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Posted by admin | 14 June 2021

When the weather is warm and you have something to celebrate, we naturally look for sparkling wines. This year looks certain to be no exception. And there’s no shortage of choice; Prosecco continues to be hugely popular, as does Champagne. But so too does the third option here – Crémant de Bourgogne, which competes superbly...

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Posted by admin | 09 June 2021

We first came across the Domaine Jean Fery some years ago when we met up with Pascal Marchand. He’d recently been liberated from the world of corporate winemaking, and was setting up his own negociant house in Nuits-St-George at the time. It was great to catch up; driving in his car, we left Nuits St...

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Posted by admin | 20 May 2021

Beaune – the eponymous heart of both the Côte de Beaune and the wider Burgundy region – has always represented everything good about the wines and wonders of this hallowed ground. Lately, however, the reputation of other villages has grown, just as the popularity and cache of Burgundy has spread all around the world. In...

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Posted by admin | 12 May 2021

You never forget a barrel-tasting in a wine cellar; climbing down and discovering the charm of the place, the subdued light, the glint of the glass pipette, the swirling and spitting – the privilege of witnessing the creation of a great wine in the making. But how did the barrel come to be such an...

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Posted by admin | 04 May 2021

In simple layperson’s terms MLF in wine in the transformation of the ‘tart’ malic acid bacteria (similar to that in a green apple) into ‘softer’ lactic acid bacteria. This transformation has the result of reducing the primary fruit-forward profile of a wine and allowing more complex textures and flavors to emerge. Depending on the style of...

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Posted by admin | 29 April 2021

‘The jewel in Burgundy’s crown.’ ‘The central pearl of her necklace’. These, and many other superlatives, have long been attributed to one of Burgundy’s brightest stars – the commune of Vosne-Romanée. Known for its world-class red wines (about 90% of all the wines grown here are from Pinot Noir grapes) it has been a hub...

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Posted by admin | 19 April 2021

Good wine, like many things in life, gets better with age. Wine is also an investment – of time, money, and love, which should be protected, and stored properly. Plus, storing wine is really part and parcel of the hobby of wine – of course, we drink some wines straight away, but there’s a real...

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Posted by admin | 12 April 2021

There are many reasons to search out true Chablis. Perhaps you love Chardonnay?  Chablis is a unique expression of the grape, and will teach you something new about it. Perhaps you dislike Chardonnay? Then Chablis could well change your mind about, and prove that not all Chardonnays are the same. Perhaps you’re looking for a sure-fire...

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