Burgundy – the Soul and the Sexiness of French Wine
Seminar Wine Tasting, Thursday May 6, 6 – 7:30 pm
Location: Milwaukee’s tasting hosted by our restaurant partner Birch, 459 E. Pleasant.
Delafield’s tasting hosted in-store at 631 Genesee street.
RSVP: Required. Purchase online or call your favorite store.
At first, Burgundy can appear complicated. And why shouldn’t it be? As a wine region, its origins date back 2,000 years. It has 100 appellations, 562 Premier Crus and 33 Grand Crus. And French inheritance laws have divided its vineyards among thousands of owners of varying competence and experience. Yet Burgundy offers us an opportunity to explore wine and its terroir — the effects of its soil, topography, climate and culture — unmatched by any other region. And the rewards of a journey like ours through Burgundy can’t be matched either.
We’ll travel through the history and the vineyards of the Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of Burgundy, from north to south and east to west. We will show you how easy and delicious Burgundy can be, and how rewarding and inexpensive Burgundy can be, and why great Burgundy has been sought after for hundreds of years. If you aren’t already in love with Burgundy, by the end of this evening, you will be!
We believe Burgundy is the source of the world’s most exhilarating wines. And it’s not just us. Ever since the Medieval Cistercian and Benedictine monks of the region conceived of the wine, Burgundy has had hypnotic powers over people. Pope Urban’s cardinals noted as early as 1367 “the wine of Burgundy, which they regard as the fifth of the natural elements [after earth, air, water, and fire] . . . has come to be exalted by these people, and placed almost on a level with the nectar of the gods.”
Discover why for yourself, with this exploration of red and white wines from Burgundy.
When signing up online, please note which location you will attend in the notes section of your order.
Wines to be tasted:
2018 Domaine Guillemard Clerc Bourgogne Blanc “Les Riaux” $34.99
2018 Henri Latour Haute Cotes de Beaune $29.99
2016 Philippe Rossignol Bourgogne $51.99
2018 Domaine du Cellier Aux Moines Mercurey Les Margotons $64.99
2018 Domaine George Glantenay Volnay Premier Cru Les Brouillards $94.99
2011 Mischief and Mayhem Grand Cru Corton Bressands $219.99
2019 Les Hauts de Milly Chablis Grand Cru Bourgros $89.99
2019 Jean Foillard Beaujolais Villages $34.99
2018 Francois Confuron Gindre Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Les Brulees $149.99
2018 Marcelle de Changey Puligny Montrachet Les Nosroyes $99.99