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2016 pre-harvest review

Despite having difficult vintages in the past (with the exception of 2015) and despite a late frost this year which has blighted many wine regions in France in particular Bordeaux, our latest update is very positive. Indeed according to Chloé … Continue reading

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Grape juice or wine – a New Year detoxification dilema!

Ok so we’ve started 2017 on a positive, resilient note. New years’s resolutions and so on… If you’ve decided to give your liver a detoxification treat, then that’s good news, both for your liver, your vital organs in  general and … Continue reading

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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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Why January is a bad month for business…

It’s funny, at the start of each year most people are very enthusiastic and full of new positive resolutions, both on a personal side as well as from a business perspective.  However the reality is quite different. I have found … Continue reading

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Are old Burgundy whites a thing of the past?

I have recently been asked if there is an “official French” answer to the “prem-ox” (premature oxidization) of old Burgundy whites that was at the centre of heated debates a couple of years ago. For those of you who are … Continue reading

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2013 Vintage – potentially a very fine “burgundy vintage”

Almost everyone has been criticizing this vintage, which potentially gave signs of being very difficult. In fact it was a hell of a strange vintage, with a large slice of mildew and disease, very cool and wet conditions and a … Continue reading

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