Date: September 2016

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The sun is shining on the Côte d’Or

September 13th 2016

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There can be no better time to visit a wine producing region than in glorious sunshine just 2 weeks before the harvest, following 6 weeks of equally warm weather. We found vineyards in perfect health and the winegrowers in high spirits last week as Johnny Goedhuis and I toured the rolling slopes of the Côte d’Or. It is fair to say all the growers, and in particular those in the Côte de Beaune, needed a bit of good weather. In the spring of this year they were the victims of the most ruthless frost many growers have seen in a…

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