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Vintage 2016: Disaster strikes again in Burgundy

It ain’t over until the fat lady sings, as they say. However, for many vignerons in northern parts of Burgundy, the actress has finished her warm-up in the wings and is about to bring the curtain down on the 2016 vintage. 360 more words

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Judgment of Paris: 40 Years Later

Dateline: Paris (May 24, 1976)

It was 40 years ago this week that Steven Spurrier, a British wine merchant living in Paris, held a wine tasting event, the results of which shocked the wine world. 653 more words


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How To Create: The Burgundy Eye

Burgundy? It seems a pretty autumnal colour – don’t get me wrong. And red? On the eyes? A little risky. But, this year, this particular shade of eyeshadow could be seen everywhere; catwalk to red carpet – from Kristen Stewart to Rooney Mara, they just can’t get enough. 456 more words


Chardonnay Day | 2016

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by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML

The Hill of Corton – view fit for a King, and site of some of the world’s most exquisite Chardonnays. 100 more words


40 Years Later: the Grapes of Wrath

Paris’ judgment seems to cause some sort of discord.  In Greek mythology, the Judgment of Paris refers to the story in which the three fairest goddesses of Olympus, Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite, fought over a golden apple addressed “To the Fairest.”  Not wishing to get himself involved and in trouble, Zeus has Hermes take the goddesses to Paris of Troy so the decision would be transferred to him.  978 more words

California Wines Leave Frenchies in the Dust

Today’s the 40th anniversary of the Judgment of Paris , the day in 1976 when California wines were declared the finest vino on the planet – better, even, than some of the most exalted Bordeaux. 707 more words