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Domaine Roger Belland, Santenay 2002

Whites from the appellation of Santenay ar not vey common, but, in good years, can be a real treat. This 2002 white  from Domaine Roger Belland (admittedly a great year for white Burgundies) is pale gold, fresh and lively on

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On the Christmas menu…

After a delightful aperitif of Lanson 1996 Gold Label was a great way to start the cooking for Christmas lunch today. Still fresh and bright, but with plenty of layers of yeasty, brioche and toasty almond notes to it. It

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More fake wine uncovered.

Over the last week ongoing investigations across several countries in Europe have uncovered a counterfeiting ring focused on Burgundy’s hallowed producer Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, according to several news reports including Wine Searcher and Decanter with the latter revealing that there is

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Viré Clessé 2011 from Chanson Père et Fils

The AOC of Viré Clessé is a fairly recent creation, having first seen the light of day in 1999 as a result of numerous villages in the Mâconnais being united. In the past the wines would generally have been labelled

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Burgundy 2011 en primeur

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to taste some of the 2011 Burgundies “en primeur” through Berry Bros & Rudd here in Hong Kong. whilst I intend to write some  tasting notes for individual wines over the next few days,

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Burgundy 2012 – at what price?

As the weeks go by we are hearing of more producers and regions who will either, simply not produce a 2012 vintage, or will have a significantly reduced quantity of wine for sale. For highly prized regions such as Burgundy,

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This week’s wine finds in Hong Kong

1 Dec 2012 Blason de Bourgogne 2009 AC Bourgogne A couple of Burgundies have caught my eye this week. Looking for a reasonably priced Burgundy to make a coq au vin for dinner with friends on Saturday night, I decided

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