Burgundy & Beyond

Dates to be confirmed

This tasting is part of our Premium Wines Series and runs over two sessions, from 7pm – 8pm 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.

We will begin with two classics: Chablis and Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, 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 premium unoaked Chardonnay from California and a Pinot Noir from one of the southern hemisphere’s Pinot hot-spots, the wines of similar price, vintage and style to our Burgundies, to compare and contrast what each can offer.

Completing our line-up of six wines, are a white and a red chosen on the theory of “if you like that, try this.” Two slightly less expensive wines, not made from Chardonnay and Pinot, but in a similar style and from grape varieties and regions 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 will be offered at a discount to regular retail price. Details to be confirmed.

We look forward to welcoming you to this session. Tickets on sale soon.