Red Sancerre upwardly mobile

 Forkncorker mreyeore went hot foot to Berry Bros to check out the Andre Dezat red Sancerre I tipped in So it Goes… Alas, seems the price has escalated to £21.95, a jump of €3.

Still lovely wine but at the new price the competition intensifies. You might also like these…burgbottles

At a recent tasting given by Le Caveau of Kilkenny, one of Ireland’s truly great provincial wine merchants, I came across a lovely St.Romains by star biodynamic winemaker Olivier Leflaive (around €19).

Burgundy specialist Conor Richardson (Burgundy Direct (01 289 6615) has, among many other gems, the scintillating Dom. Marc Joblot Givry ‘Pied de Chaume’ at €23.25.

O’Briens have wines from Chanson, a venerable Burgundy house that’s ground its way back after a long, long spell in the doldrums. The Givry 2006 is very presentable (€18.49).