The Burgundy harvest is always tricky, and predicting the start of harvest is difficult, as there is a significant variation in timing amongst the growers. According to my sources – different ones – harvest for most is likely to start around … [Read more...] about Expected harvest dates..
Now we have the label for the exciting new estate in Meursault - Marthe Henry Boillot - just from the printer. I visited Marthe for the first time in June 2018 and have actually been waiting to see the label - that will present and sell these … [Read more...] about Label for Marthe Henry Boillot
I have now started to review the incoming wines on Winehog, and to my great pleasure the quality of the wines received for tasting is actually surprisingly good. First very pleasent surprise was from VINS DIVINS - Export agent in BEAUNE. Cara and … [Read more...] about New wines … a lovely experience … Wines for sampling
This week marked a milestone for me as Burgundy writer, as the sale of Domaine Dublère sort of concluded an "era" of my Burgundian history. I always enjoyed the wines of Blair Pethel, and while they were not from famous grand cru vineyards - aside … [Read more...] about In faith and expectations – Winehog ponderings
I do like the work of my good friend goldsmith Gitte Bjorn, who has designed my visiual identity ... "The drinking Winehog" - used for the Winehog award. Gitte is internationally acclaimed, recipient of numerous prestigious awards, member of the … [Read more...] about The Winehog Pin
New is good! .. and I do love the taste of fresh Pinot or Chardonnay. I have therefore decided to make a quite big update to Winehog, hopefully to get a bigger flow of new wines through the tasting table - to get the inspiration and vivid life of … [Read more...] about Get your Wine on Winehog
One of my favourite Burgundian estates, Domaine Dublère, has been sold, and will continue as a part of Domaine des Terres de Velle. Blair Pethel, the founder of Domaine Dublère, has decided to pass the torch -- and the estate vineyards and … [Read more...] about Domaine Dublère sold
The 2018 vintage is by many already getting acclaimed and by some compared to the 1947 vintage ... as one of the solar and "great" vintages. This can seem quite premature, as the wines in some places still are completing the malolactic … [Read more...] about As we learn … and get better wines – a 2018 perspective