Monthly Archives: July 2016

What’s in a (Grand Cru) name?

I have been asked by a (French) friend of mine to explain why some French villages are named after the highest appellation level of wine…a Grand Cru. Is it pure pretentiousness, vanity or just French priggishness…? Well maybe a little … Continue reading

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2016 – climatic fury!

After such a great 2015 vintage, the “vignerons” in Burgundy were desperately hoping for a repeat performance with ideal climatic conditions. If past weather/vintage patterns are to go by, the 2016 should have been as good as 2006, 2010 or … Continue reading

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