Tag: Burgundy

Burgundy 2016: the stem of it

Following on from yesterday’s examination of mildew, today our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW reflects on the fashion for whole-bunch When it came to harvest time in 2016, I wonder how many producers in Burgundy pushed their hats back on their heads and shook their heads in weary disbelief. After the litany of the year’s […]

Burgundy 2016: battling mildew

As January’s en primeur offering approaches, our team is back on British soil. Here, our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW offers insight on one of the key factors affecting Burgundy 2016 It is an unvarying truth that, when assessing a new vintage in a series of intensive in situ tastings, one or two themes emerge […]

A Lyons Christmas

For many of us, Christmas offers the excuse to open a few truly special bottles; here, Will Lyons shares with us the wines he has lined up for 25th December and beyond In the far corner of my cellar, just before the jumble of loosely packed Claret cases, stands a metal wine rack, around eight […]

A taste of Burgundy 2016

While most industries are focused on Christmas come November and December, the wine trade looks across the Channel, considering the Burgundy vintage which will be released en primeur in early January. As our team journeys through the region, Will Lyons reports from the cellars of the Côte d’Or In the middle of a row of […]