Welcome to Burgundy and Beyond, a Burgundian-style tasting room and boutique offering domain-direct wines from Louis Latour and a handful of other select wineries across France. Tasting through the depth of our portfolio is like adventuring through the Golden Slope on the Burgundy wine trail with a glass in hand. Get your palate ready!
While this may seem obvious to some of you, the majority of consumers out there don't necessarily understand the French classifications of wine. If you go onto merriam-webster.com, you'll find this definition of a Grand Cru:
One of the reasons why it's easier to find great quality in Burgundy is due to the classification system. Grand Crus are the top level in the classification system, followed by Premier Cru, Village appellations, and Regional appellations. As you can see in the table below, Grand Crus account for only 2% of wine production in Burgundy.
Remember that Burgundy is home to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, which means a red Grand Cru from Burgundy is one of the best Pinot Noirs in the world. Why not give a gift of a Grand Cru this holiday season, a perfect wine to share with family, friends, and loved ones.
See Burgundy and Beyond's list of red Grand Crus here.
The seasons are changing, the weather is getting colder, the trees are changing color, and you are adding layers to your wardrobe....Fall is here, and regardless of how much rain we get, it's time to break out the soups, and seasonal ingredients for heartier meals next to the fire. Here is a classic that's reinvented, recipe by French/NY chef Eric Ripert.
What a great way to celebrate changing seasonal ingredients and a classic American holiday! Jack-O-Lanterns and Pumpkin soup....mmmm! Why not reach for a bottle of Henry Fessy Beaujolais, Moulin A Vent or Fluerie, the traditional juice of Autumn.
Costume to match? Why not royalty for Halloween this year, dress up like a King and Queen when serving this particular pairing; Moulin A Vent and Fluerie are known as the King and Queen of Beaujolais for their masculine and feminine qualities.
As my journey through the world of Burgundy continues, I find myself in constant conflict over what I thought I knew, versus the truth.... Continue »
Is there a Burgundy region in California? My answer is yes. Understanding Burgundy and what makes the wine so delicious can help us Californians understand how to source quality wine, and how to enjoy the best of Burgundy. If you are like myself, and you were raised in the bay area then there is a good chance you were raised on Napa Valley and maybe a bit tainted. Continue »