Tag: Burgundy

Light-bodied red wines for summer

Elle Macleod, our Burgundy Buying Assistant, explains why light-bodied red wines are a delicious choice for summer drinking. She covers three key regions to look out for, sharing a favourite wine from each. Summer promises warm days and the hope of long dinners spent outside with friends. It also marks the change from drinking the […]

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 […]

France and the frosts

With temperatures plummeting across France, the vignerons have been fighting back against the frost. While it’s too early to tell how the vintage will be impacted, Barbara Drew MW talks us through this seasonal peril. No doubt you have seen some of the evocative images coming out of France in the past week; dark vineyards […]

Burgundy’s grapes: Pinot Noir

“For me, there’s no better red wine on the planet than Pinot Noir. And there’s no better place for Pinot Noir than Burgundy.” – Dominique Lafon  The differences between Burgundy’s two grape varieties go beyond mere physiology. It’s a question of personality, really. Chardonnay is easy-going and adaptable, happy to make its home where it lays its […]