Category Archives: Burgundy 2011

Burgundy 2011 Day Four: Marathon tastings, New shoes and Pear Ciders…

Our penultimate day in Burgundy started with a visit to the thoughtful Etienne at Domaine Jean Grivot. His caveat that he prepares the samples in the morning and they taste better as the day goes on is an interesting one, as most wines already showed vey well indeed. His focus on maintaining freshness in his […]

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Burgundy 2011 Day Three: Whites and more Côtes de Nuits

Day three of our 2011 Burgundy tasting week and the brief was simple though very different for each team: whilst Adrian, Edwina, Lucy & Will would get under the skin of the 2011 Chardonnays up and down the Côte de Beaune, Al, Kat, Nick and I would have to tough it out and taste (mostly) reds at […]

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Burgundy 2011 Day Two: foray into the Côte de Nuits

After the warm weather of yesterday and our team barbecue at our gite in the evening, the mist and cloud was not a welcome site today, making the slopes of the Côte impossible to see at times. As the full group was now in the region, we split into two groups this morning and headed […]

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Burgundy 2011 Day One: Côte de Beaune Whites

At the end of the first day in Burgundy, we have collapsed in our gite and are enjoying a cold (ish) beer before lighting the barbecue. It has been a glorious day on the Côte de Beaune, amazingly warm and sunny, the vines changing into their autumn hues. One could not ask for Burgundy to […]

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Burgundy 2011: we are on our way…

Sunday marks the start of our annual pilgrimage to Burgundy to taste and assess the previous year’s vintage from barrel. The excitement in the office is palpable as the two teams receive their itineraries for the week: Who’s got Rousseau? Who’s off to Cathiard?! Such is the strength and depth of our Burgundy list, that […]

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