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The Harvest Has Ended - Now the Real Work Begins

It has become commonplace for winemakers to proclaim “the wine makes itself, all you need is good grapes”.  Another vigneron recently told me “I went into winemaking because it was easy, and I was not a smart student, even stupid people can do it.”  While there may be some romantic notions attached to the magic of fermentation, and a very certain truth to the idea that you cannot make good wine without good grapes, it does involve a great deal of thoughtful planning, a multitude of choices involving the processes of fermentation, and a significant investment in the proper tools of the trade.  3,492 more words

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Mystery Millionaire’s Burgundy For Sale

Justerini & Brooks has just released “a mouth-watering collection of mature Burgundies” dating from 1988 and with Domaine Leroy in a starring role. Chadwick Delaney, J&B’s MD, told  139 more words

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Burgundy Harvest Updates - Saturday, September 20, 2014.

It is a foggy, misty, quite murky day in the Cote d’Or.  After two weeks of brilliant sunshine that has seen most of the whites safely into their wineries, Thursday evening brought thunderstorms that lasted several hours.  112 more words

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