Though Burgundy wine has earned its high-end reputation based on Grand Crus and Premier Crus, they account for only two percent and ten percent, respectively, of the total production. Village Appellations account for 35 percent of the total production, and Regional Appellations account for just over half of the total production.
Included in the presentation was a wine tasting of some white, some red, some First Cru, and some Village level, thus encompassing many styles and price points. Audience members found Lisa’s keen observations about the wines quite helpful. Even though the assembled group consisted of seasoned tasters in the trade and media, it is always a valuable experience to taste with an expert and hone one’s palate.
When the seminar ended, the group headed upstairs to the main tasting, where seasoned winemakers poured and explained the methodology behind their wines. All in all, a great event and a reminder that even in these hard economic times, you can find a Burgundy in your price range.