all of us, but sooner or later we have to take stock – or at least have a reasonable idea of our ‘position’! In that context I started to work my way through the cellar, cataloguing. At one time I had most things noted on a spreadsheet, but that hasn’t been updated […]

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