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A quick guide to Burgundy: Côte de Beaune

In part two of our guide to Burgundy, our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW continues south through the region, running through the villages of the Côte de Beaune Aloxe-Corton, Pernand-Vergelesses & Ladoix-Serrigny Produces: red and white wineThese three villages are included at the top table because of their shared ownership of the Grands Crus on […]

The new Burgundy: coping with climate change

Burgundy winemakers today face a very different climate to their forebears: but while warmer summers might seem like a blessing, they bring their own challenges. Our Buyer Adam Bruntlett reports on how the region’s vignerons are adapting in the vineyard and winery Burgundy drinkers might be forgiven for thinking we are living in something of […]

A quick guide to Burgundy: Côte de Nuits

Burgundy is endlessly complex – but its myriad terroirs produce some of the world’s most mesmerising wines. As we prepare for the release of the region’s 2018s en primeur, our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW cuts through the Côte d’Or’s intricacies to offer a quick guide to its main villages. In part one of two, […]

Finding faults: light strike

In the latest instalment of our series looking at wine faults, we look at how light can damage wine Ever wondered why Cristal’s clear glass bottles come wrapped in orange plastic? This fault is the simple answer. Light can cause the production of volatile sulphur compounds in a wine, giving it aromas of cooked cabbage […]