See also Hanson on the Hospices' beautiful babies . Some vintages have an easy birth: the winemaker intervenes calmly and infrequently, like the crew of a sailing boat in calm weather. But it...
We will soon be publishing Aubert de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti's account of the 2012 vintage. In the meantime, Burgundy resident Gareth Skidmore writes:
I had the...
Let's be honest about it, 2012 was a difficult year in Burgundy (as reported here ). But a difficult growing season does not necessarily mean poor-quality wine. For some experts, such as Jacky...
Burgundy resident Gareth Skidmore wrote the following report on Monday. It rained heavily during the night and again this morning. The afternoon sky is still threatening and there is a...
Burgundy winemaker Mark Haisma writes (in an emailed round robin to customers - not especially for this site): 2012 is turning out to be a troubled vintage; it seems everything is getting...
Bad news for burgundy lovers. It has hardly been a blissful growing season for the Côte d'Or's vine growers, as we reported here . One Hong Kong wine merchant visiting Burgundy last week found...
The weather has remained very poor throughout June, with more storms last Thursday afternoon around Beaune, Nuits-St-George and Dijon, and uncertain weather for the days ahead.
The average price of red wines at yesterday's Hospices de Beaune wine auction rose by a staggering 69% over last year, while those of the whites rose by 18%. And although (or perhaps because) the...
Anthony Hanson MW, who will be conducting the Hospices de Beaune auction of 2012s for Christie's this weekend, adds to Burgundy 2012 - a difficult birth :
Please allow me to take...
vineyards are developing much later than they were in 2011, which
was admittedly an exceptionally early year. After three precocious vintages, 2012 sees a return to the old...
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