Tag Archives: Burgundy

2016 Burgundy is the Vintage No One Saw Coming

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The good news 2016 is a stunning vintage, the bad news there are only miniscule amounts to be had The 2016 Vintage in Burgundy April 27th will be remembered as the day that shaped this vintage as a terrible frost swept through Burgundy’s Côte d’Or.  The result is that 2016 is one of the smallest harvests the […]

Featured Wine: Patrice Rion Bourgogne Blanc

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Patrice Rion is one of the most innovative producers in Burgundy. He was one of the first to train his vines higher than the Burgundy standard, to increase the canopy without shading the grapes, giving better ripening and colour. He is also frequently an innovator in the cellar and offers some wines (Bourgogne Bon Batons, white wines, half […]

A Guide to Understanding Burgundy

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Burgundy is the name of a wine region in France; however, most of us are familiar with the name not because of high school geography, but because it’s what we call the famous red and white wine the region produces. These wines are considered to be the best money can buy, which is why they’re some of […]

The Most Collectible Wines in the World

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First growth Bordeaux, the Grand Crus of Burgundy, Napa Cult Cabs, Italian Super Tuscans… these are considered some of the most rare and elite wines and are sought after by collector’s the world over. What makes a ‘great wine cellar’ is truly relative depending on the goals of the collector. Like most things in life, though, collecting works […]

Weekly Tasting Roundup (Week of 10/27/13)

With 4 days of tastings from amazing producers lined up this week , we knew that we would be in for more treat than trick this Halloween Week. This week, our Advisors got to travel the world of wine from the Grand Crus of Burgundy to what Wine Spectator calls the “Grand Crus of California”, […]