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Greetings from Beaune...

Arrived late yesterday to beautifully sunny skies and perfect fall harvest weather here on the Côte. It's so good to be back "home". The smell of fermentation is in the air everywhere - a magical, intoxicating aroma that is pouring out of virtually every door in the villages (because behind the doors of each of those humble homes is a hidden winery.) Everyone is very happy with the potential quality of the harvest so far, though heartbroken over the feeble quantities yet again.

Patrick Essa at work in his cellar at Domaine Buisson-Charles

Patrick Essa at work in his cellar at Domaine Buisson-Charles

Les Vendangeurs at work today in Chambolle-Musigny

Les Vendangeurs at work today in Chambolle-Musigny

Everyone knew they had another small crop this year, of course, after the killer frost of April 27th. Some ended up with a bit more than they thought - about 50% of a "normal" crop at Buisson-Charles for example - while some got hammered even harder (about an 80% loss at Huber-Verdereau.)

The work order today at Buisson-Charles

The work order today at Buisson-Charles

I'm here with my filmmaking partner David Baker for another round of shooting for Three Days of Glory, our Burgundy documentary (and there are still 3 days left in our crowdfunding campaign if you'd like to join the team!) The light is absolutely beautiful for shooting in the vineyards, especially early morning and late afternoon. We got some great footage today in Pommard, Beaune and Chambolle, and will be shooting tomorrow in Meursault and Gevrey-Chambertin.

Shooting Thiébault Huber, spraying his biodynamic preparations in the Clos du Colombier in Pommard

Shooting Thiébault Huber, spraying his biodynamic preparations in the Clos du Colombier in Pommard

Afternoon light over Pommard...

Afternoon light over Pommard...

Wish you were here...

Wish you were here...

Welcome aboard! Follow along on our adventures this week - I'll be updating here as often as possible...