Côte de Nuits – land of the Grands Crus

The history of the Côte de Nuits is closely intertwined with the history of Burgundy. The region was first developed by Cistercian monks. Very active in the local viticulture scene at the time, the monks owned the famous Clos de Vougeot. Later, the production area witnessed an increase in notoriety thanks to Napoleon. Apparently, the emperor would only drink Chambertin. ... Read More »

Chablis and Oysters: The Perfect Pairing

Your taste buds confirmed long ago that a cool glass of Chablis and a plate of oysters is a perfect combination, but were you aware that science can confirm the levels of perfection in such a pairing? Chablis, a wine heralding from the Chablis region in the North of Burgundy, is made from 100% unoaked Chardonnay. Grapes have been grown here ... Read More »

2013 Hospices de Beaune

Record-breaking prices on the 153rd Hospices de Beaune Charity Wine Auction The History of Hospices de Beaune The most famous wine charity auction takes place every year at “Hospices de Beaune” (or Hôtel-Dieu), an impressive building with a glazed-tile roof in the typical Burgundy style. Hospices de Beaune is a former hospital which was founded in the middle of the ... Read More »