The Insider Wines of the Cote d’Or at WOPN 2014

What wines do Burgundians themselves enjoy for their table? We learnt about the secret wines, small producers, and boutique producers as this 3-hour presentation focused on the “insider wines” of the Cote d’Or (plus Corton). We were delighted that Don Kinnan CSS, CWE returned to lead us in this tasting and discussion. The session also includes a detailed discussion of the mountain of Corton, location of the Cote d’Or’s greatest expanse of Grand Cru vineyard acreage. The “insider wines” are often sought out by knowledgeable Burgundy enthusiasts who enjoy their value and pleasure, while saving their more expensive, high profile brethren for special occasions.

In addition to Corton and Corton-Charlemagne, wines were tasted from Marsannay, Fixin, Pernand-Vergelesses, Savigny-Les-Beaune, Monthelie, Auxey-Duresses, Chassagne-Montrachet, and Santenay. A short history of viticulture and principal vineyards in each village was presented. During the presentation, 12 wines, selected to represent their villages best “terroirs”, were tasted.

Grape Radio logoOur friends from Grape Radio were there again to record the seminar audio.

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A Special Offer

Mr. Kinnan is also the lead instructor in the French Wine Society’s Bourgogne Master-Level Program. This online program also includes instruction from experts Allen Meadows. Karen MacNeil, Jay Youmans, Becky Wasserman and Eric Hemer. Many who attended the Burgundy Seminar were interested in this course.

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