Bourgogne (Burgundy)

Burgundy Tasting by Domaine Louis Latour

Burgundy Tasting by Domaine Louis Latour

Burgundy is a place (a region) in France and is the birthplace for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. So a white Burgundy wine is Chardonnay and a red Burgundy wine is Pinot Noir. With over 20 selections available, the annual Louis Latour Burgundy tasting held by Atlantic Wines Inc. and led by Benard Retornaz, head of Maison Louis(…)

An Impromptu Tasting

An Impromptu Tasting

          So I’m at Total Wine looking for an earthy French white. I ask an employee for a recommendation and after some friendly chatter about wines, he says, “We happen to have a couple of bottles open. Would you like to try?”. “Well what kind of wines exactly?” was my question. “Nuits St.(…)

Simmonet-Febvre Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé

Simmonet-Febvre Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé

I’ve had a number of Crémant de Bourgogne (French sparkling wines from Burgundy). But this was the first one I’ve tasted from the Burgundian region of Chablis. My first impression was dryness, which I love and so that was a good thing! The house of Simmonet-Febvre first started out exclusively in sparkling wines. Today it’s(…)

Exploring the Food & Wine Regions of France: Burgundy

Exploring the Food & Wine Regions of France: Burgundy

The first time I came to the Burgundy region of France (Bourgogne in French) was a few years ago. At that time, I came by train as part of a day trip from Paris and visited the town of Beaune. There in the city centre of Beaune, you’ll find plenty of “Caves” or wine cellars(…)

Burgundy Wine Tasting

Burgundy Wine Tasting

Another enjoyable and yet educational evening at Vino Venue. For this special tasting event, the Queen of Burgundy, Madame Jean-Marie de Champs of Domaine et Saveurs, presents an exquisite collection of Burgundian wines. We started with a delicieux (sparkling) Crémant de Bourgogne, De Aureo Spirito from Montigny. From there Madame presented a Chablis, a few(…)

Burgundy, France

Burgundy, France

France is by far one of my all time favorite places to be, with Paris probably being my favorite city in the entire world. There’s a certain elegance about the culture, people, fashion, art, cuisine, and language that I find myself having a strong connection with. Architecture, both new and old is beautiful and the(…)