For the second year running there will be an organic wine fair dedicated to wines from Burgundy. The first edition in 2010 brought together 35 ecological producers. The next edition hopes to attract even more. The wine show takes place in Beaune on March 19 and 20, 2011 in Beaune. Interesting, not least since Burgundy [...]
In the centre of the small town of Beaune you find La Part des Anges. The interior is modern, designed (for being in rural France). Food is stylish French, but not Burgundian. It rather takes its inspiration from the Mediterranean region. Elegantly presented by a cheerful staff. Expect to pay around 35-40 euro for three [...]
Preconceived ideas are not uncommon when people talk about Beaujolais. Those who automatically think of beaujolais as a ‘petit vin’ they should try Pierre-Marie Chermette’s wines from Domaine du Vissoux. Pierre-Marie has 30 ha, 10 of which are Beaujolais “cru” (from one of the top villages). He is based in the southern part of the [...]
Jean-Claude Courtault came from the Loire Valley to Chablis in 1974 to work as vineyard manager at a winery in Lignorelles. In 1984 he started to buy his own land and in 1987 he launched his first vintage. Now Jean-Claude has 20 hectares and he has almost handed over to his daughter Stéphanie and her [...]
We find Domaine Marronniers in the small village of Préhy, a short drive from Chablis itself. There Bernard Legland and his wife welcome you for a wine tasting of a range of Chablis wines. The domaine has some 20 ha of vineyards: petit Chablis, Chablis, and Chablis premier cru. Bernard is fond of the crispy, [...]
The well known wine producer Laroche has now been sold to Jeanjean. Michel Laroche thereby concludes his efforts to sell the company that he has created. Laroche has vineyards and négociant activities in Chablis (100 ha of vineyards), in the Languedoc (Mas la Chevalière, 40 ha), Chile (Vino Punto Alto, 23 ha), and in south [...]
Saint Vincent Tournante is two days of wine tasting, good food and festivities in Chablis. This time the event takes place on the weekend of February 6-7. More info here: www.saint-vincent-milly-chablis.com
There are very few vignerons who own vineyards both in Bordeaux and in Burgundy. One of the happy few is Eduard Labruyère who owns Domaine Jacques Pieur in Burgundy and Chateau Rouget in Pomerol. Jane Anson has interviewed him on his experiences from the two regions. ”Burgundy is more about feeling that you should do [...]
The Wines of Burgundy By: Clive Coates University of California Press, £35, ISBN 978-0520250505 This is a massive book: 1872 grams and 878 pages. There are books that you simply cannot avoid. This is one. If you are looking for a book about Burgundy you simply have to consider this one. Partially because in spite [...]
Are you looking for information about Burgundy? Or perhaps thinking of making a trip? They it can be worth your while to visit the BurgundyEye.com site with lots of tourism and wine info: http://www.burgundyeye.com/
Perhaps not a question you have asked. But it is actually quite a complicated process that still today relies to a great extend on manual craft skills. We recently visited a cooper, Tonnellerie Gillet, in Burgundy as part of a vineyard tour in the region and Gillet showed us exactly how it’s done: how you [...]
Visit to Michel Laroche’s winery, wine cellar and restaurant in Chablis, Burgundy (Bourgogne), France. The Obediencerie, the old vaulted cellar with barrels. Tasting some wine and talking soil and how long the wine can age. The trendy restaurant and wine bar with a view of the Serein river.
Visiting Domaine Jean Marc Brocard winery and vineyards in Prehy, Chablis (Burgundy / Bourgogne, France). Tasting the wine and talking to the Canadian winemaker Patrick Piuze. View over the Grand Cru hill. By BKWine.
A bistro with very well prepared food and an interesting wine list in the centre of Chablis. It is connected with the Hostellerie des Clos which has the one-star in the Michelin guide Guide Rouge “Michel Vignaud”. Around 20-30 euro for a meal. We tried the veal kidneys (rognons de veau) and a very tasty [...]
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