Outside Burgundy

Thoughts on wine from the wider world: featuring Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from all corners of the globe.

Fascinating Pinot from Japan

Take a look on the Tastings page – I have written up the fascinating event I did in Tokyo earlier this year, tasting blind 40 different Japanese pinots, with several really decent wines especially from Hokkaido and Nagano. Can’t wait to get back to Nagano next year

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News from North America

California & Oregon
The USA is easily the second largest Pinot producing country in the world, led by California, whose Pinot industry I have been following closely since the late 1980s. Oregon has caught the international imagination though volumes are far smaller than in California. The talking point at the...Read More »

Pinot worldwide

New Zealand
My first visit to NZ was at least 20 years ago – by which time it was already clear that Pinot was going to be the number one red wine grape variety for this wonderful country. Since then I have visited at least half a dozen times and...Read More »