Date: November 2019

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Burgundy 2018 |First Thoughts

November 29th 2019

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There are so many reasons why I love Burgundy. One of its most endearing qualities is the honesty of the growers in the Côte d’Or. They wear their hearts on their sleeves and will openly tell you about the stresses and strains of the growing season. This was very much the case in 2018. Following three intensive weeks of tasting both reds and whites, I forgot how many times I heard:“It was a year of extremes. I won’t lie I had my worries, but 12 months on, the wines have grown up and truly blossomed…”

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An Introduction to Storing Wine at Home

November 20th 2019

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In 2018, a Sotheby’s auction made history when it saw a bottle of 1945 Romanée-Conti from the eponymous Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC) fetch $558,000, a dizzying new record for the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold. At $91,600 a glass, the purchaser may not plan to pull the cork. However, should he want to, he can rest assured that the 74-year-old wine has been spent its entire life in the pristine cellars of Robert Drouhin. How you store a wine makes all the difference between a bottle of nectar and a bottle of very expensive vinegar and the…

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Tasting Burgundy 2018 | Coffinet-Duvernay, JM Boillot, Comte Armand, Courcel, Bize & Bouley

November 15th 2019

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Day three of our Burgundy tasting trip had much to compete with coming after the previous blow-out day of tasting exceptional wines in the Côtes de Nuits. Luckily, it did not disappoint. Although the weather was not on our side and rained the entire day it didn’t stop the wines from expressing themselves and allowing us to get an even better idea of this great vintage.

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