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Typical bit of neat burgundian dry stone wallingSo what makes a Burgundy vintage good? Is it simply a matter of lots of sunshine and a little bit of rain? Which are the best vintages of the last decade or so? What do we look for in the best red burgundy?As ever, this is a region that presents more q…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
16 November 2009
And another...Having arrived in glorious weather, hardly less himid than Singapore, but clear and sunny with it, the weather has turned in this Special Administrative Region. I wake this Monday morning to find it very Monday-ish i.e. grey, wet and looking not unlike the sort of Monday morning that'l…
The view from my hotel roomThe transition from one country to another creates a doorway that closes when one arrives in a new destination, thus Singapore already feels more than a couple of days away. Travelling on the MTR - Hong Kong's underground system - with its open carriages down which one has…
What with the rapid turn-around between our London tasting and my departure for Burgundy, I never got 'round to penning anything about the former, an event which had been causing some small trepidation in the weeks following its announcement due to the fact that we had not only managed to hit half h…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
30 October 2009
Oppressively lovely weather in the vineyards of MarangesI had the luxury of being picked up from my hotel at 08h30 yesterday morning. Emma's family have for years represented some of Burgundy's finest domaines in the UK and she was to lead me through a day of tasting. We drove five minutes down the …
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