Travelogue – A Night in Gevrey-Chambertain

We ended our Burgundy adventure with a night in Gevrey-Chambertain.  While I had gone as far north as Nuits-Saint-Georges when I visited Domaine Faiveley on my first trip to Burgundy, I had never been to the capital of Pinot Noir-dom:  Gevrey-Chambertain. We left Beaune and headed straight to Domaine Bertagna in nearby Vougeot for a tasting. Followed by perhaps the best lunch of our trip…

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Wine Wednesday – Burgundy is for Wine Lovers….and Newly Engaged Lovers

Some of you may have seen my teaser at the end of my first post about our trip to Beaune.  It certainly was a memorable one! After a leisurely morning wandering through Chassagne-Montrachet, we headed up to the Chevalier-Montrachet vineyard for a picnic.  While the thought did cross my mind that maybe I was going to get out of the car and turn around from…

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Travelogue – 2nd Time in Burgundy’s a Charm

From Arbois in the Jura, it’s a quick 1.5 hour drive to Beaune in the heart of Burgundy.  I first visited 4 years ago with my mom and absolutely fell in love with Beaune.  I was so excited to return with Jared.  We arrived early for Wednesday’s produce market then made our first stop for coffee at The Cook’s Atelier. All before our first tasting…

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Travelogue – Eating Comté and Drinking Trousseau in the Jura

I hope you enjoyed my Rhône Valley travelogue!  After 2 nights in the Northern Rhône, we headed north to the Jura to the charming town of Arbois.  We spent 3 nights in the gorgeous Closerie les Capucines, a renovated 17th century convent with the most amazing light-filled central courtyard and a lovely backyard pool and garden butting up to the river. We spent our mornings…

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Wine Wednesdays – Wine Tasting at M. Chapoutier

In our too short time in the Northern Rhône, we managed to cover quite a bit of ground and tasted some fabulous wines.  One of my favorite tasting experiences was at M. Chapoutier in Tain.  The Chapoutier family has been making wine for over 200 years.  They own 34 hectares in Hermitage and were the first owners; some of the vines are over 100 years…

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Travelogue – The Northern Rhône: Ampuis, Condrieu, Tournon-Sur-Rhone, Cornas

Hi wine-lovers, sorry for the silence.  I’ve enjoyed a summer full of travels and exciting life happenings, the time just seems to slip away faster and faster and here we are!  I’ve been sitting on these travelogue updates so stay tuned for a play by play of another wonderful tour through France. First up, the Northern Rhône, a region I honestly knew very little about. …

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Wine Wednesdays – Wine Tasting in the Jura, France

How was everyone’s summer??  I’m sorry for the silence!  I’ve been stockpiling some wonderful wine and travel updates that I’ll be sharing here soon. I started my summer with an amazing trip to France; visiting the northern Rhône, the Jura, and Burgundy.  Our first day in Jura we visited Fumey Chatelain.  This region was entirely new to me, and remains relatively unknown in the States. …

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Wine Wednesdays – 2013 Winery Toreta Pošip aka Lobster Wine

It’s no surprise my love for lobster runs deep, I even did a whole post on lobster and the wines that love it!  For my birthday this year, we hosted the 3rd annual lobster feed and I had just the right wine to serve! The 2013 Pošip “special dry white wine” even has a lobster on the front label in case there was any doubt…

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Wine Wednesdays – Brundlmayer Wine Dinner with Andreas Wickhoff MW and Wallsé

One of my favorite wine shops, Flatiron Wines, organized a fantastic dinner with Weingut Brundlmayer at local Austrian institution, Wallsé.  After visiting Brundlmayer back in November, I absolutely fell in love with these wines and couldn’t pass up an opportunity to experience them here in the states.   Andreas Wickhoff is the third and most recent Master of Wine from Austria and the GM of Brundlmayer. …

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