On Sunday July 15th a hailstorm hit the Premeaux area - damage reported from the northern part of Premeaux to the northern part of Ladoix. Severe damage repported by some growers, and as always the damage is rather random. Nicolas Faure … [Read more...] about Hailstorm in the Premeaux area – July 15th 2018
Travelling Burgundy - I do taste a lot of good wines and meet a lot of talented and great people ... from Meurilly on the Côte to the outskirts Beaune, from a diminutive cellars to the Drouhin facilities, from Nicolas Faure to Veronique … [Read more...] about Visit Joseph Drouhin – tasting the white 2017s from cask
The Jayer Auction earlier this summer showed that only the sky is the limit for the prices of rare Burgundies - if the provenance is impeccable and the wines are of unique quality and reputation. Records are however set to be broken, and the … [Read more...] about The Robert Drouhin Treasure – auction news
Puligny-Montrachet should somehow represent the pinnacle of white Burgundy - but during the last one or two decades the producers of Puligny have been seriously challenged by estates from other appellations. Things are however changing, and new … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Jean Chartron – tasting the 2017s from cask
A few years back one could find wines from Domaine Coquard-Loison-Fleurot in local supermarkets in Beaune, and quite a lot of the wine from this estate was sold to negociants. Things are however changing rapidly - and the Coquard-Loison-Fleurot wines … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Coquard-Loison-Fleurot – tasting the 2017s from cask
Domaine Thomas-Collardot is one of the new discoveries of 2018 - a relatively new and small estate, making some vivid and pure wines in Puligny-Montrachet. To be honest the Puligny-Montrachet scene has been somewhat quiet the last years but … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Thomas-Collardot – tasting the 2017s from cask
There once was a man, that in his lifetime, became known as the “Saint of Volnay”. He earned the name; He was instrumental in building the town school , he restored the Volnay church, and in 1809 he named the Hospices de Charite’ the inheritor of … [Read more...] about Collins Corner #17 – Blondeau of Volnay
The alcohol level of Burgundy wines is in my view becoming increasingly important. In the old days it was often a struggle to reach a sufficient level of ripeness and alcohol - hence the wines were often chaptalized to compensate for lack of … [Read more...] about Burgundy and Alcohol levels – what the label say!