I’m just back from a whirlwind trip to the record-breaking 2017 Hospices de Beaune wine auction, and wanted to share a few images with you to get a flavor of the tour and all it entailed.
I’ll be hunkered down for the rest of the holiday season writing several pending stories for publication in a number of wine and lifestyle magazines, but be sure to share more information with you as deadlines loom after the first of the year. In the meantime, happy holidays, all – and safe travels.
More scenes from Burgundy. Images top left clockwise, Beaune Hôtel de Ville, Hospices de Beaune auction wine tasting, scenes from Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Images: ©L.M. Archer
Clockwise from top left: Jean-Nicolas Méo of Domaine Méo-Camuzet and Domaine Nicolas-Jay in Oregon; Veronique Drouhin-Boss of Maison Joseph Drouhin and Domaine Drouhin + Roserock Oregon, Domaine Gille, Comblanchien, Matthieu Gille of Domaine Gille and consulting Oregon wine maker, Comte Louis-Michel Liger-Belair of Domaine Liger-Belair and Chapter 24 in Oregon. Images: ©L.M. Archer
Press conference about to start in Hotel-Dieu, Hospices de Beaune managing director and first female winemaker Ludivine Griveau presents her impressions of the 2017 vintage; luncheon wines flanking a courtyard image from Hotel-Dieu. Images: ©L.M. Archer.
Oregon fine wine importer Scott Wright and filmmaker David Baker invite L.M. Archer to attend an exclusive preview of their forthcoming film on the 2016 Burgundy harvest “3 Days of Glory,” due out in 2018. Images: ©L.M. Archer
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Wine Writer on the Go – Yoga Paws + Lazenne Wine Carrier in tow.
I’m traveling on assignments for the balance of 2017, indispensable Yoga Paws and Lazenne wine carrier in tow.
First stop Sweden, followed by the fabled Hospices de Beaune wine auction in Burgundy, before returning stateside later this month for some South Bay sleuthing amidst a little US Thanksgiving gratitude. December brings me deep into Northern California wine making territory, and concludes with a long slog of elbow grease at the keyboard.
Find out about publication dates for pending features here later. In the meantime, feel free to follow along live throughout the tour:
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