It's that time of year again, and we've already started to compile the tasting notes for hundreds of new burgundy 2012 en primeur wines. Some will have been tasted by Jancis in Burgundy before Christmas, and others in London during what is probably the craziest two weeks of the wine-tasting calendar. They'll be presented in five alphabetically organised tasting articles, which we will continue to edit and update on the basis of what Julia, Richard and Jancis taste in London.
Below are the UK merchants we suspect will be making an offer of 2012 burgundies. The list is based on those who made offers of 2011s but we have also made some additions. Please feel free to confirm participation or suggest others via the Comments box.
Bibendum (they decided not to hold a tasting this year - too expensive and too many other tastings)
Fields, Morris & Verdin (trade only)
Above left is a photograph taken by Julia of Berry Bros' tasting last Friday at One Great George Street, London SW1, before the hordes arrived.