1. by Jean-Marc Schwartz, Cote d"Or Office de Tourisme
3.Benjamin Leroux



Issues of The Burgundy Briefing are available on an individual basis.


Issue 17 is the current issue. It is an annual issue designed to cover the 2014 vintage for red and white wines from the Côte d'Or. The style and the quality of the vintage is considered and this includes many contributions from the growers.

There are detailed vintage reports for both red and white wines covering the season, the approach in the winery and a technical analysis of the wines.

There is an assessment of each principal village and the premier and grand cru within them.

Comprehensive tasting notes make up the bulk of the issue with introdctions to each domaine/negoce visited. There is advice on the ageing potential of the vintage and when to drink individual wines. 

This year, in addition to the hit lists of favouite wines, I have compiled a 'Cellar Collection' for the 2014 reds. I have assembled several groupings of wine to serve with meals; from everyday kitchen suppers to special occasions - with some suggestions for terroir comparions from the same domaine. I have also selected four 'collections' to put away for longer ageing.   

There is a review of whites vintages from 1999 to 2013. This year the vertical flights include Domaine Patrick Javillier, Meursault, Tete de Mergers; Domaine Jean-Claude Bachelet et Fils, Chassagne-Montrachet, Blanchot-Dessus; Domaine Ballot-Millot, a combination of Meursault Genevrieres & Perrieres and from Domaine Remi-Rollin, Pernand-Vergelesses, Les Cloux.  


For the reds, there is a flight of Domaine Ghislaine Barthod, Chambolle-Musigny, Les Cras 1999-2008.

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Please note that the pdfs for issue 17 are sent out manually. Please be patient if it takes a day or two.


Issue 1 is offered as a complimentary issue. Access via the menu “sample issue”. The content and the format have evolved with the emphasis now on tasting notes and vintage reports.


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