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2020 Burgundy En Primeur travel diary part 1

2020 Burgundy | Part 1 – Chablis

By on 30/12/2021

Chablis - arriving in Fleys on the road from Tonnerre Towards the end of October I planned to set off from Kent to start a trip to Chablis and Champagne, and was told, when I began to make appointments for the Monday, that the Sunday was by chance the rather local event, the 'Fête des vins de Chablis' - a chance for the local vignerons to show their wares in a street closed for the day, and a good opportunity to try the wines of quite a number of different domaines - so I set off rather earlier than I'd originally intended to get there in time.

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2020 Burgundy En Primeur travel diary part 1

2020 Burgundy | Part 3 – Côte de Nuits & Côte de Beaune

By on 30/12/2021

You know what I can’t stand. When you try and look up something very simple like ‘how to change a light bulb’ and a website insists on running you through the history of the lightbulb, every other lightbulb on the market and what might replace the lightbulb in the future before just telling you what you need to know – all in order to up their content-based hits.

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Press Reviews december

Press Reviews: December

By on 13/12/2021

  Our latest press reviews: The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, Decanter. Benefit from our case price discount in red by buying any 12 bottles from this selection - in a mixed case of your design or simply by the dozen. This £13.

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Harvest Lamy

2021 Burgundy harvest reports | Côte de Beaune

By on 19/11/2021

[caption id="attachment_33650" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Harvest at Domaine Hubert Lamy[/caption] Domaine Rémi Jobard - Meursault Remi Jobard told us:- ‘It was the shortest harvest ever – even my father had never seen anything like it. 1/3 of the normal harvest, and short in red as well as white. I picked late – starting as most people finished.

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Anne Gros Harvest

2021 Burgundy harvest reports | Côte de Nuits

By on 20/10/2021

An interesting report given that there seems to be a 'blanket' view that 2021 is a disaster in France. In Burgundy the quantity of white is certainly disastrously low, but there will as usual be some nicer surprises.

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Bordeaux Harvest

2021 Harvest Reports – Bordeaux Gleanings

By on 20/10/2021

Asked how the harvest has gone, one négociant replied that he felt that Bordeaux has got away with frost losses much better than some other parts of France, with frosts that were -3C to -4C, the kind that the great Châteaux are able to deal with by using very expensive things like helicopters or candles in the vineyard.

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Press Reviews September

Press Reviews: September

By on 28/09/2021

Our latest press reviews: The Scotsman, Matthewjukes.com & The Times. Benefit from our case price discount in red by buying any 12 bottles from this selection - in a mixed case of your design or simply by the dozen. The Sunday Times, The best wines to buy this month, Will Lyons, 29/09/2021: LANGHAM ESTATE Culver Classic Cuvée Brut £27.

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