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  • August 17, 2015 Roger Barlow

    Sancerre Set For A Good Vintage

    As is usual for this time of year, we are in contact with our growers to get a feel for what's been happening in the vineyards that could affect the market over the coming weeks and months. After the devastating hail storms in Burgundy at the end of June, vineyard areas that are close took the priority for us, so we spoke with Caroline Brochard from Sancerre earlier this week put our minds at rest!
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  • August 17, 2015 Roger Barlow

    Hailstorms Batter Burgundy

    After two short vintages in the Cote’d’Or, everything looked fair for a harvest of both quality and quantity. That is until a violent hailstorm came through the southern part of the region on Saturday 28th June in the late afternoon. There were a few localised areas of the Cote de Nuits that were also subjected to the devastating weather but not nearly as much as in the southern neighbour.
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