EVERY two years, Burgundy wine
growers open their doors to the world's trade and press for a remarkable series of tastings spread, if you have the stamina, over five days.
producers hope growth in exports to the UK are signs of recovery for the sector.
On a recent evening at Restaurant 2117 in West Los Angeles, a foursome at the next table to ours were not only thoroughly enjoying the food but were finding equal enjoyment from their own very expensive French Burgundy wines
that they were pouring into their own very expensive, thin-stemmed crystal wine glasses.
I'm still doing research into Havana cigars and Burgundy wines
, but when I've done that thesis I may graduate to other subjects.
Superb Bordeaux & Burgundy Wines
Take Center Stage
At the same time, the way Burgundy wines
were sold began to change.
GENERALLY speaking, I find that the most exciting Burgundy wines
are made by small, independent producers.
Daniel Lambert Wines was named Welsh Merchant of the Year by the International Wine Challenge (IWC) and was recognised as a specialist merchant for Burgundy wines
Red Burgundy was off by 33% compared to 2003, while white Burgundy wines
fell by 21%.
Guests who attended the exhibition were also treated to a selection of fine burgundy wines
The image of Burgundy wines
in the UK will get a boost from a new wine range from Patriarche Wine Agencies which is also trying to increase its own profile.
Fine and rare Bordeaux and Burgundy wines
still dominated the Top Ten lots, showing the intense demand that still remains for those wines in the marketplace, led by Mouton Rothschild, DRC, Henri Jayer, Latour, Petrus and Lafite Rothschild.
I talked to her one cold January day in London, in the historic setting of the Old Billingsgate Market, at a tasting of Burgundy wines
The strong franc policy which over-values Burgundy wines
in the main export markets;
Two superb European collections were offered in the sale, which included some of the most coveted vintages of great Bordeaux and Burgundy wines