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Auction Update | Record breaking Romanée Conti 1945 & Macallan 1926

November 20th 2018


The greatest and rarest wines in the world have always been expensive and commanded eye watering sums at auction, or with wine merchants globally. Since 2010 the record for a bottle of wine was held by an 1869 Chateau Lafite, which sold in Hong Kong for $233,000. However, new boundaries were created recently when a single bottle of 1945 La Romanée Conti sold at a Sotheby’s New York auction for $558,000.

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Tasting Burgundy 2017 | Week Two | Comte Armand, Tollot-Beaut & Bonneau du Martray

November 15th 2018

Nathalie Tollot of Domaine Tollot-Beaut

Last night we had a delicious dinner at Le Bistro des Cocottes, I am feeling rotund, but managed to get out early this morning for a little jog around the périphérique, yes, miracles do happen! It is 8:54 and I have just arrived at Comte Armand where our tasting is hosted by Paul Zinetti in his very stylish tasting/entertaining room.

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Tasting Burgundy 2017 | Week Two | Simon Bize, de Courcel, Thomas Bouley, Chandon de Brailles & Hubert Lamy

November 12th 2018


What is quite surprising is that it takes 12 hours from Hampshire to my supper in Beaune, via the Eurostar.  I think a flight from Heathrow next time is back on the agenda! Monday morning, the start of our second week of tasting, the sun is shining, the day is incredibly mild and I am ready for our first flight of  2017s at Domaine Simon Bize in Savigny, hosted by Chisa Bize. 22 ha of vines so a fairly big domaine, split 30% white and 70% red. Similar quantities to the 2014 vintage.

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The Friday Fix | Goedhuis Red & White Burgundy

November 24th 2017


BRILLIANT BOOZE: 10% off our own label White and Red Burgundy These are made for us by two of our favourite growers who both have an enormous following at Goedhuis: Jean-Philippe Fichet in Meursault and Vincent Charton in Mercurey. The wines come from two of the best recent vintages for white and red Burgundy respectively: 2014 and 2015. Order a case of each to enjoy free delivery*

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