Archive for June, 2020

  • Jasper on Zoom: The Grand Crus of Chambertin
    June 30th, 2020
    Chambertin and Clos de Bèze have established their positions at the top of the grand cru hierarchy, but: What of the satellite grands crus? Are they all up to the mark? What are their individual characteristics? Who makes the best in each of them? Aided by six samples from a...
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  • JMIB Live: Great Reds of Côte de Beaune
    June 28th, 2020
    Following on from our successful webinar discussing the northern half of the Côte de Nuits, we continue with the great red wine vineyards of the Côte de Beaune, including Corton, Beaune, Pommard and Volnay, while touching on some of the more rarely seen appellations which may be enjoying a boost...
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  • Jasper on Zoom: In conversation with Benjamin Leroux
    June 23rd, 2020
    Benjamin Leroux is one of the new generation Burgundian winemakers, who has made a big impression in a relatively short time. Benjamin, the gifted manager/winemaker of Domaine Comte Armand launched his own label with the 2007 vintage and works from a brand-new winery in the centre of Beaune (just off...
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  • JMIB Live: Reviewing the Sweet Spots: Gevrey-Chambertin & the Northern Côte de Nuits
    June 23rd, 2020
    This zoom webinar will look at recent developments in each of the villages from Morey-St-Denis to Marsannay, predict which vineyards are the new sweet spots and evaluate the producers to follow: Who has raised their game to a new level? Who might be the ones to watch in the near...
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  • Jasper on Zoom: Bonneau du Martray
    June 18th, 2020
    Myths about Corton-Charlemagne abound, but it is accepted that part of the vineyard did once belong to Charlemagne, King of the Franks, Holy Roman Emperor, reformer of education, father of Western Europe and famously, a wine lover… Almost unique among Burgundy growers for only producing grand cru wines, Domaine Bonneau...
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  • Jasper on Zoom: Biodynamic Burgundy
    June 16th, 2020
    Is this the new mainstream? Or are biodynamic practitioners “Out where the buses don’t run”? Certainly a number of cult domaines have espoused this philosophy of grape growing and winemaking. To talk us through how the biodynamic movement has developed in Burgundy, I have selected six wines from among the...
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  • Jasper on Zoom: Outstanding White Burgundy: 6 of The Very Best 1er Crus
    June 9th, 2020
    With only Corton-Charlemagne and the Montrachets in the grand cru bracket, we need to test out the options among the finest 1ers crus which can often be just as rewarding and rather better value for money. We have selected one wine from each of six villages – including a rarity...
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  • JMIB Live: The Premature Oxidation Phenomenon
    June 1st, 2020
    This is the first zoom event being offered under the JMIB banner. It is the first part of a series looking at some of the crucial themes in Burgundy. There are no wines to be tasted except what you choose to open alongside, nor interviews with producers enthusing about the...
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