Tag: vintages

Pinot noir grapes just harvested in a vineyard in Pommard in Burgundy

Early and excellent harvest in the autumn of 2020

In some places, the harvest started earlier than ever this year. Overall, the quality of the grapes has been exceptional. In Champagne, they started picking already on August 17. The quality of the grapes was

Tokaj bottles waiting to mature. 1999, 5 puttonyos Aszu

Nine network, wines on a niner

Leaving a troubled 2018 behind for a better 2019? Anniversary wines to go with it. Leaving behind a troubled 2018, both in vinous terms, with difficult weather, and for the world as a whole, it

The harvest 2015 in France

Overall it has been a very good year in France. We have seen many happy faces in the vineyards. But nothing is perfect and some regions have had problems. Burgundy: Very high quality. Early flowering,

Time to try the IWFS vintage chart?

Some people find a vintage chart with year ratings invaluable. Others think it is unnecessary. If you want a small, convenient and reliable vintage chart you can do worse than to try the one published

The 2013 vintage in Chablis

A harvest report from Chablis Here is a summary of the vintage 2013 as seen by the growers’ association BIVB-Chablis. In summary, they say: A difficult growing season due to the weather, that led to:

The 2011 vintage in Burgundy at Louis Jadot

Sigfried Pic from Maison Louis Jadot presents a selection of wines Early after the harvest 2011 in Burgundy the wines were said to be of mixed quality, some outstanding, others of more modest quality. What

Rain, wind and hail. Then heat and more hail.

The bad spring turned into a cold, rainy and windy early summer in France. Hail, storms and even small tornadoes have occurred. Some regions have suffered worse than others. For example, Vouvray in the Loire

A perfect 10? | By Stuart George

How was it for you, 2010? In some ways it was a remarkable year, another magnificent vintage in Bordeaux for example. But a horrific one in Chile that was struck by a quake. Stuart George

Tokaj bottles waiting to mature. 1999, 5 puttonyos Aszu

Nine network, wines on a niner

Leaving a troubled 2018 behind for a better 2019? Anniversary wines to go with it. Leaving behind a troubled 2018, both in vinous terms, with

The harvest 2015 in France

Overall it has been a very good year in France. We have seen many happy faces in the vineyards. But nothing is perfect and some

Time to try the IWFS vintage chart?

Some people find a vintage chart with year ratings invaluable. Others think it is unnecessary. If you want a small, convenient and reliable vintage chart

The 2013 vintage in Chablis

A harvest report from Chablis Here is a summary of the vintage 2013 as seen by the growers’ association BIVB-Chablis. In summary, they say: A

A perfect 10? | By Stuart George

How was it for you, 2010? In some ways it was a remarkable year, another magnificent vintage in Bordeaux for example. But a horrific one

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