Monthly Archives: October 2013

Hospices de Beaune fine wine auction 2013

On the 17th November 2013, the 135 Hospices de Beaune wine auction will take place in the famous Burgundy wine capital,of Beaune. The president of this year’s auction will be Her Royal Highness, the Princess do Savoie, Clothilde Courau. Many … Continue reading

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Burgundy winemaker now making whisky too!

Jean-Luc Maldant runs a well-known 18 hectare winery in the Côte de Beaune and a few years ago imagined offering an end-of-year whisky gift to his faithful clients.  The project was ambitious and took three hard years of convincing a … Continue reading

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Counterfeit Romanee Conti – suspects held

It is considered as arguably one of the most prestigious and expensive wine in the world. Romanee Conti has existed since the late 18th century, named after it’s former owner, Louis Francois 1st of Bourbon, Prince of Conti. It is … Continue reading

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Beaujolais soon to be canned!!

The innovative drinks company Winestar will soon be marketing Beaujolais in cans. Winestar has already commercialized canned wines from the Corbières region in south west France. As yet we don’t know which wine estate will be used, but the product … Continue reading

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Harvest over, first assessment

As the last tractors are being called in and the pickers returning to their daily jobs, it’s time for a first assessment of the 2013 vintage. Just when the Cotes de Nuit district was praising Mother Nature for not sending … Continue reading

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It’s harvest time!

Yes, the starting gun has been heard and teams from many vineyards are starting to cut, pick and select the best grapes from their vines. The Chardonnays were the first to invade the vineyards last week as Meursault and Puligny … Continue reading

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Harvest 2013 ~ Predictions

So what will the 2013 vintage be like? It is probably a little early to say as yet. The estates are hurrying to get their grapes into the cuveries to start the alcoholic fermentation. Some are saying that there’s a … Continue reading

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