Category: Burgundy

An introduction to Burgundy, the wine region

An introduction to Burgundy, the wine region

“Burgundy… Say it. Feel it. Taste it. The word evokes a very special wine country and a very special wine. It makes me think of gently rolling hills. Vineyards all the way to the horizon. Winding roads. Small villages. Unique wines and superb Fr…

An introduction to Burgundy, the wine region

An introduction to Burgundy, the wine region

“Burgundy… Say it. Feel it. Taste it. The word evokes a very special wine country and a very special wine. It makes me think of gently rolling hills. Vineyards all the way to the horizon. Winding roads. Small villages. Unique wines and superb Fr…

Takaki Okada’s after-vintage hangi

Takaki Okada’s after-vintage hangi

I landed in New Zealand just in time to catch Takaki Okada’s (Folium Vineyard) after-vintage hangi. For the last few years Takaki has hosted this event. A hangi is a traditional Māori way of cooking, and it involves burying the food in a pit after lighting a fire. A few hours later, the hangi is […]

Burgundy panel tasting: Mâconnais 2016 best buys

Burgundy panel tasting: Mâconnais 2016 best buys

The Chardonnays from the five key appellations in this underrated Burgundy region offer some of France’s most exciting and great-value wines. Read our report on 139 wines tasted by our three-strong expert panel, with an introduction by Andy Howard MW…

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The Chardonnays from the five key appellations in this underrated Burgundy region offer some of France’s most exciting and great-value wines, says Andy Howard MW…

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Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux, with Charles Lachaux, one of Burgundy’s rising stars

Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux, with Charles Lachaux, one of Burgundy’s rising stars

Charles Lachaux is just 29, but he’s got the responsibility of running the family domaine, Arnoux-Lachaux (previously known as Robert Arnoux), with 14 hectares of vines spread across some of Burgundy’s top sites. On Thursday I met him at the offices of his importer, Corney & Barrow, to taste through the 2016s, followed by a […]

Comment: ‘Era of billionaire ownership in Burgundy has begun’

Comment: ‘Era of billionaire ownership in Burgundy has begun’

If you’re lucky enough to own your house, when did you buy it? When did the previous owner purchase it? How many owners has it had in the last century: a dozen? Maybe more?

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A stone marker at the entrances to Clos des Lambrays grand cru vineyard.

Andrew Jefford considers recent ownership changes in Burgundy…

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On Burgundy’s appellations and grapes

On Burgundy’s appellations and grapes

“Some of the most unique wines in the world – reds and white – come from Burgundy. A well-made red Bourgogne (or Burgundy wine if you prefer), made from the elusive pinot noir grape variety, is a wine of elegance, hardly found anywhere else. The…

London Burgundy Week returns

London Burgundy Week returns

London Burgundy Week returns in 2018 and is set to be bigger and better than ever

London Burgundy Week returns from 19-23rd March. Next week will see many of the UK’s most passionate Burgundy specialist merchants host a …Continue reading »

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Domaine Leroy: Profile and wine ratings

Domaine Leroy: Profile and wine ratings

Burgundy master Clive Coates MW tells you everything that you need to know about Domaine Leroy, along with historical tasting notes on wines from top vintages – as part of a series that looks back at domaine profiles from Clive’s most recent books.

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www.domaine-leroy.com

Almost a century and a half ago, in 1868, François Leroy set himself up as a wine-merchant in his native …Continue reading »

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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti: Profile and wine ratings

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti: Profile and wine ratings

Burgundy master Clive Coates MW tells you everything that you need to know about Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC), along with historical tasting notes on wines from top vintages – as part of a series that looks back at domaine profiles from Clive’s most recent books.

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Richebourg Grand Cru in Burgundy’s Côte de Nuits.

Read about DRC history and top scoring wines…

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