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Lots of love for the 2017s

I've been tasting up and down the Côte this week, and early indications are that the 2017s are pretty wonderful across the board - both red and white, and across the apellation hierarchy as well. The Bourgogne-level wines are gorgeous, as has been the case for the past several vintages in a row - and that's something that just didn't used to happen. Global warming, better viticulture, and a move toward more reasonable yields have given new life to the entry-level wines - which were often sketchy at best in most vintages.

The frantic vineyard work to keep up with the early season continues, but most growers feel they will be able to catch their breath by the end of the coming week. A couple of windy, cooler days have taken the edge off a bit, and the vines are looking healthy and happy for now.

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Some of my favorite '17s from tastings this week - wines to keep an eye out for next year: Buisson-Charles Meursault Goutte d'Or, Charmes & Puligny Cailerets, Marc Roy Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes, Violot-Guillemard Pommard Rugiens and Volnay Fremiets, Heresztyn-Mazzini Clos St. Denis, and a yummy Moulin-à-Vent from A-F Gros. Here’s Florence Heresztyn-Mazzini in Gevrey...

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Speaking of A-F Gros, their new wine-bar and tasting room in Pommard is the best new addition to Burgundy in a long time. It's a must-stop on your next visit - and where else can you get Richebourg by the glass!

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A quick update on our film - Three Days of Glory: We have signed a contract for worldwide distribution, and our official release will hapen in November! Details as they happen...

Our Burgundy tour group arrives tomorrow for a week of intensive hedonism - I'm looking forward to another great one. Stay tuned for all the pics and updates. In the meantime, I'll leave you with this little teaser...

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