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Hospices de Beaune

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Hospieces de Beaune 2013: Story Behind Success

“The two Burgundian grape varieties were both badly treated by the weather throughout the vegetative cycle,” begins Roland Masse, in his opening address to journalists during the official tasting of the Vente des Vins des Cuvees de la Recolte 2013 du Domaine Hospieces de Beaune. Despite this news, wine for this charity event run by […]



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Visiting Domaine de la Perriere

“Here I am close to my garden so if I have to make adjustments I can do them quickly,” says Benigne Joliet, speaking of the five hectares of vines near his winery. Benigne has come quite a long way in the two years since my first visit. His English has progressed much further than my […]



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Visiting Meo Camuzet in Vosne Romanee

“Welcome,” says Jean Meo, the charismatic and energetic face behind the famous Meo Camuzet label.  Parisian raised, at the tender age of 20 with a myriad of career possibilities before him, he was faced with the question: Do you want to move to Burgundy and run the winery, or not? The answer is clear, as […]



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Hospices de Beaune 2014

Discovering Burgundy can be a life-long pursuit.  Few other places in the world can you have your right foot in one type of soil, and your left foot in a completely different soil. And though Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the two main grapes of the regions, they take on a different expression in each […]



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Hospices de Beaune Tasting at Christies

  Wine lovers in New York are gearing up for the The 151st Wine Auction of the Hospices de Beaune will take place November 20, 2011 in Beaune. Last night (Monday, October 24th, 2011) I attended a tasting at Christie’s, the auction house, of some of the wines that will be offered — you can see […]