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Tasting Burgundy 2020 | Marc Colin, Benjamin Leroux, Tollot-Beaut, Meo-Camuzet, Grivot, Louis Boillot & Ghislaine Barthod

This was a busy day with lots of visits, starting at Marc Colin in Chassagne Montrachet. His wines were showing brilliantly, and you can see why everyone is so excited by the quality of the whites, they have great concentration...

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Tasting Burgundy 2020 | AF Gros, Bouley, Faiveley, Billaud-Simon & Roche de Bellene

It is fabulous to be back in Burgundy and the growers were all so pleased to have some visitors, after not seeing anyone for so long. The vineyards were looking amazing. The leaves now have the most wonderful autumn colours...

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2019 Burgundy En Primeur | Small, sweet, supple and very, very seductive!

Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would taste, assess and most importantly enjoy a complete Burgundy vintage from the comfort of my own home!

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Great Bordeaux at its best – With age and fully mature

Following my recent trip to Bordeaux, I published a report on the 2019 vintage. I commented, “Last week I experienced Bordeaux at its absolute best: an exceptional selection of the 2019 vintage primeurs, the excitement and bustle of harvest time,...

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Bordeaux 2019 Revisited – Just in time!

I couldn’t quite believe my luck: a week in Bordeaux in the middle of September, the sun was shining, harvest in full flow, the doors were still open and the opportunity to taste almost every classified growth from the highly...

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