Tag Archives: Burgundy

Burgundy 2011 Day Five: Pulignys in Pommard, masterclass in Volnay and mature bottles

Our last day in Burgundy was much more about getting home to our respective families before the weekend than it was about wine tasting, but we did manage to squeeze in a couple of tastings in the morning, and very nice they were too. First stop was Jean-Marc Boillot’s house in Pommard to taste his […]

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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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Is there still shine in trading fine wine?

Fine Wine market update from Senior Wine Advisor Will Hepworth As the summer break draws to a close for many of us now returning suitably refreshed to our desks it is with some anticipation that we chart a course away from the August doldrums towards (hopefully) a final quarter of the year that will bring […]

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A Perfect Marriage?

Lay & Wheeler Wine Advisor Hayley Wright shares her thoughts on selecting the perfect wine for her upcoming nuptials – can you help her choose? After weeks of painstakingly compiling lists, shortlists, guest lists and even lists of lists, my Fiancé and I finally booked a venue for our forthcoming wedding.  There is an overwhelming […]

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Burgundy 2011 preview, Burgundy 2010 re-view

I have just returned from a trip to Burgundy for an early look at the 2011 vintage. I recall being in Burgundy at roughly the same time last year when many vignerons were predicting the earliest ever harvest (mid August) and worrying about their summer holidays being spoilt! As it transpired, things were delayed as […]

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2007 Burgundy tasting – Coutts Wine Society

As the 2011 Bordeaux en-primeur campaign starts rumbling, we jumped at the opportunity to get our last fix of fine Burgundy for the next couple of months by presenting a 2007 Burgundy tasting in Coutts’swish office on the Strand.  The 2007 vintage in Burgundy saw summer conditions in the spring (over 30 degrees in April) […]

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Burgundy 2010: Overview and Tasting

With the flurry of activity that there has been recently, our trip to Burgundy seems somewhat distant, but fortunately the wines are so memorable that we have no problems recalling those that we tasted. It is always difficult after one good vintage to find oneself singing the praises of the next and yet it is […]

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We’ve arrived

After a bumpy flight to Lyon, we’ve arrived in Burgundy to find beautiful sunshine and the vineyards awash with gorgeous autumnal colours. Today is a bank holiday in France but we’ve managed to visit two domaines to taste the 2009 vintage. The reds had lovely ripe tannins and the best showed real depth and drinkability at this […]

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