Posts tagged "Burgundy"
Reflecting on Burgundy & La Paulée

Reflecting on Burgundy & La Paulée

For the first time I attended a La Paulée event; the Vertical Producer Tasting to be exact.  Just in case you are not familiar with La Paulée it is, in a nutshell, a celebration of the wines of Burgundy.  I had never been to a La Paulée before for a variety of reasons like, I...
Robert Chevillon, Nuits Saint Georges, and a lesson in terroir.

Robert Chevillon, Nuits Saint Georges, and a lesson in terroir.

Understanding the wines of Burgundy is sometimes just down right frustrating.  So many producers, so many crus, so much terroir.  Who can really make heads or tails of it all and who gives a damn anyway.  This is the kind of stuff that often runs through my mind when I think about Burgundy. Yet I...
Top 10 Wines of 2012

Top 10 Wines of 2012

As I reflect back on 2012 I can honestly say that it was my luckiest year yet when it comes to wine.  I was fortunate enough to have drunk more great wine more often with more great people than any other year.  This is a blessing.  And in some ways a curse.  Whatever, I have...
Über Winos Summit:  Fall 2012

Über Winos Summit: Fall 2012

I live in NYC.  Okay, well Brooklyn actually, but you know what I mean.  And I have been lucky enough to meet a lot of great people who are involved with wine, be it in the industry or as a consumer, or somewhere in between.  So it comes with the territory in a place like...
Vintage White Burgundy:  Premox Land Mines vs. Great Rewards.

Vintage White Burgundy: Premox Land Mines vs. Great Rewards.

I almost think the risk of premox with older white Burgundies is less a threat than hitting a disappointing bottle red Burgundy.  There I said it… Boom!  With great risk comes great reward.  And perhaps that is what Burgundy is all about, and no where is this more true than with white Burgundy.  Is it...
Reason not to hate Chardonnay #137:  Saint Aubin

Reason not to hate Chardonnay #137: Saint Aubin

The 2009 vintage was a watershed moment for wine regions throughout France.  It put serious Beaujolais, Cru Beaujolais, (back) on the map and it set record prices in Bordeaux.  It also yielded a great vintage in Burgundy.  And while it may not be the most classic vintage of all time, it is certainly a vintage...
Did 2009 Burgundy make me a believer?

Did 2009 Burgundy make me a believer?

Did the 2009 vintage in Burgundy make me a believer?  Maybe it was a recent bottle of Domaine de la Romanée Coniti that I (finally) tasted?  I am not sure how it all happened really, but after being a hater for some time, I finally feel like I have come to Burgundy. Or did Burgundy...
Louis Jadot 1991 "Le Montrachet" - Ol' White Burg

Louis Jadot 1991 “Le Montrachet” – Ol’ White Burg

After a week which included Domaine de al Romanée-Conti, amongst other things, it was with some “oh what the hell” moxie that we cracked into a bottle of well aged white Burgundy.  Louis Jadot 1991 “Le Montrachet” in fact.  Upon opening, it smelled promising, but upon tasting it was only okay.  By the time we...
Slaying the Last Dragon:  Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

Slaying the Last Dragon: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

Well, it has been a long wait, but me and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti have finally crossed paths.  And I can only sit here and wonder, is there really another great wine that I really need to try?  In fact, I am not even sure quite yet if this 1995 Grands Echézeaux asked or answered...
Burgundy vs. Rioja vs. Barolo

Burgundy vs. Rioja vs. Barolo

I like to pit my favorite wine regions against each other, like super hero’s if you will.  Except they are not in a battle of good and evil; more like good and good.  So with some friends we drank some Nicolas Potel Burgundy, Viña Real Rioja, and Oddero Barolo (in that order) to see how...
Vignes du Maynes & the Oldest Organic Vineyard in the World?

Vignes du Maynes & the Oldest Organic Vineyard in the World?

Vignes du Maynes proudly bears a crest at the top of the bottle with the year 910 AD.  There is also speculation that the enclosed vineyards (16 acres) have never been treated with chemicals since the beginning.  If so, this may make Vignes du Maynes the oldest organic vineyard in the world? Whether this is...
Domane Bart & Comte Armand, as in Burgundy.

Domane Bart & Comte Armand, as in Burgundy.

Well the original Burg hater is fully in Burg mode.  And I really think what got me here, after thoughtful retrospection, is Beaujolais.  With that in mind and with the recently released The Finest Wines of Burgundy by Bill Nanson in my skyrocket (pocket), I was swayed to order some Burgs on a recent night...