Our new man in Burgundy

Matthew Hayes in Burgundy

Although photographer Jon Wyand has been a wonderful source of Burgundian images, the one thing we have lacked at JancisRobinson.com is regular despatches from that popular region. I'm delighted therefore to introduce Matthew Hayes, who is not only based at the northern end of the Côte d'Or and an experienced wine merchant who has just passed the WSET Diploma, but also writes like a dream. And is not afraid to voice an opinion. You are strongly advised to read on.

Ten days ago, I summoned up the courage to send a message to Jancis wondering whether there might be an opening...