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Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy is the perfect website for the Burgundy lover!

Our site is dedicated to everything about the wines of Burgundy. It complements Jasper’s book, Inside Burgundy, which is a mine of information about the region, the vineyards and the producers.

The website offers up to the minute insights into what is happening in Burgundy today, and extensive reviews of wines past and present. The aim is to provide information and to give guidance on which wines are worth buying. For this we have designed our double-headed scoring system: Absolute Scoring on the 100 Point Scale and Comparative Grading out of 5 stars – see the introduction to JMIB Tasting Notes for full details.

Jasper Morris MW

I have been working with wine since 1979. It didn’t take long for my enthusiasm for Burgundy to come to the fore as our company, Morris & Verdin Ltd, became known as the UK’s leading Burgundy importer during the 1990s. We sold the company to Berry Bros & Rudd in 2003, where I remained happily as Burgundy buyer and Director until retirement in 2017.

Along the way I became a Master of Wine in 1985 and published Inside Burgundy, winner of the André Simon prize, in 2010. The book is currently out of print. A new fully revised and updated edition will be published in September 2021.

Having retired from commerce I have embarked on a new career as Burgundy expert and critic, culminating in the launch of Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy in September 2018.

Declaration of Independence & Integrity

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy aims to maintain the highest standards of integrity and relies on subscriptions and payment for specific services (see below). Advertising in any form is not accepted.

Financial Involvement: Producers

No financial reward or benefit in kind will be accepted from any producer in return for reviews of their wines or any other service. Individual sample bottles for review may though be accepted and will be used solely for that purpose.

Hospitality will not be accepted except for an occasional meal, while away from home tasting. Some domaine verticals may be presented by producers over the course of a meal.

My only financial involvement with any producer is a part share in a vineyard, Beaune 1er Cru Pertuisots, managed and made by Jean-Yves Devevey. This wine will not be reviewed in Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy.

I also work with Christie’s to promote the wines of the Hospices de Beaune, in advance of the auction in November each year. No Hospices de Beaune wines will be reviewed on this site.

Financial Involvement: Trade

Neither Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, nor Jasper Morris own shares in, receive remuneration or benefit in kind from any company which trades in wine, except in return for specific services such as hosting tastings, dinners and providing Burgundy expertise to their customers. In the interest of full disclosure, the companies from whom such payments have been received, and the nature of such services, are listed below:

2020

67 Pall Mall Hosting Masterclasses in London and on Zoom
Berry Bros & Rudd Hosting customer events in London (Postponed)
Pearl of Burgundy Hosting customer events in HK & China (January)
Willow Tree Hosting Becky Wasserman Symposia (Postponed)

2019

67 Pall Mall Hosting Masterclasses in London (Various dates)
Altaya Hosting customer events in HK (January)
Berry Bros & Rudd Hosting customer events in London (May, December)
Willow Tree Hosting Becky Wasserman Symposia (June, July)

Revenue from writing commissions, and hosting events for companies not involved in the production or trading in wine are not included in the above list.

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Inside Burgundy The book and e-books

Inside Burgundy – The book

For more information about Inside Burgundy – The Book available in hardback and eBook formats and also differing languages just click the button below.

There is no doubt that this is an essential book for anyone remotely interested in the region and its wines.

Neal Martin, robertparker.com

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