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Live from Volnay...

Greetings from Volnay! Since leaving Épernay I’ve been in the Aube to visit Jérôme Coessens, and down to Beaujolais to see the Sunier brothers, and am now settled in here in my longtime home-away-from-home. My group of customers arrives today and we begin our week-long Insider’s Immersion tour of Burgundy this afternoon - watch this space for all the pics and updates from throughout the week.

Gorgeous late-afternoon sun over Volnay

Gorgeous late-afternoon sun over Volnay

The new Issue of Burghound is just out, covering the 2015 & 2014 Côte d’Or whites. Massive kudos to Patrick Essa at Buisson-Charles in Meursault for monster scores on his entire range -

Meursault VV 90, Meursault Vignes de 1945 91, Charmes 93, Goutte d’Or 92, Bouches-Chères 93, Puligny Caillerets 91, Chablis Vaudesir 91, Chassage La Romanée 92, Corton-Charlemagne 95! Bravo and well deserved - these are some of the most beautiful whites in all of Burgundy, and I’m proud to have been working with them for 11 years now…

Apéro in the Aube at Champagne Coessens

Apéro in the Aube at Champagne Coessens

Lots of chatter around town about the future of many small domaines - what will happen next year when they have virtually no wine to sell from the minuscule 2016 harvest, and how will they hang on after seven small crops in a row? There is certainly action to come, and most of it not good for the small grower.

Julien & Antoine Sunier - the Bad Boys of Beaujolais

Julien & Antoine Sunier - the Bad Boys of Beaujolais

The good news is that a bountiful crop is currently hanging in the vineyards throughout the Côte d’Or - the spring frost ended up being not so damaging this year - with some growers losing maybe 10-20% at most. Everyone is talking about the amazing solidarity of all of the vignerons, who came out in the hundreds to help each other on the nights of the frosts this April - see previous posts here for more on that.

In your in-box next week - keep an eye out...

In your in-box next week - keep an eye out...

I’m looking forward to a great week - stay tuned for all the action…