Burgundy Archive

Corney and Barrow House Wine

Everybody needs a Corney & Barrow label. Keeping your prized bottles away from the younger generation? Looking to impress the new father-in- law? Or just a quiet evening meal. There is always a time and place for Corney & Barrow label wines. Our role is to make sure they excite...
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A very special occasion: A dinner with Bonneau du Martray

Last’s week dinner with Bonneau du Martray was a very special occasion. The wines are among the most magical whites produced in Burgundy, Jean Charles is among those gifted winemakers that is able to communicate the magic of soil and vines and there is a changing of the guard at...
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Bonneau du Martray dinner

I have worked with the Bonneau du Martray wines since the 2000 vintage so all the usual bias warnings apply here. This was a rather different dinner because it was a chance to say “au revoir” (but certainly not a full good bye) to Jean-Charles Le Bault de la Morinière...
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Tasting: Domaine Marquis D’angeville 2015’s

Each year in April the joint UK agents of Domaine Marquis d’Angerville get together with Guillaume d’Angerville in London and host a tasting and lunch for some key members of the wine press. My write-ups of the last two such events can be found here 2014s & 2013s. This year, unsurprisingly it was...
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Jumbo of death? Not anymore!

Now that may seem a little dramatic as titles go but there is good reason. The “Jumbo of death” used to – still does sometimes – pop up in the office as a regular topic. You know the old “what/who would you select to be on a jumbo that you...
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Burgundy 2015: Vintage Report

The 2015 growing season was a meeting of extremes. The summer heat left its stamp on the fruit, with succulent, ripe flavours pervading the wines. There are substantial tannins in the reds thanks to thick grape skins, although they are supple, almost without exception. There is freshness and poise too, due...
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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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