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2017 Harvest Represents Near Record Crop

As many of you know, yields in the Côte de Beaune for the last 5 years have been miniscule. Three hailstorms in 2012 wiped out 80% of the crop, and severe frost in 2016 combined with oidium cut production by 50%. 196 more words


An Elegant Taste of Burgundy

Okay, I’m a California Pinot Noir lover but when it comes to vin de Bourgogne, I admit I am a rookie. However, a recent trip to the Côte d’Or has begun to change that. 786 more words


Across the Alps from Switzerland

During Christmas in 2011 I went with my mom to Geneve in Switzerland to visit my sister. Then we drove through the Alps to France, to visit the rest of my family in Dijon. 501 more words

Why choose Beaune as a base for Burgundy?

Beaune ( pronounce as “bone”) is a small town UNESCO heritage, located south of Dijon and known to be the capital of Burgundy Wines. Only 2h30 by train gets you to the tiny train station of Beaune. 1,282 more words

Beaune Base

I was fortunate enough to be able to return to Beaune for part of the Vacances de Noël and ring in the New Year with the same family I stayed with last time I was out there (you can find that recap post… 858 more words


Champagne or Sparkling? Or Both?

As far back as I can remember I thought champagne was wine. Sorry I thought sparkling wine was wine, but my grandma called it champagne. In fact it was Baby Duck wine and I owe champagne, wait any sparkling wine, wait any drink you put in your mouth a huge apology for thinking Baby Duck was champagne. 1,449 more words

Whining and Dining in Burgundy

I wish you all a Happy and Blessed Christmas and New Year

Beaune and Dijon

An aside, if I may. Before leaving on this trip, I was of a very nervy and jumpy disposition. 350 more words