Everything I wrote in January
January featured two of my busiest weeks of the year: Burgundy en primeur week, when I tasted hundreds of samples from the (generally very good) 2017 vintage, and the MW seminar for stage two students in Odney, which I am in charge of. (The photograph above shows one of the blind tastings that students sit every morning.) This has meant a slightly reduced writing output - but there is plenty in store for the next few months.
I’ve also been telling people about my relocation to Singapore in late July this year, which was only finalised just before Christmas. So, lots going on! Here’s everything I wrote in January:
A wine of the week on one of my top wines in 2018, Tio Pepe En Rama Fino sherry (free to read)
39 tasting notes from the indie importer Vindependents (subscription required)
My Spittoon column asked how producers persuade us to drink their wines (free to read)
451 tasting notes for 2017 burgundies, split across 15 articles - see this guide article (free to read the guide; subscription required for the tasting notes and scores)
133 tasting notes on various new releases, including the latest vintages from top producers such as Gaja and Vega Sicilia (subscription required)
13 tasting notes on Chinese wines that are newly available in the UK market
My Living France column examined Pol Roger champagne via its most famous fan, Winston Churchill
… and there were two posts here on my blog.