Historic Vineyards of Mâcon

Burgundy, known as Bourgogne in France, is one of the world’s most incredible wine regions. Due to an intense history dedicated to winemaking, there are stories to be told, lifetimes to preserve. Let this video, from Bourgogne Wines provide an introduction:   Vineyards in Burgundy have been cultivated for over 2,000 years, first by the…

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…

Why I Drink Wine

“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played outdoors by somebody I do not know.” ~John Keats This quote is lyrical, words on paper that put a thumb on what we feel. This is why wine is a lover… the finer things, so simple they’ve been distilled. My blog is…

A Peek Inside {The Wines of Hospice de Beaune}

This weekend wine professionals and wine lovers will celebrate an ancient and honored tradition in Beaune, in the heart of Burgundy wine country. Tastings, dinners, festivities and inductions surround the monumental wine auction. This event is impressively called “The Three Glorious Days of Burgundy”. According to Beaune Tourism: The highlight of the weekend, it’s organised by…

Champagne and Burgundy Vineyards Granted UNESCO World Heritage Status

Hillsides of the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune, just south of Beaune, have been recognized by UNESCO as “an outstanding example of grape cultivation and wine production developed since the High Middle Ages.” The history of wine is a compelling topic, and Bourgogne most certainly drips with it. When touring the cellars at…