Archive for January, 2020

  • Bourgogne in turmoil?
    January 30th, 2020
    The locals, especially the BIVB, get upset when we anglophones continue to call the region Burgundy, but actually I find it useful to be able to differentiate between the region Burgundy and its generic Bourgogne wines. It is Bourgogne which is a little bit in turmoil at the moment. Some...
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  • Sad news
    January 30th, 2020
    The year has got off to a sad start with the departure of Georges Duboeuf, Jean-Claude Bachelet and Michel Lafarge. I saw Michel just before Christmas and he was in fine form. Then when I was in Hong Kong I heard from his granddaughter Clothilde, who was representing the domaine...
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  • Partnering with Wine Lister
    January 30th, 2020
    I am delighted to announce that this month we have partnered Wine Lister, the fine wine intelligence agency who will be using JMIB scores as part of their algorithm to assess the performance of Burgundy producers and their wines. JMIB is Wine Lister's first specialist critic alongside Neal Martin, Jancis...
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  • Upcoming JMIB reports & events
    January 30th, 2020
    As well as the Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay Clos des Chênes report, I shall shortly be uploading reports on vertical tastings from the former Domaine Clair-Daü, Richebourg from a variety of producers and Domaine des Comte Lafon’s Meursault Genevrières. You will also see appearing shortly on the website several hundred...
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