Wine Buzz: Boulder's Burgundy Wine Festival

October 17 2012, 7:30 AM

As someone who has spent the better part of the last year living in the heart of Burgundy—and having been fortunate enough to drink some of the very best wines the region has to offer—I can attest that the lineup for this year’s Burgundy Wine Festival in Boulder is bananas-amazing. Whether simply curious about the region or a bona fide Burghound, get there for some or all of the weekend of October 27–28.

First, there is the opportunity to sample some truly extraordinary wines from the likes of the jewel of Morey-Saint-DenisDomaine Dujac. But, what’s more, organizer Brett Zimmerman, a master sommelier and owner of Boulder Wine Merchant, has mustered together a tour de force of a Burgundy brain trust to make the otherwise complicated wine region the simply delicious trip it should be. Expect sommelier superstars such as Rajat Parr of San Francisco’s the Mina GroupEric Railsback of San Francisco’s RN74Robert Bohr of Gran Cru Wine ConsultingRichard Betts (a superstar master sommelier, winemaker, and troublemaker from Boulder), along with Paul Wasserman, who’s essentially of Burgundian royalty, and Jeremy Seysses of that aforementioned Domaine Dujac, whose combination of inspired winemaking and good humor will enthrall and astound. If I sound like I’m gushing, I am. I'm telling you, it’s that magnifique.

Register here or call 303-564-0133. Prices and locations vary depending on the seminar.

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