One of the fine tastings this summer included a range of matured wines - from Moet Chandon 1959 via La Turque 1985 to Dominus 1994. The tasting covered three continents, and vintages from 1959 to 1995 .... a quite unusual tasting with some very … [Read more...] about In the Glass: Oldies but Goodies
Richebourg is a legendary vineyard - and while Romanee-Conti, La Romanee and La Tache are regarded as slightly better, most Burgundy lovers can tell you about a very special moment with a bottle of Richebourg. My Richebourg moment was Henri … [Read more...] about Richebourg – history, plots and owners – new update
If I say Domaine Chanut or Gaudemet-Chanut – do you then think of Burgundy or Vosne-Romanee – most likely not - nevertheless these domaines play a forgotten but important role in the history of Vosne-Romanee. Domaine Chanut and later … [Read more...] about Chanut & Gaudemet-Chanut – forgotten domaines of Vosne
The southern Burgundy was yesterday - july 23rd - hit by a terrible hail and rainstorm. Photo is taken by Caroline Parant Gros near Pommard Once more it was the appelations in Cote de Beaune that was badly affected by the weather. The vignerons on … [Read more...] about Hail and rainstorm in Burgundy
Time really flies ... and it's now exactly two years since I launched Winehog.org in Juliy 2011. During these 24 month I realized that blogging about fine wine is quite challenging at times - but fortunately also very rewarding and a lot of fun.I … [Read more...] about Two years with Winehog.org
Bouchard Pere et Fils and for that matter other of the large houses in Beaune have over the recent years really improved quality. They have moved from mass production towards quality that can rival some of the better producers in the different … [Read more...] about Bouchard Pere et Fils – improving quality
Dugat-Py in Gevrey-Chambertin is in many ways a quite extreme producer, with very concentrated and intense wines. Some really adore his style, while others dislike the quite extracted wines he makes. While the level of extraction have been reduced … [Read more...] about In the Glass – Dugat-Py matured!
When I began tasting wines back in the late 1980s Alsace was one of my first focus areas, and I was even on a tour to Alsace to taste wines from a few selected producers. Then I fell in love with the Mosel wines - and that sort of ended my romance … [Read more...] about In the Glass – Alsace seen from a different perspective