Posted: Jun 29, 2007 10:28am ET
I recently received an e-mail from Tom Stephenson, general manager of Crush Wine & Spirits in New York. The store was holding an informal tasting for select clients and press that would include the Krug Grande Cuvée as well as the Krug Brut 1996 and Brut 1995.
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 10:48am ET
My last day of visits found me in the Côte de Nuits. I started in Marsannay with another young grower, Cyril Audoin of Domaine Charles Audoin , followed by Patrice Rion and Jean-Nicolas Méo at Méo-Camuzet.
Posted: Jun 20, 2007 11:31am ET
Thursday afternoon found me in Aloxe-Corton and then across the Route National to Chorey-lès-Beaune. In Aloxe, I visited Mischief and Mayhem. Who? What? Behind the playful name are some serous wines and equally serious wine guys.
Posted: Jun 18, 2007 2:20pm ET
Weatherwise, Wednesday had been a relatively benign day—warm and humid, without rain. Thursday morning, when Maison Champy director Pierre Meurgey and I visited some vineyards, a light rain was falling.
Posted: Jun 16, 2007 3:59am ET
After two and a half days in the Côte de Beaune, I headed north to the Côte de Nuits to visit Bertrand Devillard and his son Amaury at the cellars of Domaine de Perdrix in Gevrey-Chambertin. The Devillard family owns three separate domaines.
Posted: Jun 15, 2007 4:15am ET
Wednesday found me back in Meursault for a first visit to Domaine Remi Jobard. In addition to the 20-acre domaine, Jobard started a small negociant operation, Jobard-Chabloz, in 2002. The negoce wines were still finishing their malolactic fermentations, so it was difficult to taste some of the samples.
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 1:47am ET
Tuesday was spent with two growers whose wines offer a fascinating tour of the different terroirs in the village of Meursault. It’s always a good day when you visit Domaine Roulot and Domaine des Comtes Lafon.
Posted: Jun 12, 2007 1:59pm ET
Just as I was about to leave for my first appointment, the sky opened and it poured for about two hours. Undeterred, I headed to two domaines and one négociant with extensive holdings in Burgundy's Côte d’Or and Chablis regions.
Posted: Jun 11, 2007 3:13am ET
After a seven-hour flight, which was delayed almost two hours, and a drive almost as long, I reached the tiny Mâcon hamlet of Colonge. I had been invited for dinner by Martine Saunier, a Burgundy importer from California.
Posted: Jun 8, 2007 4:15pm ET
I'm heading back to Burgundy tonight. I'll be taking a first look at the 2006 reds and whites in barrel. Look for my (time permitting) daily blogs to keep you up to date with my tastings. I'll be visiting some familiar names as well as some that may be new to you.
Posted: Jun 6, 2007 8:32am ET
Portfolio tastings by two major German importers on two consecutive days earlier this week gave me the opportunity to taste more than 100 German Rieslings from the 2006 vintage. It’s an interesting vintage, primarily because it was early and fast.