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Aubert de Villaine was in London on Friday for his annual tasting of the latest vintage of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti's near-mythical wines. It's awfully nice of him to come and of UK importer...

Tags:  burgundy 2011, DRC

I’ve been lucky enough to take part in a couple of extremely smart 10-year retrospectives this autumn: all the Bordeaux 2001 first growths for a start, on which I will report next week, and...

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Last week I had the enormous pleasure of helping a wine collector empty his cellar of a small fraction of his treasures over a couple of dinners at Twin Farms , a rather magical place near...

Tags:  DRC, Burgundy

Below is a funny little film of the main reception room at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti which I took while waiting for co-owner Aubert de Villaine (pictured here avec reflections). I saw that...

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As I’ve already mentioned, there was a particularly interesting tasting of pairs of wines from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti last week: Échézeaux and La Tâche in...

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Over the last couple of days I have had the great pleasure of feasting on Domaine de la Romanée-Conti wines, first at an evening ‘masterclass’ presented by Aubert de Villlaine...

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Feb 14, 2008 - Last night I went to a fascinating tasting comparing DRC's Echézeaux and La Tache in 2005, 2001, 1996 and 1990 and will publish my tasting notes very...

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This was the fabulous tasting I was lucky enough to moderate at the Palais Coburg in Vienna earlier this year. For more details of this extraordinary hotel and wine collection see Cheval Blanc...

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Last week I had a chance to taste Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s red offerings from the generally extremely varied 2003 vintage and enjoyed it enormously (considerably more than my...

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John Brinkco, Los Angeles: Can you tell me your current thinking regarding when the 1997 and 2000 Domaine de la Romanée Conti will be ready to be enjoyed? me: We seem to have rather a lot...

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Sam Tan of CECWINE, London: Do you know much about the quality of Marc de Bourgogne and...

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annual growth cycle Annual growth cycle of the vine. See vine growth cycle . año Spanish word for year. Some wines, particularly Rioja , were once sold without a...

The day before He is the kind of man, indeed, to whom I should never refuse anything. Except it wasn’t a wedding proposal but a tasting invitation; and it wasn’t from Darcy but from...

Tags:  DRC, Burgundy 2009

On a rainy Saturday in September 2008, the 13th, to be precise, Aubert de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (pictured) began to think they would not be making any wine in 2008. However, on...

Tags:  DRC, Burgundy 2008

This year's Decanter Man of the Year is Aubert de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti - apparently, if almost unbelievably, the first time this honour has been held by a Burgundian....

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