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The Youth of Bacchus

40th birthday wine poll

Given my youthful visage and playful attitude you may be surprised I was born almost forty years ago; my birthday party is in November. It’ll be a quiet little affair with a few select friends whom I like, nay, love deeply and want to celebrate with that one day a year one gets old on. […]


An Elitistreview book?

I started writing a book at the beginning of summer; about Burgundy, oddly. Much as I enjoy writing it is a lot of effort for mad man me. Consequently, it occurs to me I should find out whether anyone would actually be interested in buying it before flaying myself alive writing the bloody thing. Hence […]

Vote for your favourite!

Which do you view as the best red grape?

Which is the best red grape variety? A question a I wish to ask all my dear readers. I know I bang on about Pinot Noir all the time but after many discussions on Twitter and Facebook I realise I may not be servicing my reader’s needs. So tell me, what do you consider the […]

Boca 2006, Le Piane

Obscure Nebbiolo and a poll

Boca DOC is a deeply obscure Piedmontese wine region. They claim that during the 19th century it was one of the most well-regarded wine regions in Europe, but isn’t that what all of these unrecognised wine regions say about themselves? It is certainly true that a lot of quality wine regions were blitzed by phyloxera […]

Sancerre 'La Grande Cote' 2004, Francois Cotat

Frighteningly sulphurous Sancerre and fully mature Puligny – final words and a poll

Beyond Sancerre, I don’t have much time for pure Sauvignon Blanc. Beyond Crochet’s sometimes refreshing, sometimes downright bonkers offerings and Jean-Laurent Vacheron’s ambrosial, intellect-engaging, drool-provoking wines I really don’t have that much time for Sancerre either. But then, there is Cotat. He wants you to age his wine, which is not a commonly held view […]

Elitistreview's new design

Your views on the new Elitistreview site

The new design for Elitistreview has been live for a few weeks; I hope my regular readers have got over the shock of change and are finding it an improvement. Whether you do or not, I’d like to ask anyone who has a view to let me know what it is. The voting box below […]

Most consistently good Premier Crus in the Cote de Nuits

In our quest to elucidate more about the Cote de Nuits villages we can move up a level to the Premier Crus. This time the poll question is: Which Cote de Nuits village has the most consistently high-quality Premier Crus? Not just one or two good ones, but tits quality across the range. If you […]

Best village Burgundy

It has been ten days since I posted . You can see the results here. It seems that Chambolle has won with exactly half the votes. I’m not entirely surprised. The best Chambolle-villages from Roumier and Mugnier are truly fine wines which smash beyond the humble village quality level. Both are amazing expressions of place […]

The best village-level Cote de Nuits wines

My last poll about Burgundy was a pretty poor effort. It has been pointed out to me, and I agree, that we need more in-depth analysis to determine exactly what constitutes the best Burgundy. Burgundy is such a rich, multi-faceted font of loveliness that it is just so hard to say this one village, vineyard, […]

Which Cote de Nuits village makes your favourite red wines?

My poll question is as simple as that, pick your favourite Cote de Nuits wine village. Simple question, bloody hard to answer. I have had lovely, sexy, thrilling wines from every village, how can I just choose one? Free Online Surveys If anyone has any strong feelings about why we should be voting in a […]

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