This week in Burgundy wine news

For a small region, much has been happening lately in Burgundy. Harvest has ended, and winemakers are busying themselves preparing this year’s harvest.


Harvest thefts are on the rise in Burgundy – according to an increase in thieves have been pilfering grapes left on the vines.

Overall harvest levels are down 20+ percent thanks to early frosts that prevented strong growth in the early season, and the usual bouts of bad weather that growers fear.

Burgundy producers continue to make for attractive investments and we just saw Maison Chamby sold┬áto France’s AdVini.

The “holy grail” of wine, a 1978 Romanee-Conti, sold for a record busting $18,000 per bottle at a recent auction in NYC.

The supermarket chain Raley’s was awarded “wine enthusiasts retailer of the year” thanks in part to their ability to source some elusive and rare vintages of Burgundy wine.

Last Bottle Wines takes a closer look at the Chardonnay grape, one of the premier varietals grown in Burgundy.