I came across this nice, informative blog about Burgundy and the C’ote D’Or. Nice read!

Running in the Rain

When I was little, I remember sometimes we had a “Hearty Burgundy” wine from someone like Gallo for when spaghetti night. You can still buy this kind of wine in the stores in the US, but often times it’s a blend of different kind of wines that have nothing in particular to do with that part of France we call “Burgundy.”

Instead, Burgundy, France or “Bourgogne” is a department of France about a three hour drive east of Paris. Wine in France is very much about the place the grapes were grown. There is a strong connection with the soil type, the slope or lack of one, the way the wind blows, the sun shines and the rains come or fail to come.

The most prized wines from Burgundy come from a narrow strip of land just south of Dijon called the Cote d’Or or “golden slope.” This magical zone…

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