Pinotfest 2015

Two weekends ago, Burgundy celebrated the end of the harvest with the Hospice de Beaune wine auction and one the the biggest bacchanalias on the planet, La Paulee de Meursault. This epic hours-long lunch is from what I’ve gathered filled with bottles upon bottles of the best Burgundian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. We in San … More Pinotfest 2015

A Crash-course in Champagne: IMW Champagne Tasting 2015

A few weeks ago, I attended the Institute of Masters of Wine’s annual Champagne Tasting in San Francisco. Over 100 different Champagnes, from blanc de blancs to zero-dosage to vintage blends from the grande marques and grower producers were poured and tasted in a little over two hours. This was only the second large-scale tasting … More A Crash-course in Champagne: IMW Champagne Tasting 2015