The Cote Chalonnaise on a beautiful day Our intrepid Singapore Sommelier, Shalom Chin, travels in Burgundy is coming to the end and he shares his thoughts and summary on the communes of Burgundy. He heads to Provence next, and will sending in regular reports on his travels through the region. ... read more >
Huge spider tanks made in Italy for red wines  This vats make it easy for devatting and removing the marc after ferment Part 7 of the series My time here in Burgundy has exposed me to many new ideas and debunked many of my initial beliefs about how wine should be done. Burgundy is indeed a land which does things contrary to most wineries I find in the new world. ... read more >
Shalom Burgundy Blog - The energy rods being used to search for good energy in the vineyard Our 'Wandering Sommelier' Shalom Chin encounters some Wine Feng Shui in Burgundy, indeed it would appear that Burgundian's take Chi as a life-force very serioulsy... ... read more >
Shalom Burgundy Blog - Horse ploughing the vines 08/11/2011 PART 5 of the Burgundy Series A more in-depth look about how the Burgundians care for their land and some extreme methods of Mdm Leroy. ... read more >
Shalom Burgundy Blog - The Famous Chalevier Montrachet Vineyard 07 /11/2011 PART 4 of the Burgundy Series The very first thing that got me interested in wine when I was seventeen was winemaking. After all, I was a science student. ... read more >
Shalom Burgundy Blog - A man whos knows the wines or DRC is paying homage to The sacred Cross of Romanee Conti 03/11/2011 PART 3 of the Burgundy Series The story behind Pinot Noir, philosophy of the Burgundians and some tasting notes. “Let me show you something you would find interesting,” said my guide, Elohim Balest. ... read more >
Burgundy Fields of Gold 02/11/2011 PART 2 of the Burgundy Series As my guide, Elohim Balest of Alter&Go tours and I travelled along the highway from Dijon towards the vineyards of the Côte d’Or, there was aneerie fog that surrounded us. ... read more >
Shalom burgundy blog - Romanee Conti - look but don't touch Our intrepid Singapore sommelier, Shalom Chin has completed his vintage stint at Undhof Salomon in krems, Austria and has now surfaced in burgundy. Be sure to follow his blog as it no doubt, Shalom will leave no stone unturned... no holy terroir unexplored... ... read more >
Masion Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey St Aubin Le Blanc On my first trip to burgundy, some 20 years ago, I discovered the appellation and white wines of St. Aubin. ... read more >
Sunday, August 1st, recovering day after ‘The Duck Run’, which I will cover in more depth once I have downloaded photographs. I can report it was one of the best versions we have made – good curry is like pinot noir, it can be very temperamental, some days sulking, some days on song. ... read more >