Burgundy

A Seattle Tastemaker Wants to Change How You Pair Wines With Vietnamese Food

A Seattle Tastemaker Wants to Change How You Pair Wines With Vietnamese Food

With its robust immigrant communities and booming dining scene, a city like Seattle owes its residents a thoughtful wine list at all its restaurants. At least that’s how Suzi An sees it. An is proprietor of Vita Uva, the first wine shop focused on natural and minimal-intervention wines in Seattle’s International District. The 65-square-foot retail […]

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Affordable White Burgundy Exists — If You Know Where to Look

Affordable White Burgundy Exists — If You Know Where to Look

White Burgundy is unquestionably one of the greatest wines of the world. Almost exclusively made from Chardonnay on limestone soil, it can express both power and finesse. But as acclaim and demand rise, who can afford white Burgundy anymore? This quandary leads winemakers and wine drinkers to turn attentions south, to the hilly Mâconnais region. […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Chardonnay From the Côte d’Or

An Illustrated Guide to Chardonnay From the Côte d’Or

As its name might suggest (it translates to “golden slope”) the Côte d’Or is the crème de la crème of Burgundian wines, the heart of the region. Pinot Noir is actually planted heavily throughout the Côte d’Or, but the Côte de Beaune — the more southern of the region’s two pieces — is home to some […]

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What Makes Chablis So Special?

What Makes Chablis So Special?

Especially if you’re just getting into wine, you probably associate the name “Chablis” with those massive jugs of super-cheap white plonk. You know, the ones that look like they’re specifically intended for your Zombie Apocalypse Readiness Kit. (To be honest, it wouldn’t be the worst thing to stockpile a couple.) Fortunately, there’s also an entirely […]

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Review: JJ Vincent Bourgogne Blanc 2014

Review: JJ Vincent Bourgogne Blanc 2014

With it being National Chardonnay Day and all, recommending anything but a Chardonnay just seems to be anti-everything the holiday stands for. So we’re turning to a bottle that hails from Chardonnay’s ancestral home, the wine region of Burgundy, France, for a wine that will charm both Chardonnay lovers as well as those giving the variety another […]

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