Sarah Marsh MW is a wine critic and writer who has contributed to many newspapers and magazines about wine, but also travel, food, and design. She has a background in the wine trade, working for the Champagne Bureau and as the New World wine buyer for Armit. After writing her MW dissertation in 2004 on clonal selection of Pinot Noir on the Côte d’Or, she focused on Burgundy, launching The Burgundy Briefing website, and has since written an in-depth en-primeur vintage report about Burgundy for 16 vintages. In 2017, she began making a few barrels of her own wine with the unusual approach of buying small quantities of grapes from well-known domaines in Meursault, Gevrey-Chambertin, and Volnay, in a project to deeper her understanding of terroir and the role of the winemaker in translating this into bottle. She successfully distributed her first vintage through London restaurants and clubs. The 2018 vintage will be released shortly.
The World of Fine Wine's Burgundy critic sings the praises of Auxey-Duresses—an underrated village that has shone in the warm conditions of the 2018, 2019, and 2020 vintages. In my previous blog I wrote about 2017 Burgundy,
Now is a good time for any wine-lover to be drinking Burgundy’s 2017 vintage, says The World of Fine Wine’s Burgundy critic, Sarah Marsh MW. But Marsh has her own reasons for finding the vintage special: The