Monthly Archives: October 2013

Comte Georges de Vogüé and Bonneau du Martray, 2011s and some older references

Each year, Comte Georges de Vogüé’s Swedish importer (Tryffelsvinet) arranges a tasting with the vintage to be released. It is their director marketing, Jean-Luc Pépin, who shows up and presents the wines. de Vogüé is a Burgundy producer in the village … Continue reading

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Mixed grand cru red Burgundies

I pulled together a tasting of grand cru-classified red Burgundies in our wine tasting club AuZone. The selection consisted of wines that I had bought at a somewhat reasonable price for this type of wine, up to a maximum of … Continue reading

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Another Champagne BYO including two 1973s

Some time ago, a friend who’s very much a Champagne enthusiast, pulled together a Champagne BYO. Those who came along including several members of the wine tasting club at my old alma mater, the Royal Institute of Technology. Actually, I was never … Continue reading

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Orpale 2002 – a new vintage of De Saint Gall’s prestige Champagne

The Champagnes of De Saint Gall have always shown well when I have tasted them, and usually delivered good quality in relation to their price. Their prestige Champagne is called Orpale and is a blanc de blancs. The 1998 has been around for quite … Continue reading

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