Category Archives: 2002

Beaune premier cru tasting

In December I put together a tasting on the theme red Beaune premier cru. The reason I chose this theme is that the Beaune wines hasn’t suffered as steep price increases as Burgundies from many other well-established areas of the … Continue reading

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Burgundy quality control: Louis Latour Corton 2002 and Tortochot Les Champeaux 1999

I recently had reason to check out two red Burgundies, both from good appellations and vintages but where I frankly was uncertain about what quality to expect under the cork. In their December news, the Swedish monopoly (Systembolaget) launched a … Continue reading

Posted in 1999, 2002, Burgundy, Pinot Noir | 1 Comment

Jacquesson versus Selosse – a duel in vineyard Champagnes

One clear trend in Champagne is the introduction of more vineyard-designated wines. It is admittedly not a trend very much in evidence among the largest Champagne houses, and the number of bottles produced annually that carries a vineyard designation is … Continue reading

Posted in 2002, Champagne, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir | 5 Comments