Category: Miscellaneous

Harvest at Domaine de Chevalier

At Domaine de Chevalier yesterday we watched the white juice going into barrel for alcoholic fermentation and witnessed the backbreaking work of moving all the barrels into position in the cellar.  There was a man – or rather a small mountain in human form – shifting these full barrels around, this bloke was colossal! There […]

Bordeaux harvest – the updates are in

A mixed bag of Berry Brothers (and sisters) are here in Bordeaux, ranging from Hayato, the General Manager of BB&R Japan, to Billy Wong, the Lynch-Bages-pin of Berrys’  Hong Kong.  We had a great opportunity to re-visit some 2008’s yesterday, which are coming on tremendously.  We honestly did not taste a bad wine yesterday – in […]

Burgundy 2009: the harvest comes in

It has been a remarkably fine and easy to manage harvest in Burgundy. The sun is still shining and the grapes are in. It wasn’t a doddle all summer long, mind you, as tricky weather conditions in the first half of July required careful management in the vineyard. But August was a perfect summer month, […]

Bordeaux 2009…

Simon Staples asks Alexander Van Beek, President of Giscours and du Tertre for his early impressions of the 2009 vintage in Bordeaux: