Category: Burgundy Wine

3 by 3 in Burgundy

Barbara Drew, our Wine School Administrator, has recently returned from a training trip to Burgundy, and has shared her thoughts on the visit in a triumvirate of triplets! 3 things about Burgundy which particularly struck me during the trip (and why): 1. The landscape. It’s one thing to see pictures of vineyards in books but […]

A visit from Olivier Bernstein

Olivier Bernstein came to Basingstoke for the day to present his superb range of 2010s: an early Eurostar, cross London by tube, and then a quick jaunt by SouthWest trains to sunny Basingstoke, and an hour or two with the Fine Wine team, tasting the range of 13 wines – one village Gevrey-Chambertin, four red […]

Burgundy: The 1990 vintage

Last week we had the opportunity to sample a range of 1990s  which confirmed the reputation of the vintage. Enhanced it even! The evening was mostly about Burgundy, albeit sandwiched between some white Bordeaux wines, Domaine de Chevalier and Laville Haut-Brion at the front and a youthful Yquem to complete the evening. The Domaine de […]

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 […]