Burgundy news

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Burgundy hails 'early and even' harvest

Despite the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Burgundy's winegrowers claim that this year's ‘historically’ early harvest has led to high quality must.

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Pouilly-Fuissé gets 22 premier cru vineyards

The French National Institute of Origin and Quality (INAO) has officially approved the recognition of 22 premier cru ‘climats’ within the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation.

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Flint Wines completes purchase of Domaine Direct

The fine wine importer has bought the Burgundy specialist after three years of significant growth.

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Château de Pommard unveils Route des Grands Crus online experience

Château de Pommard is launching a series of three 90-minute long virtual experiences on the famous Route des Grands Crus.

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Bourgogne AOC delimitations: Chablis stays in

Following a protest last week, the INAO has announced it’s reversing its decision to exclude 64 Burgundy communes from Bourgogne AOC production.

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Beaujolais to be granted rights for Bourgogne AOC production

Local winegrowers are reacting strongly to a proposal that would welcome 43 Beaujolais villages into the Bourgogne AOC but ban 64 municipalities historically linked to the production of Burgundy wine.

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Whites drive Burgundy exports to UK, while reds take a dive

According to the BIVB, Burgundy’s white wines have enjoyed significant growth in the UK.

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Burgundy hopeful for ‘very fine’ vintage despite expecting low yields

The trade organisation for Burgundy wine claims that the 2019 vintage will be small but 'very fine'.

Podcasts

SipAdvisor: Listen to our first Imbibe podcast

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our new monthly podcast and our first episode features all-star line-up: the Artesian’s Anna Sebastian; sommelier Jan Konetzki; beer writer Pete Brown; Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby, and ciderologist Gabe Cook.

SipAdvisor special: Natural wine podcast

Following the announcement earlier this year that ‘natural wine’ has been legally recognised in France as Vin méthode nature, our first  podcast special edition is entirely dedicated to the subject.

SipAdvisor: Episode 2

In the second episode of our podcast, we look at what re-opening might look like for the UK’s pubs bars and restaurants – including an interview with on-trade marketing legend Mark McCullough about the 100 Day Playbook, a muse on PPE for hospitality staff, all accompanied by a glass of English fizz for English Wine Week.

SipAdvisor: How to tackle no shows

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this third episode, we remember some of the venues that have had to close during the Covid-19 crisis before taking a closer look at the problem of no shows

News |  Wine

Bourgogne AOC delimitations: Chablis stays in

Following a protest last week, the INAO has announced it’s reversing its decision to exclude 64 Burgundy communes from Bourgogne AOC production.

News |  Wine

Beaujolais to be granted rights for Bourgogne AOC production

Local winegrowers are reacting strongly to a proposal that would welcome 43 Beaujolais villages into the Bourgogne AOC but ban 64 municipalities historically linked to the production of Burgundy wine.

News |  Wine

Whites drive Burgundy exports to UK, while reds take a dive

According to the BIVB, Burgundy’s white wines have enjoyed significant growth in the UK.

News |  Wine

Burgundy hopeful for ‘very fine’ vintage despite expecting low yields

The trade organisation for Burgundy wine claims that the 2019 vintage will be small but 'very fine'.

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Will high prices and Brexit uncertainty dampen Burgundy's standout 2017 vintage?

Bourgogne Week kicks off today with events and tastings throughout the UK, but Burgundy producers are set to face a challenging 2019 as a result of in

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Opinion: Hamish Anderson on Burgundy's great price debate

Price rises might have put Burgundy’s top crus out of reach, but the region’s lesser lights now offer a realistic alternative to the on-tradeTasting B

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Best of MMD: New agency, alternative Burgundy, white port and vermouth on the rise

Champagne Louis Roederer’s sales and marketing arm Maisons Marques et Domaines (MMD) showcased its wine portfolio in London last week.

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Beyond Burgundy: The New World finds its way with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

From big-fruit ‘varietal wines’ to joyless Burgundy-lite pastiches, the New World has taken a while to get its head around Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

News |  Wine

Will high prices and Brexit uncertainty dampen Burgundy's standout 2017 vintage?

Bourgogne Week kicks off today with events and tastings throughout the UK, but Burgundy producers are set to face a challenging 2019 as a result of in

News |  Wine

Opinion: Hamish Anderson on Burgundy's great price debate

Price rises might have put Burgundy’s top crus out of reach, but the region’s lesser lights now offer a realistic alternative to the on-tradeTasting B

News |  Wine

Best of MMD: New agency, alternative Burgundy, white port and vermouth on the rise

Champagne Louis Roederer’s sales and marketing arm Maisons Marques et Domaines (MMD) showcased its wine portfolio in London last week.

News |  Wine

Beyond Burgundy: The New World finds its way with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

From big-fruit ‘varietal wines’ to joyless Burgundy-lite pastiches, the New World has taken a while to get its head around Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.