Just Jasper

  • Latest News: February 6th 2019 February 6th, 2019

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    I am just back from an extended tour away from Burgundy: a week in London for the January tastings and a few dinners, 10 days in Hong Kong and Shanghai – many tastings and even more dinners – then a beautiful week in New Zealand, catching up with the Pinot scene in Central Otago. Plentiful…

    • Burgundy 2017 vintage: full report now live January 8th, 2019

      The first key fact about 2017 is the return to normal, even quite generous volumes. This matters in general in terms of the market-place, but it really matters in particular for those vignerons in the Côte de Beaune especially, whose crops were so badly damaged by hail for three years in a row (2012-2014) and…

      • Busy Months May 30th, 2018

        Retirement from the commercial world of wine has left me busier than ever visiting vignerons and vineyards and in between writing up what I have gleaned – plus starting work on a second edition of Inside Burgundy. We are also gearing up for the launch later this year of the professional version of this website….

        • 1957 ! October 13th, 2017

          The idea has been brewing for a while… my birth vintage, 1957, is not a great year anywhere in France, but the high acid wines of this very cold year have often survived surprisingly well. Accordingly a group of us of whom at least three were genuine ‘57ers and the others plausible candidates or at…

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