Tag Archives: Arbois

Eastern France Part 4 – Domaine des Bodines, Arbois

  This year we paid a shorter than usual visit to Arbois, and it must be said that the beginning of November isn’t the best time to visit. The Toussaint holiday takes away at least a day, some shops and … Continue reading

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Recent Wines – December 2016

The sudden realisation that if I don’t write about some recent wines soon, we shall be into the festive flurry, reminded me I do have a few exceptionally tasty wines to tell you about. In clearing the decks, don’t think … Continue reading

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Catching up – Recent Wines

I haven’t written a roundup of “recent” wines since mid-September, so I’ve had to be fairly strict about how many I mention, and culling it down to a case-sized dozen seems reasonable. The fact that the wines below contain four … Continue reading

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Va Tutto…Bon

Tutto Wines held their French Portfolio Tasting at Ducksoup in Dean Street, Soho, yesterday (hence the linguistic mangling). Many of you will already have read my article which covered the (mainly) Italian side of their list, which they showed at the … Continue reading

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Jura Week 5 – For the Visitor to Arbois

Having written on three producer visits and the Biou Festival in Vadans in my first four articles of “Jura Week”, I’m going to end my 2016 Jura excursion with all the odds and ends which might be of interest to … Continue reading

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Jura Week 4 – Domaine de la Pinte

When people in London bars talk about the trending Jura domaines, you rarely hear La Pinte mentioned. This is a shame. They have a good UK importer (Liberty), yet one which has specialisations in countries like Italy and Australia, and … Continue reading

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Jura Week 2 – Hughes-Béguet

If Domaine de la Tournelle has now established itself firmly among the top names in Arbois, Domaine Hughes-Béguet is one of a select band of young producers who will one day gain similar recognition. Patrice gave up a job as … Continue reading

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Jura Week 1 – Domaine de la Tournelle

I’ve just got home from my annual Jura trip. For the past three years I’ve visited the region around harvest time. It’s a chance to see what the current vintage is like. It’s less easy to visit busy producers, but … Continue reading

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Jurable or Merely Fashionable?

When I first visited Jura in the 1980s only a few UK wine professionals seemed to have been there, and only one or two were extolling the virtues of the wines, principally the Vin Jaunes, from this attractive region. This … Continue reading

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And Now For Something…

I rarely write about the wines I drink at home, but this week social media has been awash with one thing, Burgundy en primeur. Well, that’s not entirely true. Those lucky wine writers big enough to be invited to the … Continue reading

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