Category: Burgundy Wine

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 […]

Poppy Day in Burgundy

  The 11th November is equally significant in France – in fact, they have a day’s holiday to mark the anniversary of Armistice Day and remember the fallen of two World Wars and other conflicts. The holiday meant we had a slightly less frenetic wine tasting schedule and 09.00 saw us start the day’s tasting […]

News from Burgundy

Last week a group from the BBR Fine Wine Team visited Burgundy to taste the 2007s, which we will be offering next January. Some may say hard work, others a treat: in truth it’s both. 364 wines in five days is a test, but the pleasure one gets and the insight one gains into the […]