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Wine Spectator press ( January 2017 )

On 25th January 2017, Wine Spectator Insider rated our recently released 2014 Puligny-Montrachet  92 points, making it the highest rated village Puligny-Montrachet of the vintage.

 

Bottling of 2014 wines ( January 2016 )

Having recently bottled our 2014 Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatieres, we now turn our attention to the bottling of the first of the 2014 village red wines. The Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes have just been bottled ( week of 25th January 2016 ) and will now rest for a few months in the cellar prior to release. 

 

2014 Vintage Report ( December 2015 )

With the imminent release of a number of our 2014 wines, we felt that it would be useful to highlight our general thoughts on what looks to be a vintage that has produced a large number of extremely good, and in some cases outstanding, wines.

The 2014 vintage is the best overall year since 2010. Any generalisation regarding Burgundy vintages is exactly that, a generalisation, but in broad terms the overall growing season, harvest conditions, and resultant yields in 2014 were better than for any of the previous three vintages. 

The start of the year was unusually warm and wet. Temperatures hovered between +6 degrees C and -2 degrees C for most of January - significantly milder than standard winter conditions. February too was unseasonably sunny and warm and by the time March arrived it looked as though a generally early season and growing cycle would be likely. 

March was warm, as was April, and by mid-month the new leaves were unfurling on the vines, budding having taken place towards the end of March. Indeed, the de-budding and leaf thinning which would usually take place in mid-May was already underway in the vineyards by the third week in April.

June was sunny and warm, with temperatures up and around 22 - 25 degrees C, and it looked as though an early harvest could well be on the cards. At this stage the fruit was nicely set and looking healthy.

 

Tim Atkin's 2013 Burgundy report ( March 2015 )

We are delighted to announce that Tim Atkin has released his much-anticipated report on the 2013 Burgundy vintage. All barrel samples of our 2013 wines that Tim tasted were rated by him at 92 points or higher as detailed below :

2013 Meursault : 92 points

2013 Meursault Les Genevrieres : 94 points

2013 Meursault Les Charmes : 93 points

2013 Chambolle-Musigny : 92 points

Mischief and Mayhem was also named as one of the top 25 Negociants in Burgundy.

All of our 2013 white wines are now bottled and our 2013 reds wines will be bottled over the next 6 weeks.

 

Cellar Door and USA market visit  ( April 2014 )

A note to our visitors. There is major construction work in the village of Aloxe-Corton over the period April - July 2014, with road closures and limited access to our Cellar Door. Customers are kindly requested to contact Fiona Ragg in advance of any tasting or appointment - tel. +33 630 01 23 76. Thank you.

The first 10 days of the month saw Michael working the market in the US with visits to Dallas, Houston, New York and Chicago, all important fine wine centres. The 2011 wines will be arriving into the US shortly and we will update customers on new venues for Mischief and Mayhem wines in the above cities. The dining scene remains as vibrant, dynamic and varied as ever, and it is both stimulating and exciting to see our wines represented in such a diverse range of restaurants.

 

Harvest  ( October 2013 )

Nearly a month later than usual and we are all go for harvest of our two domaine plots. First of all, on 8th October ( birthday harvest for Michael ! ) we bought in the fruit from our plot of Aloxe-Corton Les Caillettes - there is certainly more fruit than last year which is a testament to the work on the plot over the last 18 months, but in line with the 2012 vintage we discarded nearly 35 % of the grapes, doing the full triage in the vineyard itself and bringing the fruit directly into the winery and straight through the crusher de-stalker.

On Wednesday 9th October we started picking at first light on our new plot of Savigny-les-Beaune Premier Cru Aux Gravains. Physically, this is a tougher site to harvest than the Aloxe-Corton plot, as the 6 rows are nearly 250 metres in length and rise gently up the slope, curving away near the top. Nevertheless, the quality of the fruit not touched by powdery mildew was excellent with plenty of tight bunches of small grapes. Triage was also done in the vineyard and uneven bunch ripeness, a legacy of the extraordinarily backward spring and patchy ripening season, necessitated that 40% of the fruit was discarded. There will therefore be slightly less of this, our inaugural Savigny Aux Gravains, than we had hoped, but the eventual wine should be delicious.

Fortunately, both days were completely dry and breezy and the fruit was bought to the winery in fine condition and mild temperatures. Alcoholic fermentation for both domaine cuves started naturally after 4 days and at time of writing ( 25th October ) has just finished. Regarding the other growers with whom we work, it is clear that 2013 has been a challenging vintage for all concerned but we are confident of producing a good range of Puligny and Meursault wines aswell as village Chambolle, Gevrey-Chambertin and Nuits-Saint-Georges, in line with previous bottlings.

A final note to make is that the Cellar Door will open, post harvest and winemaking, on Tuesday 29th October. Customers should contact Fiona Ragg as usual on mobile tel. +33 630 012 376 for a tasting appointment and sales. Thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you for the end of the autumn season.

 

Cellar Door harvest season ( September 2013 )

As we prepare for a late harvest this year, the Cellar Door will be closed for wine tastings over the weekends of 21st/22nd September and 28th/29th September. We will be in our winery in Aloxe-Corton during these times, so should customers wish to collect wines by prior appointment over this period then please contact Fiona Ragg on mobile tel. +33 630 012 376. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Bottling of 2011 red wines ( April 2013 )

The wet weather continues here in Aloxe-Corton, as does the bottling of our 2011 red wines. The generic Pinot Noir is still in tank but the village Nuits-Saint-Georges and Gevrey-Chambertin are bottled and we are moving on to the Premier Crus. A couple of new wines to announce here which we are most excited by, namely our Volnay Caillerets produced from a beautiful plot of 50 year old vines, and from the hill of Corton a delicious Aloxe-Corton Premier Cru Les Petites Lolieres.

 

Tim Atkin's 2011 Burgundy report ( March 2013 )

We are delighted to announce that Tim Atkin has released his much-anticipated report on the 2011 Burgundy vintage. All barrel samples of our 2011 white wines that Tim tasted were rated by him at 92 points or higher as detailed below :

2011 Meursault : 92 points

2011 Meursault Les Genevrieres : 94 points

2011 Puligny-Montrachet Les Caillerets : 92 points

2011 Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles : 93 points

Mischief and Mayhem was also named as one of Tim's 25 " Producers to Watch " so we will work hard and endeavour to justify this listing !

All of our 2011 white wines will be bottled by the end of March 2013.

 

Decanter magazine press ( February 2013 )

On 4th February 2013 Decanter published on its website a list of the top 25 wines from the 2011 Burgundy vintage. Our 2011 Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru Les Caillerets is ranked at number 2 out of 25 wines.

 

2011 tasting with Bruce Sanderson in Aloxe-Corton ( January 2013 )

On Sunday 27th January, Bruce Sanderson of Wine Spectator visited the Mischief and Mayhem winery for a tasting of our 2011 wines. All were barrel samples, and as such unfinished wines, but preliminary scores can be seen on Bruce's blog on the Wine Spectator website. The wines showed extremely well across the board, with the Meursault Premier Cru Les Genevrieres and Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru Les Caillerets the outstanding examples on the day.

 

Wine Spectator press ( January 2013 )

On 16th January 2013, Wine Spectator Insider rated our recently released 2010 Corton Bressandes Grand Cru 93 points, making it one of the highest rated Corton red wines of the vintage.

 

There follows a selection of news items and significant M&M announcements over the last few years :

 

Aloxe-Corton vineyard acquisition ( April 2012 )

We are delighted to confirm details of our first vineyard purchase, which marks the beginnings of a new chapter in the life of our company. The 1 acre parcel of Aloxe-Corton Les Caillettes Pinot Noir vines is 30 years old and sited in limestone soils rich in iron. It will be farmed sustainably with organic treatments and a focus on low yields and optimum fruit quality. The first wine produced from the site will be the 2012 vintage and it is hoped that further additions to the domaine portfolio can be made in due course.

 

Tastings, dinner in Singapore and our first market visit to Manchester with Frederic Robinson Ltd (November 2011)

We welcomed Burgundy Report journalist Bill Nanson for a tasting of our entire range of 2009 wines that went extremely well. We also had a visit from Mike Laing the MD of our UK importer armit, and his team, who were here to assess the 2010 wines from barrel. This was an extremely interesting tasting and the white wines from Meursault showed especially well.

As part of the World Gourmet Summit series of events, we presented a dozen of our wines at a dinner at Absinthe restaurant in Singapore on 22nd November. We have worked with Absinthe for some time now and Chef Francois Mermilliod put together a really fine 7-course menu that allowed our wines to show beautifully. A personal highlight was the chance to taste our 2004 Corton-Charlemagne - we don't have any of this left in stock back home !

At the end of the month we made our first market visit to Manchester with our new importer for the NW region of the UK Frederic Robinson Limited. As well as visiting a number of the key accounts of the Frederic Robinson estate, we also hosted tastings for a number of the city's key accounts, most notable of which was the Lowry Hotel where we hope to list our wines in 2012. We will return in the New Year and report back on progress in what looks to be an extremely exciting and vibrant market.

 

Market visit to Asia, covering Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines (October 2011)

A busy month which saw us visit some of our most dynamic Asian markets. We started in Hong-Kong where our importer had planned an intensive three day visit with tastings at the new Kowloon Ritz Carlton, Shangri-La and Mandarin Oriental. The highlight of the visit was our Mischief and Mayhem lunch on Saturday 22nd October at the superb Amber Restaurant, where sommelier John Chan and Head Chef Richard Ekkebus put together a brilliant event for which we are most grateful.

Our second visit to Manila, and it was clear that the market has continued to develop over the past 12 months at quite a rapid pace. The fine wine trade is still in its infancy here, but we met a number of private clients at our various tastings and it is clear that the interest in fine wine, and indeed the demand for it, are on the increase. After two days here we headed to Singapore for the annual wine tasting event organised by our friends and importers at Straits Wine Company. This really is an event that has gone from strength to strength over the last four years and the new venue in Singapore Customs house was stunning as was the turn out of over 3000 customers in 3 days !

 

An early start to the 2011 harvest (August 2011)

As expected the harvest is underway before the end of the month, most notably for us in Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet. We would however expect the majority of parcels with which we work to be picked during the first 10 days of September. Our Cellar Door will remain generally open, but visitors are kindly requested to call in advance for tasting appointments during this extremely busy time. Full details are available on our Cellar Door page.

 

2010 generic wines and a vibrant new market in Asia (July 2011)

An extremely busy month saw us finalising the blends for our 2010 generic wines. We would anticipate that these will be bottled after the harvest in mid-October and we are excited that these two new wines demonstrate the great potential which we always felt the 2010 vintage has.

We are also delighted to announce that we have commenced work with an excellent import partner in Thailand. Our first shipment to this market will be later this autumn and we will update our customers with full details then.

 

Market visit to Japan and the Philippines ( November 2010 )

Following directly on from our visit to Singapore, we headed to Japan where we have been working with our importer Wine Oriented in Tokyo for nearly 18 months now. The Burgundy market in Japan is one of the most sophisticated and well developed in the world and we were hugely impressed with both the demand for and knowledge of the wines.

We have only recently commenced work in the Philippines but the interest and demand for fine wine was strking, with both our public and trade tastings being very well attended. Our importer in Manila is the Straits Wine Company and already their team has made great progress. One feels that the potential here is significant and we will look forward to visiting again and building on the advances already made.

 

2010 harvest concluded in fine conditions and a market visit to Singapore (October 2010)

A challenging harvest and yet one in which some beautiful fruit was ultimately gathered. Certainly there is no denying that rigorous sorting was necessary in both the vineyards and the winery, but the quality of some of the fruit, small berries and wonderful concentration, is excellent. Yields are low, which is unsuprising given the uneven flowering earlier in the season, and this has been exacerbated by the need to reject some fruit which was either not fully ripe or affected by rot. That said the fruit which has been harvested is terrific and we are excited at the potential for both white and red wines alike.

The end of the month finds us in Singapore, our most important Asian market. Our importer Singapore Straits Wine Co. will be hosting the Wine Fiesta, the most important annual event on the Singapore wine calendar, between 29th - 31st October, and we expect to showcase our 2007 white wines at a number of private dinners and tastings. The market in Singapore continues to evolve and develop rapidly and we look forward to shipping our 2009 generic wines shortly.

 

2010 harvest underway with excellent weather conditions and exports of our new 2009 generic wines to Holland and the US (September 2010)

We are delighted to announce that picking commenced in our village of Aloxe-Corton amidst perfect harvesting conditions on 20th September 2010. Indeed the weather for the whole of the third week of September has been excellent with bright sunshine, temperatures around 22-24 degrees celcius and light breezes to keep everything dry.

The first shipments of our 2009 generic wines have also been made to Holland and the US - bottled in mid-July these wines display lovely ripe fruit, softness and purity. We will begin pouring them in the Cellar Door in October !

 

Exports of 2007 white wines to the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore and the Cellar Door season ends (December 2009)

Following on from the excellent press coverage from Wine Spectator, we have now shipped our 2007 white wines to the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. The UK market in particular has been tough this year with the general economic situation being compounded by the weakness of the UK currency opposite the Euro. We are pleased therefore to have ended the year on a positive note and remain confident that the important UK market will continue to develop further and regain some momentum over the forthcoming few months. Hong Kong, and especially Singapore, continues to grow well with our white wines in particular gaining ground and market share.

The Cellar Door closes for the season after what has been our most successful year to date for this segment of our business. Direct sales to our private clients are becoming increasingly important in an especially competitive and overcrowded fine wine marketplace, and we will continue to focus on improving and expanding this part of our business. The Cellar Door will open for next year's season on March 10th 2010.

 

Hospices de Beaune auction weekend and Wine Spectator press on 2007 white wines (November 2009)

November is already upon us, a month which sees the world's wine press, and a large number of Burgundy lovers, descend on the region for the annual Hospices de Beaune auction. Prices were up by 20.3% on last year, a welcome indication of some modest signs of recovery in the fine wine market at the end of what has been an extremely challenging year. We welcomed a lot of happy visitors to the Cellar Door and sales were strong.

We have received some outstanding press from Wine Spectator for our 2007 white wines. Bruce Sanderson rated our 2007 Meursault Les Charmes at 94 points (1st out of 82 wines tasted) with strong coverage for our 2007 Meursault Goutte d'Or and 2007 Chassagne-Montrachet La Maltroie also, both rating 92 points respectively. This is indicative of the levels of quality which we always strive to achieve and we would like to thank all of our importers and their customers for their support. Thank you and we hope that you continue to enjoy our wines.

 

2009 harvest conclusion and a visit to the Singapore Wine Fiesta (October 2009)

The 2009 harvest continued well and there is no doubt that the vintage in general is the finest which we have seen since 2005. Given that our focus as a company is more on white wines, our initial reactions to the quality of Chardonnay fruit from Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault is extremely positive. Pinot Noir however seems to have excelled also with terrific ripeness levels and great potential - we are content to have concentrated on this vintage having elected to cut production right back for the 2008 harvest.

The end of the month saw us back in Singapore, our most important Asian market, for the Singapore Wine Fiesta, an annual event organised by our importer The Straits Wine Company. Superbly organised over three days, it is an opportunity to meet a large number of our customers and listen to their thoughts on our wines. There is a great feeling of camaraderie amongst the visiting winemakers and for us it is also an opportunity to taste wines from around the world and learn what other producers in other regions are doing - lots of fun and we look forward to returning in 2010 !

 

Excellent weather conditions as the 2009 harvest gets underway (September 2009)

A long, hot August with plenty of bright sunshine gave way to a couple of days of rain at the turn of the month, but this freshened up the vines and the weather remained bright and sunny in the run up to the harvest. Even more important was the stiff northerly breeze that kept the grapes dry throughout the month, with the resultant fruit being brought in from the vineyards in fantastic condition, most redolent of the 2005 vintage.

It is of course too early to make definitive pronouncements about a vintage that is only just drawing to a close. We are however extremely excited at the potential that exists for the 2009 vintage and will look forward to tracking the development of our wines in barrel as winter eventually turns to spring in a few months time - the raw materials are certainly there for a wonderful vintage.

 

Cellar Door direct shipping launched and Mischief and Mayhem wines to be represented in Taiwan by Paul Brothers (August 2009)

August can often be one of our quieter months but not this year ! We have been working for some time now on implementing a system for direct shipment of our wines to customers in a number of European markets and in conjunction with beverage logistics specialist JF Hillebrand this system is now in place. Full details regarding individual countries and shipment volumes and rates can be found in the Direct Shipping attachment in the Cellar Door section of our website.

We are also delighted to announce a new partnership with Taiwanese importer Paul Brothers. Based in Taipei and headed by company founder Mr. Richard Wang, Paul Brothers will start shipping Mischief and Mayhem wines next month, commencing with a small range of our village, Premier Cru and Grand Cru red wines.

 

Cellar Door and 2009 growing season update (July 2009)

An update from the Cellar Door in what has been our busiest season to date in the tasting room. Sadly the final bottles of our 2005 wines have now sold out, but we are gradually introducing some of the more approachable 2006 wines with the Chambolle-Musigny and Volnay Vieilles Vignes proving extremely popular. Another favourite wine, our 2006 " Catch 22 " Pinot Beurot, has also come to an end, but we will shortly be rolling out our 2007 St. Romain Blanc which should prove a lovely replacement.

It is interesting to note that even in these tough economic times, more and more people are seeking to buy their wines direct and it has been a pleasure to welcome so many customers to our Cellar Door to taste and to make their selections.

We are also pleased to report that the growing season thus far has been excellent with a clear, cold winter folowed by a mild spring and even flowering. July has seen some rain, but crucially a lot of sunshine too and fingers are crossed that the warm, sunny weather will continue throughout August and on into the harvest.

 

2006 Chambolle-Musigny and 2006 Vosne-Romanée launched in US (June 2009)

Terlato Wines International, the exclusive importer of Mischief and Mayhem wines into the USA, has added our 2006 Chambolle-Musigny and 2006 Vosne-Romanée to their main portfolio. These two excellent village wines will be offered to top restaurants and retailers in selected states. For details on these two wines and a full list of US states where our Mischief and Mayhem wines are available, please feel free to contact our US brand manager Patrick Bennett at Terlato Wines International by e-mail at bennettp@terlatowines.com

 

Mischief and Mayhem wines to be represented in Japan by Wine Oriented of Tokyo (May 2009)

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Japanese importer Wine Oriented. Based in Tokyo and headed by company president Mr. Hirotsugu Koyama, Wine Oriented will start shipping Mischief and Mayhem wines in the summer.

Commencing with a small range of our 2005 red wines and 2006 white wines we look forward to working with Mr. Koyama and his team and building a strong partnership in one of the world's most discerning Burgundy markets.

 

2007 Mischief and Mayhem red wine bottling now completed (April 2009)

We had anticipated the completion of the bottling of our selection of 2007 red wines by late March but a couple of wines, specifically the 2007 Chambolle-Musigny and 2007 Vosne-Romanée, required a little extra time in barrel. Although these 2007 reds display a lot of pretty red frui components they are possessed of subtle, yet substantial, tannic structures and the extra weeks in barrel will have smoothed out some of the edges.

Our 2007 red selection sees another new addition to the Mischief and Mayhem family, specifically a Premier Cru Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Vaucrains. At present this displays the greatest depth, concentration and weight of our 2007 reds and we would anticipate it's release in the spring of 2010.

 

USA market visit and the opening of the Cellar Door (March 2009)

A month of two halves ! First of all we are heading back to the US for a market visit which will focus on New Jesey and Illinois,  two of our strongest US markets, and also Washington DC where we are beginning to see some great progress with our wines. The market in DC is interesting, with a dynamic, vibrant restuarant scene which is in some ways immunised from the severe difficulties affecting restaurants in so many other parts of the US, on account of the many thousands of government jobs which are based in the capital city. At these tough times, market presence is even more important than usual and we will be working hard with our importer Terlato Wines International to ensure that we are able to service our US customers' needs during this challenging period.

Back home in Burgundy our Cellar Door tasting room will be opening for the season on 15th March. We will be focusing a lot on the Cellar Door in the next few months - it is one of the fastest growing segments of our business and it provides customers with the opportunity both to taste and to buy our wines directly. Pricing is excellent and we will be rolling out a number of our new 2006 and 2007 wines in the Cellar Door as the summer progresses. For all information relating to our Cellar Door please contact Fiona Ragg directly on tel. +33 630 01 23 76 or via e-mail at fiona.ts@wanadoo.fr

 

Bottling of our 2007 Mischief and Mayhem red wines now underway (February 2009)

Having started the bottling of our 2007 white wines back in the autumn we are now well underway with the bottling of our 2007 red wines also. Our 2007 generic Bourgogne Pinot Noir, with fruit sourced from three different sites around our village of Aloxe-Corton is already bottled, and we will begin showing this wine in our Cellar Door from the end of March. Our 2007 Chambolle-Musigny and 2007 Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru Les Petits-Monts will be bottled before the end of this month and at this stage we would anticipate bottling our 2007 Vosne-Romanée village wine last of all in late March.

One thing that continues to strike us about these 2007 red wines is the purity, ripeness and freshness of the fruit. These are wines which will give a lot of pleasure early and it will be interesting to see just how approachable they are a little later in the year once they have had time to settle.

 

2007 Mischief and Mayhem wines launched in the UK and a general market overview (January 2009)

The UK market will undoubtedly be a challenge in the forthcoming year but we are confident that our 2007 wines will find a place in what is one of the most sophisticated yet traditional Burgundy markets in the world. As usual, it is our policy only to show finished wines in bottle, as opposed to barrel samples, and to that end we will be focusing on white wines from Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault as well as showcasing our new 2007 St. Romain.

The 2007 en-primeur tasting will be held as usual at Middle Temple Hall, London EC4 on Wednesday 14th January 2009 at 6.00pm. All details are available from our UK importer armit on tel. +44 207 908 0655.

The weakness of the UK pound, coupled with the general economic downturn, will make for a challenging trading environment in the UK. Other markets also report a downturn in wine sales, specifically in the niche, fine wine bracket into which our Mischief and Mayhem wines fit. That said, as has been proved time and time again, customers demand and are willing to pay for outstanding quality, and it is our aim to deliver this quality above all else - other European and Far Eastern markets report difficulties but the overall picture is still strong and we are already beginning to see evidence of a partial, albeit slow, recovery in the fine wine market in the US, helped in smalll part by the rise of the US dollar against the Euro over the past 6 months.

Times are undoubtedly tough and that will propbably be the case for the whole of 2009 but our committment to producing wines of the highest quality remains as strong as ever and we are extremely grateful to our importers and their customers for their continued support.

 

Mischief and Mayhem wines launched in Ireland (December 2008)

It is with great pleasure that we are able to close out the year with the announcement that from December 2008 our Mischief and and Mayhem wines will be represented in Ireland by La Rousse Wines. Ireland, and especially Dublin, has an eclectic, ever evolving, vibrant restaurant and bar scene and we are delighted to be working with our new partners at La Rousse in what should prove to be a great market for our wines. La Rousse Foods has gained a reputation as the leading supplier to both top restaurants and hotels and the development of La Rousse wines as a parallel wine import arm to the existing business is a project with which we are extremely excited to be involved.

The first shipment of our Mischief and Mayhem wines to Ireland will be comprised of a cross section of both white and red wines from the 2005 and 2006 vintages. For more information on purchasing and availability of our wines in the Irish market, please contact Mr. Dennis Hartnett on tel. +353 1 623 4111.

 

Bottling of our 2007 Mischief and Mayhem white wines now underway (November 2008)

It is with great excitement that we have commenced the bottling of our 2007 white wines. Having tasted the wines in barrel over a period of several months, it has become increasingly clear that 2007 is an outstanding year for white wines and a very good one for reds. The red wines warrant a little more time in barrel and we would anticipate bottling these in February and March of 2009 but the bottling of our village wines, including our new 2007 St. Romain, is now underway and we look forward to releasing these wines in the spring of next year.

 

Mischief and Mayhem wines launched in Holland (October 2008)

We are really happy to announce that from October 2008 our Mischief and Mayhem wines will be represented in Holland by Albert Heijn - Royal Ahold. Holland is one of the most important Burgundy markets in Europe and we are thrilled to be in partnership with a company as well establised and dominant as Albert Heijn - Royal Ahold. Our first shipment of wines should arrive into Holland in the third week of October, comprising a fine cross section of our 2005 and 2006 wines. For more information on purchasing and availability of our wines in the Dutch market, please contact Mr. Maarten Vreeswijk on tel. +31 75 659 2847.

 

Singapore market visit and the 2008 harvest is finally underway (September 2008)

Following the shipment of our 2006 wines to Singapore we are making our fourth visit to this dynamic, ever evolving market. With Mischief and Mayhem fine wine dinners planned at The Universal restaurant in Duxton Hill on Wednesday 17th September and The Wine Garage on Thursday 18th September it should be a busy trip. We will also be showcasing our wines at a number of bars and hotels during the week so please do join us - details can be obtained from Grayson Durham at Singapore Strais Wine Company.

The sunshine of the last two weeks of September was hugely welcomed here in Burgundy - to be honest it was absolutely imperative given the cold, wet conditions which we suffered in August. Early indications point to a fine vintage for white wines but we will need to pick and choose our red selections with especially great care - alcohol levels and malic acid levels were good, but understandably given the challenging summer, some of the Pinot fruit has slightly less concentration than usual. We will provide a full vintage report shortly along with an overview of our anticipated production.

 

2006 Mischief and Mayhem wines shipped to Singapore and a market visit to the USA (August 2008)

Traditionally, August is a quieter month here in Burgundy although that is far from the case in 2008 ! Our main shipment of 2006 wines to Singapore is now on its way and we look forward to showing a selection of these wines in mid-September when we visit this important market. First of all however, following on from our July shipment, we have a market visit to ths USA, put together by our new US partners Terlato Wines International. Taking in a number of states including New Jersey, Illinois, Washington and California this will provide an opportunity to show our core Mischief and Mayhem wines to a range of trade and private clients, many for the first time. Although our wines have been sold in a small number of US states over the last 3 years our new partners plan to increase distribution significantly. For a full list of US retailers working with our wines, please feel free to contact our US brand manager Patrick Bennett at Terlato Wines International by e-mail at bennettp@terlatowines.com

 

2005 and 2006 Mischief and Mayhem wines shipped to the USA (July 2008)

We are delighted to be able to report, that following on from our agreement with Terlato Wines International, the first shipment of our core Mischief and Mayhem wines is now on its way to the USA. Although we attach great importance to our Premier and Grand Cru wines, and look forward to shipping some of these to the USA in the near future, our core wines are arguably even more important. From outstanding quality generic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines produced from fruit sourced from a range of excellent vineyard sites, to benchmark examples of Chablis, Meursault and Volnay, these core wines exemplify the high quality and value which we are committed to delivering. These wines should land in the USA in late July and following distribution, should be available for purchase in early September. For a full list of US states where our wines are available, please feel free to contact our US brand manager Patrick Bennett at Terlato Wines International by e-mail at bennettp@terlatowines.com

 

2006 Mischief and Mayhem wines shipped to the UK (June 2008)

We had intended to ship our 2006 wines to the thriving UK market in April or May but following our decision to give a number of the Premier and Grand Cru reds a litle longer in barrel this intention was revised. We are happy to report however that the wines are now on their way. As well as being an excellent vintage for white wines, 2006 is also a very fine vintage for red wines and we are especially pleased with some of the new additions to our portfolio, most notably a Nuits St. Georges and a Chambolle-Musigny which are lovely examples of these great villages. These, and a selection of our other 2006 wines, are all exclusively available through our UK importer armit, and we very much hope that our followers in the UK enjoy them.

 

Mischief and Mayhem wines launched in Quebec and Hong Kong (May 2008)

Following work with our partners Liquid Art Fine Wines and World of Wines Ltd. it is with great pleasure that we can confirm the first shipments of our 2005 Mischief and Mayhem wines to the markets of Quebec, Canada and Hong Kong and Macau. 2005 was an outstanding year here in Burgundy and we are thrilled to be launching in these markets with a selection of wines from such a fine vintage.

 

Terlato Wines International to import Mischief and Mayhem wines into the USA (April 2008)

It is with great excitement that we are able to announce that from April 2008 Terlato Wines International will be the sole importer into the USA of our Mischief and Mayhem wines. The first shipment of this year will be made shortly and we look forward very much to working in the USA with our new partners. For full details and a transcript of the 14th April Press Release please visit www.twg.com

 

Mischief and Mayhem agrees partnership with World of Wines Ltd. for Hong Kong and Macau markets (March 2008)

Following on from initial meetings and tastings of our 2005 wines out in Asia, we are delighted to announce our partnership with World of Wines Ltd. in Hong Kong. The business will be representing our Mischief and Mayhem wines in the Hong Kong and Macau markets - the first shipment of wines is scheduled for May 2008 and will include a cross section of our 2005 wines.

 

Mischief and Mayhem wines launched in Denmark (February 2008)

We are extremely pleased to be able to announce that from February 2008 our Mischief and Mayhem wines will be imported into Denmark by Nordic Wine Club. The fine wine market in Denmark is expanding with great rapidity and we are hugely excited to be working in partnership with Nordic Wine Club, the fastest growing wine importer and largest private member wine club in the country.

A range of our 2005 wines will be available in Denmark from the end of February 2008 and we intend to showcase both these wines and a selection of our 2006's at tastings in Denmark throughout the year. For more information on these events please contact Rasmus Nielsen directly by e-mail at rn@nordicwineclub.com

 

2006 Mischief and Mayhem wines launched in the UK (January 2008)

The UK market has never been more dynamic and it is a pleasure to be showing a cross section of our 2006 wines in conjunction with our UK importer armit. It is our policy only to show finished wines in bottle, as opposed to barrel samples, so we will be focusing on white wines (2006 Mischief and Mayhem Meursault, 2006 Mischief and Mayhem Puligny-Montrachet and a couple of Premier Crus also).

The tasting will be held at the magnificent Middle Temple Hall, London EC4 on Wednesday 9th January 2008 at 6.00pm. All details are availabe from armit on +44 207 908 0655 or at web@armit.co.uk

 

Bottling of our 2006 Mischief and Mayhem wines now underway (November 2007)

Having recently returned from the Wine for Asia 2007 event in Singapore where we were showcasing our 2005 wines out thoughts now turn to the 2006's. It is our firm belief that 2006 will prove to be an outstanding year for white wines and a very good one for reds. Both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir alike display great purity, focus and above all freshness and it is for this reason that we have chosen to begin our bottling some 4-5 weeks ahead of when we bottled the 2005's last year.

It is anticipated that our selection of 2006 white wines will all be bottled by the end of January 2008 with the 2006 reds all in bottle by mid-March 2008. We have added a number of wines to our range, including several Grand Crus, and these will certainly require a little extra time in barrel, but we believe that preserving the freshness which is the hallmark of the 2006 vintage is critical, hence our intention to bottle these wines reasonably early.

 

2005 Mischief and Mayhem wines launching in the US (September 2007)

We will be launching a selection of our 2005 wines in the US over the coming few weeks. Bottled between December 2006 and March 2007 these have now been shipped to the US and will be available in Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey and Washington DC with more states to follow. Cream Wine Company in Chicago, one of our great supporters, will be hosting their renowned Fall Import Tasting on Wednesday September 19th from 1pm - 4pm at the FlatFile Gallery, 217 N Carpenter, Chicago. We will be there pouring a selection of our 2005 wines, so please come along and join us. Contact Vanessa Hanson on 312 421-1900 or visit www.creamwine.com

We will also be showing our 2005 wines at the Taste of Burgundy event at the beautiful Highlawn Pavilion, Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange, New Jersey on Thursday 20th September between 1pm - 4pm. Please contact Seth Brown of Allied Beverage Group for more details of this event on 201 842-6200.

 

2005 Mischief and Mayhem wines now landed in Singapore and Malaysia. (July 2007)

The complete range of our 2005 wines, 24 in total, are now available to customers in Singapore and Malaysia. These dynamic markets are growing rapidly and we are very excited to be working in these two countries. Mischief and Mayhem will be showing the 2005 wines at " Wine for Asia 2007 " at the Singapore Expo centre between 25th and 27th October 2007.

 

Mischief and Mayhem wines to be distributed throughout Canada by Liquid Art Fine Wines. (May 2007)

We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Liquid Art Fine Wines one of Canada's finest importers of premium wines. Based in Vancouver, Liquid Art will be distributing our 2005 wines into several sectors of the Canadian market, including British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

 

2005 Mischief and Mayhem wines to be represented in the UK by armit. (March 2007)

One of the UK's top independent wine merchants is now representing our 2005 Mischief and Mayhem wines. As one of the most demanding and sophisticated Burgundy markets in the world, a strong UK partner is essential and we are delighted to be working with the young and dedicated armit team.