Database with every Burgundy appellation and climat

11/05/2012 Jozef Schildermans 0

The BIVB, the association of wine growers in Burgundy, is expanding its public website with a comprehensive database of all Burgundy appellations and terroirs or climats. There are one hundred Burgundy appellations, including 33 Grand Crus, 44 municipal and 23 regional appellations. For each appellation and climat the database containes a detailed description and basic information about the character of the wine, …

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2009 Pierre Damoy Bourgogne

05/04/2012 Jozef Schildermans 0

2009 Pierre Damoy Bourgogne – France, Burgundy, Bourgogne (3/1/2012) Lots of vibrant red fruits, with a backbone of forest floor, licorice and aromatic herbs. More integrated on the second day. Very good, even at the price level. (89 points)

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2009 Paul Jacqueson Rully Les Margotés

27/03/2012 Jozef Schildermans 0

2009 Paul Jacqueson Rully Les Margotés – France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Rully (2/20/2012) Toast, ripe fruit and sweet minerals on the aromatic, very Burgundy-nose. On the palate this is fairly ripe, but the fruit is balanced by spicy citrus-like acidity and stony minerals. Classy juice; you pay a lot more for this quality level in more well-known communities. (91 points)

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Burgundy-prices fall at Hospices de Beaune auction

21/11/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

Prices for Burgundy wines at the 151st Hospices de Beaune auction fell with almost 13 percent for whites and over 6 percent for reds compared to last year. The prestigious “pièce du président”, auctioned off by former model Inès de la Fressange and French comedian Christian Clavier, fetched 110.000 euros, much less than last year, when the 460 liter barrel > Read more …

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Forty-three Beaujolais communes ejected from Burgundy AOC

05/10/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

INAO, the French government agency which regulates the appellations d’origine, has rearranged the geographic vineyard areas in Burgundy after a regulating process that took three years to complete. From vintage 2011 onwards, 43 municipalities in Beaujolais lose the right to sell wines under the Burgundy appellation which they had since 1937. Henceforth, 43 municipalities in Beaujolais are no longer allowed > Read more …

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151th Hospice de Beaune auction on 20th November

22/09/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

Every year on the third Sunday of November the wine auction at the Hospice de Beaune in France takes place. This year’s the 151st auction will be held on Sunday, November 20th. Like last year, it will led by the famous British auction house Christie’s. Last year on November 21 during the 150th auction 543 barrels of red and 100 barrels of white Burgundy wines werd sold  to the highest bidder for a total of 5,000,000 euros. Each barrel contains 228 ​​liters. 400,000 euros was payed for the “pièce du President”, a barrel of 500 liters of Beaune Premier Cru Cuvée Nicolas Rolin, sold > Read more …

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Pommard and Nuits want grand cru’s

29/08/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

The Organisme de défense et de gestion (ODG) of Pommard in Burgundy (the association of wine growers) wants the premier crus Rugiens and Epenots recognized as grand crus. The ODG will file a request with the INAO (Institut National des Appellations d’Origine), the French institute that regulates appellations of origin. The Burgundy classification of 1936 recognized only premier cru vineyards > Read more …

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Wine fraude in Burgundy

18/05/2010 Jozef Schildermans 0

Last year, a “well-known” vigneron from Burgundy let 2500 hectoliters of Burgundy-wine for a total value of 2.135 million euros disappear from his accounts, according to the customs authorities of Burgundy. The fraud was discovered on May 18 last year at a customs inspection of the accounts of the vigneron. The regional Director of customs reported the fraud to the > Read more …

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Burgundy loses marketshare

23/12/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

After two years of record growth in 2006 and 2007 and a stabilization in 2008, Burgundy experienced a serious drop in wine sales in 2009. Exports outside of France fell by almost a quarter (-24%). Domestically the decline was limited to one percent. Overall this is nevertheless a decline in Burgundy wine sales of thirteen percent. From July 2008 to > Read more …