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Saturday, October 22, 2005

Pim is off to Burgundy

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I'm off to Burgundy tomorrow. Somehow I managed to hoodwink my friend Claude, who writes a great wine newsletter called The Fine Wine Review (not a blog, sorry) to let me follow him around on his tasting trip this year.

I'm not entirely sure how I did it. I think my argument was something like, I wouldn't take up much room in the car, I'd just be very quiet and go stand in the corner by myself, not a peep out of me, and no one would need to translate for me even. Whatever it was, Claude kindly let me, so I am off tomorrow to Burgundy, for an entire week. Yay.

We will be visiting Mugnier and Roumier, two of Burgundy's greatest vineyards and producers in Musigny and Bonnes-Mares, also Rousseau, Gevrey-Chambertin's greatest producer. Another day will be Clos des Lambrays, Clos de Tart, and Domaine Dujac. We will also be tasting some great white wines with Pierre Morey, Domaine Leflaive, Lafon, Roulot, and Sauzet, all in a day. Also on the schedule are Drouhin, Jadot, and Coche-Dury, and I'm sure others that haven't yet confirmed. Just thinking of all of this made me a little dizzy....

Check back in a week. I'm sure I'll have lots of fun stories here by then. In the meantime, I found an interactive map of Burgundy for you to play with, from there (or by clicking on the graphic at the top of this post) you will get to a map that can zoom in on an area, appellation, or commune, and learn more about this fabulous wine area. Have fun. I'll see you when I get back!

Cheers!

Graphic credit:
The background was cropped from the interactive map of Bourgogne referred to in the post. The cute luggage and legs were snipped from this funky bag company. (This is not advertising, by the way. I got these images out of Google, and thought I should credit properly.)

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