The Côte de Nuits Villages appellation offers lovely wines - but it is rather confusingly a mix of villages where some are fully, and some only partly, a "part" of the appellation. While this has worked for decades, a more logical organisation … [Read more...] about Côte de Nuits Villages: How and why?
I have always been fascinated with vineyards next to, almost part, or otherwise related to the 'expensive and famous'. One commune with a wealth of riches is the iconic 'Chambertin', or properly Gevrey Chambertin. I felt at one time the … [Read more...] about Collins Corner #21 – Gaps in the maps.
A flood of statistics have been created in the rush to find the first and best information on red Burgundies. If numbers are to be believed, Recently with 2014,15,16,17,and the 2018 , 'Outstanding' numbers proliferate. The best headlines are … [Read more...] about Collins Corner #20 – The numbers game
Domaine Henri Gouges is a famous and well known estate, and it seems like the Gouges family is taking new initiatives to create new exciting wines to develop the market and the appellation Domaine Henri Gouges - Antoine Gouges - February … [Read more...] about Domaine Henri Gouges Clos des Porrets-Saint-Georges Cuvee Hors d’Âge
I know Burgundy can be expensive, but this Danish wine merchant seem to take the "price" for the most overpriced Burgundy offer currently .. especially considering the wine normally is seen as relatively unattractive by market. The wine is the … [Read more...] about Only the sky is the limit … very expensive indeed
When I enter my ticket and pay the admittance fee at one of the Toll-stations that marks the entrance to the magic garden of Burgundy, I know I'm home where my heart belongs. It's the home of the greatest wines of the world, the most famous … [Read more...] about Burgundy; Passion or Business !
The trends and tendencies are moving toward quick or instant gratification and consumption. Fast food, instant coffee ... and few seems to have the time to wait for the sublime experience ... A lot of this is contemplated openly by choice; wines … [Read more...] about Instant Coffee, Instant Wine, Instant Burgs?
The terms terroir and climat are often used about the Burgundian vineyards, and referred to when discussing Burgundy wines. While these two terms are related they do have a somewhat different meaning - as climat refer to the place, whereas the … [Read more...] about Terroir and geology – what do we know? – knowing more!