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Posted in by Caspar Bowes
14 October 2015
Red wine being racked out of a vat. The red sludge left behind is the dead yeast cells.Nuits St Georges was my destination this morning. And to say I was excited about the visit would be an understatement. I'd never been to Domaine Gouges before and it's a long time since I last sampled any of their…
Barrel samples ready for tasting at Domaine Camus-Bruchon in SavignyWhat a day: a day of bright sunshine and crisp northerly breezes. I am going to keep this short. It is now half past tomorrow's first hour and I require a period of dormancy.I have tasted in the Cote de Nuits this morning at produce…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
12 October 2015
A Mercedes, spotted this afternoon, inconveniently parked on a Cote de Beaune vineyardIt's been a fine first day in Burgundy after my train journey yesterday. I'd never traveled to Burgundy by railway, but had been advised by those with experience of such things that it was, in short, a doddle. And …
Having been recently quoted in brief in the European Wall Street Journal on the subject of scoring wine (here) I thought I might elucidate and lay out my thoughts in more detail.It is abundantly clear that a vast number of factors govern the way we taste wine, from barometric pressure to, well, a gl…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
07 April 2015
Vast pompom chandelier and window in the tasting room at AngélusAs ever, I'd left the toughest till last. The Right Bank day is onerous both in terms of the quantity of samples one has to taste and the number of short journeys one has to undertake to get between the tastings and the châ…
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