Nicolas Potel

The sad news this month is that Nicolas Potel has parted company from the negociant house which bears his name, owned by the Cottin brothers of Maison Labouré-Roi. Nicolas, son of the late Gérard Potel of Domaine de la Pousse d’Or in Volnay, is one of Burgundy’s most dynamic figures – not just in terms […]

A meeting with Olivier Merlin

Recently I had my first chance to taste Olivier Merlin’s 2008s, including his terrific range of Pouilly Fuisses. He makes three of them in all, one from Fuisse itself, one from the Clos des Quarts, and my regular favourite which comes from the village of Vergisson. Here is Olivier talking about it as he draws […]

Palm Sunday in Burgundy

The locals like to say that “The Wind on Palm Sunday will be the Wind for the Year”, by which they mean that whatever the wind is when you come out of church in the late morning of Palm Sunday, is likely to be the defining wind across the summer and especially during the all […]

News from Burgundy

In Burgundy we continue to develop brand new suppliers – the newest generation of up-and-coming winemakers such as David Clark (Morey), David Croix (Beaune), Sebastien Magnien (Meursault) and Sylvain Loichet (Comblanchien/Chorey) – rather than just campaigning for allocations from already established names. This makes our annual Grand Burgundy Offer the most dynamic in the country, […]