RSSBurgundy Wine

Wine Berserkers Weekly Burgundy Appellation Tasting Series

Wine Berserkers Weekly Burgundy Appellation Tasting Series

| April 12, 2012

Hello everyone and welcome to Week Two of the Wine Berserkers Weekly Burgundy Appellation Tasting Series. This week, we are in Gevrey-Chambertin (and including any wines from vines planted in Brochon as is allowed). This week, there are many videos to add and tons of photos. Clos de Bèze by maisonilan Hello everyone and welcome to […]

Continue Reading

My Wine Epiphanies

| March 20, 2012

I was reading the message board at Wine Berserkers today and came across a thread that was discussing people’s wine epiphanies. I’ve always loved this subject so I began eagerly typing out my answer but as it grew in length I realized that this would be better off as a blog post, so here it […]

Continue Reading

I am getting excited for the Burgundy Olympics – La Paulee

| December 2, 2011

I think it is fair to say that the most passionate group of wine geeks are Burgundy Geeks.  Given this enthusiasm, it is no surprise that the annual La Paulee celebration hosted and produced by Daniel Johnnes is one of the most anticipated wine events every year in this country.    Even months before the event, […]

Continue Reading

Terrible Twos and Wonderful Pinots

| November 21, 2011

My eldest son is about to turn two years old.  He is a beautiful, intelligent, energetic little tyke.  He loves to run around, and often mimics things that he sees me do.  For instance, he saw me hammering nails into a wall to hang a few frames.  Moments later, he had a plastic toy hammer and […]

Continue Reading

A brief harvest reflection in Burgundy

A brief harvest reflection in Burgundy

| October 5, 2011

Just finished placing everything into barrel including Le Chambertin, the vineyard that closes out each harvest for us. It is always a time of having mixed feelings for me personally. You go from looking at the bare vines to getting excited about the developing grapes, and veraison strikes. The maturity of the grapes increases and […]

Continue Reading

Sur La Viticulture du Centre Nord de la France, Dr Jules Guyot (1866)

Sur La Viticulture du Centre Nord de la France, Dr Jules Guyot (1866)

| August 8, 2011

Looking between these time-worn covers awaits an important book written in 1866 by one Doctor Jules Guyot. The same Dr Jules Guyot that has a pear which bears his name. Though he did more than what was asked of him in his day job as a physician and agronomist. He would study, detail and alter the […]

Continue Reading

2011 Burgundy: Moving towards véraison

2011 Burgundy: Moving towards véraison

| July 20, 2011

  This time of year in Burgundy is really a bit of a transition of sorts. You can get the feeling of this shift even when speaking with people in the markets, the mechanics, and even business types in Dijon. All eyes begin to focus on the harvest, the subtle changes in weather, and generally […]

Continue Reading

The 11 Spiritual Stages of the True Wine Geek

The 11 Spiritual Stages of the True Wine Geek

| July 1, 2011 | 2 Comments

A true wine geek goes through the following spiritual stages:  

Continue Reading

2011 Burgundy Growing Season + Update

2011 Burgundy Growing Season + Update

| July 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

  2011 has been an amazing growing season! No, I wouldn’t say it is amazing in the sense that everything has gone to some sort of plan. Rather, it forces one to watch in awe, in amazement of just how varied the weather can be here in Burgundy. We closed out October with quick and […]

Continue Reading

Another addition in 2011: Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru “Les Feusselottes”

Another addition in 2011: Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru “Les Feusselottes”

| July 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hello again everyone! It is with great pleasure that I share this news with everyone. Just this past week, we entered into contract on fruit from Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru “Les Feusselottes”!! This is too exciting to place into words, really. As with Volnay and Vosne-Romanée, Chambolle-Musigny was one of the three villages I was really […]

Continue Reading

Volnay 1er Cru “Robardelle” starting in 2011

Volnay 1er Cru “Robardelle” starting in 2011

| July 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hello everyone! Just in from the Côte de Beaune with some exciting news. Starting in 2011, we will be sourcing fruit from Volnay 1er Cru “Robardelle”! This cru is not too well known as of late, though it is situated quite well and has an an impressive history indeed. The vines of Robardelle are situated […]

Continue Reading

Jules Lavalle – Histoire et Statistique de la Vignes et Des Grands Vins de la Côte d’Or (1855)

Jules Lavalle – Histoire et Statistique de la Vignes et Des Grands Vins de la Côte d’Or (1855)

| July 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Continue Reading

Camille Rodier ‘Le Vin de Bourgogne’ (1920)

Camille Rodier ‘Le Vin de Bourgogne’ (1920)

| July 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

In 1920, Camille Rodier penned his ouvrage on the wine, culture and vineyards of la Côte d’Or. He would go on to write several other books including a celebrated work on the Clos de Vougeot and co-founded the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin. In this book, he combined the works of Morelot (1831) Lavalle (1855) […]

Continue Reading