Archive for April, 2020

  • Jasper on Zoom: The Future of Burgundy
    April 28th, 2020
    Following on from the previous week's The Golden Age of Burgundy, we took a look at what's in store for the future. With the 2018 vintage suggesting for the first time that Global Warming might be causing some real problems in the time ahead if intelligent steps are not taken...
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  • Burgundy Domaine Updates
    April 18th, 2020
    Domaine de la Commaraine (Pommard): The Domaine has recently purchased some vineyards in the Côte de Nuits to add to their Monopole of the Clos de la Commaraine in Pommard. About half the new vineyards will stay with the vigneron who is currently farming them, but the Domaine will take...
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  • Jasper on Zoom: The Golden Age of Burgundy
    April 15th, 2020
    Today’s Zoom was a cheerful amble through my 40 year career enjoying the wines of Burgundy. We started with setting the scene – slightly miserable scene – of Burgundy in the 1970s and then progressed by decade through all the changes that have turned an under performing region living on...
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  • Jasper on Zoom: Domaine Roumier Chambolle-Musigny 2009 & 2010
    April 10th, 2020
    Round two on the zoom front saw a discussion of vintage styles in Burgundy, especially 2009 and 2010, one warmer vintage and the other with an exquisite balance, as portrayed by Christophe Roumier’s Chambolle-Musigny. Both bottles were gorgeous, with the 2010 sitting up and giving great pleasure already, the 2009...
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  • Jasper on Zoom: Puligny vs Chassagne-Montrachet
    April 10th, 2020
    My first experience of this new (to me) format was a discussion of the differences between two of Burgundy’s emblematic appellations for white Burgundy: Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. Armed with a bottle of each, and fighting off the occasional technological challenge, we spent a happy hour talking over everything to do...
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  • Happy Easter
    April 10th, 2020
    Happy Easter! Here in Burgundy we have lived through three weeks of gorgeous blue skies and sunshine. But there has been quite a difference. Now it feels like the start of the summer, since the wind moved round to the south a week ago. The two weeks before that were...
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