A Taste of Burgundy with a Grand Cru Finish

Last night my husband and I had the opportunity to attend an outstanding Burgundy tasting offered by my local shop, The Corkscrew. Sean O’Hare from Fine Vines in Chicago was our guest for the evening as he presented an impressive lineup of wines paired with courses prepared by Chef Coffey at American Harvest Eatery.

A warning to Burgundy-lovers. You might want to sit down for this…

line up

Our welcome drink was a purely pristine glass of Bergerac from Château Haut Sarthes.

Haut Sarthes

Flight 1

2010 Heretiers de Comte Lafon Mâcon Uchizy Les Maranches

2013 Hubert Lamy St. Aubin La Princee

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Flight 2

2013 Domaine Demougeot Meursault

2012 Bruno Clair Marsannay Les Vaudnelles

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Flight 3

2012 Lignier-Michelot Bourgogne Rouge

2009 Leroy Bourgogne Rouge

Flight 3

Flight 4

2012 Domaine Clerget Chambolle Musigny

2011 Mugneret Vosne Romanee Alliance de Terroir

Flight 4

Flight 5

2009 Champy Gevrey Chambertain 1er Cru Cazatiers

2007 Mugneret Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru “En Orveaux”

Flight 5

Thanks to Geoff, Danielle, Jared and Nathan from The Corkscrew…Chef Coffey and the staff at American Harvest…Sean O’Hare from Fine Vines.

the pros

For more on the Burgundy, Bourgogne, region visit:

Risotto with Forest Mushrooms & Shallots: Meatless Match for Aegerter Les Enfants Terribles

A Peek Inside the Wines of Hospices de Beaune

A Visit to Beaune in the Heart of Burgundy

The Cellars at Maison Joseph Drouhin

Champagne and Burgundy Vineyards Granted UNESCO World Heritage Status

Key Figures Provided by Bourgogne Wines:

key figures, bourgogne

Bourgogne Wine Producing Regions:

bourgogne regions


8 Comments Add yours

  1. Cheryl says:

    OK. Now that is just pure evil when I’m sitting here drinking my inexpensive Chilean wine.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Jill Barth says:

      I know. It was ridiculous. I’m back to normal today, but I felt a tad royal last night. Thanks for reading & commenting!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. talkavino says:

    You have one very impressive store there – great selection. Had you have to pay for the tasting?


    1. Jill Barth says:

      Much of that wine is part of the Fine Vines portfolio. Impressive, no?

      This event was open to customers of The Corkscrew, not a trade tasting. Such an opportunity!


      1. talkavino says:

        Yes, very impressive. I would guess The Corkscrew has very good customers.

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Jill Barth says:

          It did have a fee, $50/person…but well worth every penny!


          1. talkavino says:

            okay, that actually makes sense. Great wines, so no argument on the value. Cheers!

            Liked by 1 person

          2. Jill Barth says:

            The meal too, was outstanding!


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