Archive for December, 2011 :
The New Year is just around the corner, and as we turn the page on 2011, we share with you our top 11 articles from our blog (in random order): 1. Grand Crus of Burgundy Tour: Nuances of the Cotes de Nuits Continue following our guests on the Grand Crus of Burgundy Tour as they [...]
After a short intro to Burgundy, we were off to the Côte de Nuits for a late afternoon tasting extravaganza! Our first stop, Domaine Dujac Père & Fils in Morey-Saint-Denis, is an anomaly in Burgundy because the family has been making wine there for only two generations. It is not unusual in Burgundy for family [...]
The annual champagne tasting at Wide World of Wines in Washington, D.C., let us preview an assortment of fine champagnes for the holidays. Champagnes are a blend of Chardonnay (flavor and consistency), Pinot Noir (depth), and Pinot Meunier grapes (a touch of spice). “Blanc de blancs” will use just Chardonnay, while ...
Getting to Beaune is not an easy proposition if you live anywhere outside of western Europe. I am so glad I decided to arrive a day early, catch my breath, and awaken fresh for the gastronomique “workout” that lay ahead. French Wine Explorers, a tour operator specializing in wine tours in France, planned the [...]