Monthly Archives: December 2013

Jura wines from Château d’Arlay

During the autumn I attended a tasting with one of the leading producers of the Jura region in France, Château d’Arlay, led by count Alain de La Guiche himself, who was in Stockholm to promote his wines, thanks to their Swedish … Continue reading

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Burgundy tasting at Bouchard Père & Fils in Beaune, and some older bonus notes

In November I spent a few days in Burgundy in connection with the 141ème Fête des Grands Vins de Bourgogne. Unfortunately I’ve missed out on all the 140 previous editions, and that’s really a shame! Other than three booked producer … Continue reading

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Visit to Vignobles Touchais, the producer of Moulin Touchais

This summer I visited Vignobles Touchais in the village of Doué-la-Fontaine in the central part of the Loire wine region. Their wine Moulin Touchais is a sweet wine from the Coteaux du Layon appellation, produced from Chenin Blanc grapes. The residual sugar level of Moulin Touchais is … Continue reading

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Clos Puy Arnaud, modern right bank Bordeaux from Castillon

I recently tasted two wines from Clos Puy Arnaud at a (French-)Swedish importer by the name of Caviste, and I realised that I never translated last year’s tasting of three wines. Clos Puy Arnaud is located in the Castillon area on the … Continue reading

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Chablis 2012s from Patrick Piuze

I recently retasted three Chablis 2012s from the excellent producer Patrick Piuze thanks to the Swedish importer Caviste, who sold them already in September this year. When I tasted them at the launch, and then they had been in bottle for … Continue reading

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Visit to Château Beau-Séjour Bécot in Saint-Émilion including a generous tasting of one (1) wine!

This story happened in Bordeaux in May this year, during Le Week-end des Grands Crus. This year a number of right bank properties, in Saint-Émilion and Pomerol, received visits on the Sunday. Our booker-in-chief booked three visits for our brave … Continue reading

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Visit at Château Pavie Macquin in Saint-Émilion with tasting of some other Thienpont 2009s

It’s been a while without any posts on Bordeaux, so I thought I should pull out some more notes from this year’s Bordeaux before 2013 has completely come to an end. During Le Week-end des Grands Crus in May I … Continue reading

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Portuguese reds with AuZone

The most important event during the past autumn affecting Swedish-Portuguese relations was the football match in November (that’s “soccer” for those of you on the other side of the pond), where the 2-3 result meant that Sweden didn’t make it to … Continue reading

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Wine tasting club dinner

Our wine tasting club AuZone always arranges a dinner towards the end of November. The number of seats is rather suitable for one magnum of each wine, so there’s usually rather many wines from that bottle format. This year we included ten wines, … Continue reading

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Abbaye de Lérins – insular monk wines from Provence

Abbaye de Lérins is located on the Medieval island Île Saint-Honorat just off Cannes, and is part of the French wine region of Provence. This abbey is inhabited by Cistercian monks, the order that more than any is connected with the historical development … Continue reading

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