Burgundy Appellations

Posted by on Oct 25, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Burgundy Appellations

Appel­la­tions are sim­ply the iden­ti­fy­ing name or des­ig­na­tion of wine. All French wines are clas­si­fied accord­ing to this strict hier­ar­chy, which is based on the con­trol of the pro­duc­tion. Here are the var­i­ous Bur­gundy Appellations: Chablis – Through­out this appel­la­tion the only grape that can be used is Chardon­nay. When pur­chase wines from this region you will find two dis­tinct flavours. Basic Chablis will have flavours of green fruit and high acid­ity....

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Food and Wine Pairing for Burgundy Wine

Posted by on Oct 17, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Food and Wine Pairing for Burgundy Wine

Food and wine are great together when done well. To ensure you do not get an unsat­is­fy­ing com­bi­na­tion here is a list of pos­si­ble food and wine that should be paired together dur­ing the two main sea­sons, win­ter­time and summertime. The var­i­ous food and wine pair­ings are as follows:  Sum­mer­time: We need some­thing lighter and more refreshing. Lighter wines such as a sparkling Alig­ote would pair well with pic­nic lunch of fresh bread, cold meats and pate. Richer wines such...

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The Hierarchy of Quality Wines

Posted by on Oct 14, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Hierarchy of Quality Wines

The Appel­la­tion d’origine con­trolee is the French cer­ti­fi­ca­tion which is placed on the wines which fol­low the var­i­ous strict rules applied to them. The rules cover the meth­ods of grow­ing and pro­duc­ing the spe­cific grapes as well as the grape vari­ety, the min­i­mum alco­hol con­tent, local­iza­tion and var­i­ous oth­ers. Once these rules have been fol­lowed the wines are then ana­lyzed and tasted to ensure that there was no devi­a­tion. These rules are in place to...

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Burgundy Grapes

Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Burgundy Grapes

There are var­i­ous grapes which fill the Bur­gundy region in France. Each grape is dif­fer­ent in char­ac­ter­is­tics, mak­ing their wines rel­a­tively unique. Here is a list of var­i­ous grapes which are grown in the Bur­gundy region: Pinot Noir– Is the clas­sic black grape of Bur­gundy and has flavour char­ac­ter­is­tics of red fruit flavours, such as cherry, rasp­berry, and straw­berry. Youth­ful Pinot Noir grape will have flavours of green veg­etable or savoury notes. Sam­ple of...

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