Understanding Burgundy’s Hautes-Côtes

Burgundy’s Hautes-Côtes are home to some of the region’s most dynamic producers – and some of its most future-proof terroir. Here, our Burgundy Buyer, Adam Bruntlett, takes a closer look. Prices continue to rise in Burgundy, due to small crops and ceaseless demand. My search for value has sent me running for the hills – […]

A closer look at Chablis

Chablis is a wonderful mix of simplicity and complexity, says Adam Bruntlett. Our Burgundy Buyer explains what’s happening in the region today, and which bottles he’s recommending right now. As anyone who has visited can attest, the town of Chablis is a quiet and rather sleepy place. It’s closer geographically to the Champagne region than […]

What to drink: white Burgundy

Adam Bruntlett, our Senior Buyer, turns his focus onto white Burgundy, eyeing up which vintages drinking well now, and which ones which will take a little longer to reach maturity. While, for obvious reasons, my travel was substantially limited in 2020, I did manage to make it to Burgundy several times between the lockdowns. I […]

What to drink: red Burgundy

Adam Bruntlett, our Senior Buyer, casts an eye over a decade of red Burgundy, identifying which vintages are drinking beautifully now and which will benefit from being left alone – for now. We expect 2020 to be an even smaller vintage for Pinot Noir than the already undersized 2019, so I anticipate very high demand […]