Returning from a two week holiday in Burgundy and being a lover of their towns, culture, food and people as well as their wine, I was interested to read an article on L’Occasion which has been guest written by Jerry Clark. Jerry critiques the opinion of Robert Parker about Burgundy wines as “keepers” believing that he gave them a bad press out of his “bull headedness” and that many opportunities have been lost because of Parker’s ratings of vintages over many years. Personally I stick to buying burgundy for drinking young rather than for cellaring long; maybe this is a symptom of my old age: Here’s Jerry’s article;


Today we feature a guest post from Gerald (Jerry Clark). Jerry has written for L’occasion in the past, recently with his thoughts on wine as an investment. This month he shares perspective on Burgundy wines, a great fit for our readers between a two-part series on Burgundy.  Jerry has a wide scope of experience with drinking and cellaring wine, and in this piece he shares his findings in an authentic way, including his argument that Robert Parking is missing out.

Please share your thoughts. What do you think of aged Burgundy?

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Drink or Hold: Burgundy, Where Parker Got it Wrong by Gerald Clark

I just took a quick glance at my May 31 issue of Wine Spectator, going directly to the featured section on Burgundy. I have been a fan of that region for many years, following its vintage news and grower notes…

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