Monthly Archives: November 2013

Christies – the downfall of the Hospices de Beaune auction?

Well, it’s time for a general auction assessment. Was it a good year? Prices went up, for sure. However, many journalists complained of their treatment by the Christies team. Are Christies having too much influence on the famous Beaune wine … Continue reading

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Beaujolais Nouveau trophies…who are the best?

The Lyon Beaujolais Trophy was an official competition created in 2001 to honor the “vin nouveaux” or young wines. To this day it’s the ONLY official competition for “vin nouveaux”. Organized by the French Union of Oenologists, central-east Burgundy, the … Continue reading

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Les trois glorieuses – or the 3 glory days in Beaune!!!

Yes this is the much awaited and much celebrated 3rd weekend in November where Burgundy wine opens to the world.  The 3 glorieuses (probably in reference to the periode 27, 28, 29th July 1830, where Charles X was replaced by … Continue reading

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Understanding Burgundy labels

Are you worried about choosing a Burgundy wine in a store or restaurant? Don’t speak French? Feel you don’t know enough about Burgundy wines? Read on… First step, the French language. One word you should know is Burgundy in French…it’s … Continue reading

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