Burgundy & Beyond

Thursdays 11 & 18 March 2021

This tasting is part of our Premium Wines Series and runs over two sessions, from 7pm – 8:15pm each evening. The ticket price of £25 covers both sessions and is per household, not per person. We’ll open three wines each night, but they’ll drink just as well over the next couple of days so nothing will be wasted.

You are welcome to attend without buying the accompanying wines, and if a date doesn’t suit, we’ll send you a recording of the session to taste along in your own time.

No wine region on the planet inspires such a fanatical following as Burgundy. Famed mostly for its Chardonnay whites and Pinot Noir reds, this area in the east of France stretches from close to Champagne in the North, down to close to the Rhône Valley in the South, covering a sometimes bewildering array of appellations, climates and terroirs.

Over the two sessions Tom will introduce Burgundy, its regions, wine styles and classifications. The tasting will feature two classics: a crisp, elegant and unoaked Chablis from the far north of the region, and a red Hautes-Côtes de Beaune from much further south, explaining what makes these terroirs so special and Burgundy’s expression of Chardonnay and Pinot such a compelling model for the world. To explore that further, we’ll taste a Chardonnay and Pinot of a similar price, vintage and style, but coming from other places, to compare and contrast what each can offer: a premium unoaked Chardonnay from California, and a superb Pinot Noir from a perhaps unlikely hot-spot, Germany.

Completing our line-up of six wines, are a white and a red chosen on the theory of “if you like that, try this.” Burgundy is an expensive region, so Tom has chosen two slightly less expensive wines, not made from Chardonnay or Pinot, but made in a similar style and from grape varieties that Tom thinks could appeal to lovers of Burgundy’s two great grapes.

We’ve sourced our wines for this tasting from excellent UK merchant, WoodWinters, and the case of six bottles is offered at a discount £7.50 to the current retail price.

Buy Burgundy & Beyond Tickets

Prices in UK Pounds Sterling. This tasting is split over two sessions, 11th & 18th March 2021, from 7pm - 8:15pm. Ticket price covers both sessions and is per household, not per person.

Optional wine preservation kit available at checkout.

The Wines

This case is supplied by WoodWinters. The wines cost £82.50, but we have negotiated a special price £75 for this tasting if you buy via the button below. You can choose to collect from one of WoodWinters’ stores in Edinburgh, Inverness or Bridge of Allan, or have the wines delivered anywhere in mainland UK for £6.95.

Please note, these wines will not be shipped until mid-February 2021.

Domaine Fournillon, Chablis 2017
Wilson Vineyard, Chardonnay 2018
Tabali, Viognier Reserva 2018
Domaine Billard, Hautes Côtes de Beaune 2019
Hanewald-Schwerdt, Spätburgunder 2018
Principiano, Dosset 2019


We look forward to welcoming you to this session.