Burgundy Archive

Domaine de la Romanee Conti 2012s – a biased opinion…

On 15th January 2015 we met other Domaine de la Romanee-Conti agents from around the world in Vosne-Romanee to taste the 2012 vintage from bottle. With 1 hour in the glass beforehand on the second morning, the wines were ready to taste... DRC 2012s I have not commented on the colours here for...
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All aboard the Cutty Sark – Domaine de la Romanée Conti tasting

This was a very special evening, however biased I might be – Domaine de la Romanée Conti’s Aubert de Villaine was in town for a dinner at the Cutty Sark. It began with a Champagne Delamotte reception on the Cutty Sark deck. Access to the middle deck was available for those...
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Famille Labruyere – a new and exciting relationship

New contacts and relationships in the wine world come about in different ways and take different lengths of time to come to fruition (when they do!). "Gestation" can be anything from weeks to years, decades even... every one is different. They often result from a chance comment being well followed up....
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Domaine Comte Georges De Vogüé

Those who know me well, know my total obsession to learn more about wine, and my soft-spot for Chambolle. So I was thrilled when my boss-to-be, Will Hargrove, invited me to attend a Domaine Comte Georges De Vogüé dinner hosted by Jean-Luc Pépin at the Ritz. It is rare, even...
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Dining on Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

  It was a very balmy evening when I was on the way to the restaurant L‘Etranger on Gloucester Road in South Kensington a few weeks ago. A fantastic restaurant creating great dishes of French and Japanese influence, I highly recommend you to go. Excited about the dinner ahead yet nervous about...
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Domaine Trapet at 1776, 1 Lombard Street

1776, the new restaurant at the back of well-known city spot, 1 Lombard Street, played host to a launch of C&B’s newest exclusivity in Burgundy, Domaine Trapet. I say new, but we have worked with the domaine for decades, it is just that previously we shared the representation. The evening...
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Domaine Bonneau du Martray at The Square

As dinners go this was an absolute gem; a Burgundian estate with only three owners in over twelve centuries and a great London restaurant, The Square. Domaine Bonneau du Martray is one of only two estates in Burgundy to make only Grand Cru wines, (Domaine de la Romanée Conti being...
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Team Hong Kong in France – Burgundy

We had stayed the night (Sunday) at the quite delightful and extremely luxurious “La Masion d‘Olivier Leflaive”, which is owned by Olivier Leflaive. This was an absolute treat and a far cry from the Northern Rhône, so we were all in very good spirits indeed! So our first day in...
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An Evening of Olivier Leflaive

Last week over fifty of our customers gathered at the Century Club in Shaftesbury Avenue for a tour de force from Olivier Leflaive, winemaker, négociant and Burgundian institution. Not only does Olivier produce some of the most accessible fine white Burgundy, he is also prolific, with 96 cuvées in production...
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Shabby & Chic with Château de la Tour’s François Labet

By Karel Röell. Dinner at the Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell, on the fringes of Farringdon and Hoxton, with François Labet was another great proposition by the Corney & Barrow crew. Just tucked off Clerkenwell road, on a quaint cobbled square a stone throw away from the eponymous boutique hotel where Bruno...
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