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Vézelay and Bourgogne Côte d’Or are Burgundy’s Two New AOC

France’s Institut National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO) has approved two new appellation d’origine contrôlées (AOC) for Burgundy: Vézelay and Bourgogne Côte d’Or. The first one is a “Village” and the second one is a new regional appellation. As reported by The Drinks Business, they were approved by the INAO back in June but the recognition was formalised last …

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Burgundy Wines: To Understand them is to Love them

Burgundy Wines: To Understand them is to Love them

Burgundy or Bourgogne is one of the most intriguing wine regions in France, shrouded in a colourful medieval past of powerful dukes and rebellious monks unsuccessfully tamed by worried popes. Its past continues to influence its present still melded with the medieval: walled towns, monasteries, high-walled estates and an aristocratic heritage that has bequeathed a …

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Cité des Vins de Bourgogne: Burgundy's Ambitious Network of Museums Gets Green Light

Cité des Vins de Bourgogne: Burgundy’s Ambitious Network of Museums Gets Green Light

Last year, Bordeaux’ Cité du Vin museum and theme park opened its doors and by 2018, Burgundy will unveil its own visitor centre, museum and culture network, Cité des Vins de Bourgogne, which will feature buildings in three sites within the region: Beaune, Chablis and Mâcon. Burgundy’s wine bureau (BIVB) agreed to approve the project last …

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Louis Fabrice Latour, The Man, The Négociant, The Wine lover

Louis Fabrice Latour runs his family business from their 17th century house in the heart of Beaune in Burgundy. Maison Louis Latour is one of the most important négociant-éléveurs of quality wine in Burgundy. It started life out as a cooperage before moving into wine and acquiring vineyards across Burgundy, and today they hold the …

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Wine of the Week – Chanson Macon la Roche Vineuse 2013 by Suzi Redmond

Chanson Macon la Roche Vineuse – 100% Chardonnay One of the oldest houses, Chanson is quality producer from Burgundy, owned by Bollinger one of the great champagne houses. They make some really beautiful wines and are really quite reasonably priced. This wine has a delicate buttery nose with aromas of citrus fruits, floral touches such as …

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