I'm working on several articles about the vineyards in Vosne Romanee, and discovered some new historic details about the Romanee Saint-Vivant vineyard. There are still a lot of work to do, but there are some interesting findings that I would like … [Read more...] about Romanee Saint-Vivant – new historic details
Fake wines have existed even before I was introduced to fine wines more than 25 years ago, but the Kurniawan case has more than indicated that the amount of fake bottles on the market is perhaps much higher than expected. I will not speculate in … [Read more...] about Chasing the illusive bottle – The Kurniawan effect
Have you ever heard about the vineyard Vosne-Romanee Derriére le Four - most likely not. The vineyard is nevertheless mentioned by both Danguy & Aubertin (1892) and Rodier (1920) as one of the better vineyards in Vosne-Romanee. But what happened … [Read more...] about Vosne-Romanee Derriére Le Four – the lost vineyard
Meursault Blagny is quite well known among Burgundy drinkers and collectors, but have you ever heard about Le Blagny-Blanc? The appellations of Burgundy are numerous and the system is not always logical and straightforward, so I often turn to … [Read more...] about Le Blagny-Blanc – overlooked and forgotten?
The vineyards in Burgundy are numerous, and some are not even included in detailed maps over Burgundy. One of these vineyards is Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Les Demoiselles. I tried to find the location on my trusted standard map - the Atlas Vins … [Read more...] about Les Demoiselles – Puligny 1er cru and part of Chevalier-Montrachet
On my September trip to Burgundy I had the priviledge to visit Albert Bichot to taste some 2012s from the different domaines and branches of the Bichot house. The tasting include wines from Albert Bichot, Domaine de Pavillon, Domaine du … [Read more...] about Tasting of Bichot 2012 – Maison Albert Bichot
On my September trip to Burgundy I had the priviledge to visit Albert Bichot to taste some 2012s from the different domaines and branches of the Bichot house. The tasting include wines from Albert Bichot, Domaine de Pavillon, Domaine du … [Read more...] about Tasting of Bichot 2012 – Domaine du Chateau Gris and du Pavillon
On my recent trip to Burgundy I had the opportunity to re-visit one of the rising stars of Burgundy - Domaine Dublere. A little background - Domaine Dublere was founded in 2003 by the American journalist Blair Pethel. The first vintage was 2004, and … [Read more...] about Tasting of Domaine Dublere 2012 reds from cask