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Saturday 28 November 2015


The week in pictures: Hong Kong

Tasting some of Burgundy’s finest, a vintage Port decanting competition and meeting Hawksmoor’s Josh Reynolds. It’s been a busy week for the db HK team.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

‘Fruitiness’ defines Chablis 2015 vintage

A hot summer means this year’s Chablis vintage stands out for its “fruitiness”, in contrast to the “saline” style associated with 2014, according to the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB).

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 1 Comment »

Changing of the guard at Clos de Tart

Corney & Barrow marked the end of Sylvain Pitiot’s tenure as winemaker of the Burgundian monopole with a vertical of 16 of his vintages.

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

1415: We few…

In part III we examine how after Agincourt the city of London welcomed Henry home with an abundance of wine and one French prisoner was tasked with tasked with tracking down some rare Burgundy to help secure his release.

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Central Otago ‘on same journey as Burgundy’

Central Otago is progressing towards ‘Burgundification’, with a growing focus on individual vineyard parcels and vine clones, according to one of the region’s most respected viticulturists.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 3 Comments »

1415: Making bottles of their bellies

In the second part of our look at wine in the Agincourt campaign, we turn our attention to medieval viticulture, how did they make wine then and what did it taste like?

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Queen serves Ridgeview to Chinese premier

China’s president Xi Jinping was treated to English sparkling wine, white Burgundy, first growth Bordeaux and Vin de Constance at last night’s UK state dinner.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 4 Comments »

‘Exceptionally rare Burgundy’ headlines Acker auction

Acker Merrall & Condit’s November auction will feature a diverse array of back vintages from Château de La Tour and cellar treasures from iconic US collector, Wilf Jaeger.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Highlander to host Hospices auction

French actor Christopher Lambert and journalist Claire Chazal will host this year’s Hospices de Beaune auction.

Friday, October 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Porsche Champagne cellar goes on sale

A vertical Champagne cellar designed by Porsche in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot is to go under the hammer in London at a Sotheby’s sale this month.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 No Comments »

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