From the burgundy 2013 battlefield


A very quick report in the middle of London’s Burgundy Week. The tastings seem to be as well attended as ever with both J&B and Berry Bros expecting 350 customers at their evening presentations of 2013 burgundies in the great hall of 1 Great George Street just off Parliament Square. I took the picture above before others arrived at the J&B tasting on Monday.  Those with good eyes will spot my laptop and portable spittoon in the distance on the right.

Of course the 30-plus UK merchants (see our guide to them) who sell direct to the public (and...