Burgundy Conclusions

Burgundy wines can easily be a lifelong investigation.  Our virtual tour was only an introduction, but it sure was fun!  Tasting a variety of wines gave us a sense of what to expect from the region, and showed us a variety of villages, vintages, and producers.  Future installments may explore each of these variables in … Continue reading

Salmon, Risotto & Gevrey-Chambertin: A Meal to Remember

We’ve come to the end of our virtual tour of Burgundy, with a nice finish.  I’ve been working on my risotto skills this winter, and  I think I finally figured it out with this dinner; still a bit chewy but not too much.   In fact, it felt like a very nice restaurant meal.  Not bad … Continue reading

Steak & Vosne-Romanée

Working our way north, we have exited the Côte de Beaune and have entered the Côte de Nuits.  While the  Côte de Beaune produces both white (Chardonnay) and red (Pinot Noir) wines, the Côte de Nuits produces almost exclusively red wines. The top Grand Cru wines can cost >$500 per bottle, a little out of our price range!  … Continue reading

Savory Shrimp Stir Fry and Burgundy – Yep!

“Bending” the Recipe to Fit the Wine When we’re on a virtual tour, some of our meals are carefully matched to the wine.  Other times, we’ll pick something for dinner and try to “bend” the recipe a bit to make it more friendly to the wine we’ll be drinking. Today, Julie had a taste for … Continue reading

A Cautious “Yes” for Burgundy and Mussels

Today on our tour, we’re at the northern end of the Coté de Beaune, in the town of Chorey Lès Beaune.  On hearing of our virtual Burgundy tour, a friend suggested we try pairing the wine with clams or mussels.  What an interesting suggestion!  We have always chosen a white wine with shellfish.  I have … Continue reading

Pork Chops, Pommard and a Surprise

Our third stop on our virtual tour of Burgundy is Pommard (confession: can’t seem to find the photos for the Santenay or the Monthelie, oops!).   Menu:  Pork chops, mushrooms, mashed potatoes and carrots for color.  We’ll pair the meal with the Pommard, but there is a surprise!  We pulled out a white wine we had … Continue reading

Virtual Burgundy Tour

Our next little project is our virtual tour through the red wines of Burgundy.  We’ve never visited, but we hope to go sometime!  Over the next few postings, we’ll be “driving” through the Côte de Beaune, then up through the Côte de Nuits, stopping in villages along the way to try the wine and make … Continue reading

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