Burgundy: taking stock

In an extract from No.3, Jasper Morris MW, pre-eminent authority on Burgundy, gives us a “state of the nation” assessment of the region, drawing on his past decades of experience to predict what lies ahead “Well the thing about Burgundy, young Morris, is that you simply can’t rely on it. Not like Claret you know. […]

Burgundy struck by frost and hail

Our Burgundy Director Jasper Morris MW reports from the region as the vignerons of the Côte d’Or are once more the subject of nature’s whimsy, with their vineyards battered by frost and hail. The recent weather pattern has been for cool sunny days and starry cloudless nights, both infused by a cool north wind: too […]

Burgundy 2014: out of the gate

On the launch day of our Burgundy 2014 en primeur offering, our Burgundy Director Jasper Morris MW reports on the vintage, the style of wines it has produced and – of course – the all-important pricing. Our Burgundy offer was put to bed before Christmas – with just a few last-minute decisions left to make […]

Experiments at altitude

Our Burgundy Director – and intrepid explorer – Jasper Morris MW reports on a recent excursion to China’s Shangri-la, scouting out the potential of vineyards planted at dizzying heights in the Yunnan province. Shangri-la, or Xiānggélǐlā, or Zhōngdiàn, or indeed Gyalthang in Tibetan, are all names for the same magical place in north-west Yunnan. It […]