Étienne de Montille Dinner at Frasca Food and Wine

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Saturday, October 22
Burgundy Producer Dinner
with Etienne de Montille of Domaine de Montille
Benefits the Family Learning Center.

The cornerstone event of the festival, the Saturday-evening dinner with the festival’s guest winemaker always makes for a night to remember. This year, we will be joined by legacy winemaker and grape grower Étienne de Montille of Domaine de Montille, the son of Hubert de Montille and the current steward of this historic estate and producer of some of the greatest wines in the world. Last year’s performance will be tough to top but the Frasca Food and Wine chefs will surely deliver one of his show-stopping menus. Master of Wine Jancis Robinson will also be in attendance.

Wines:

Val de Mer Brut Nature Rosé
2013 Domaine de Montille, Meursault Perrières 1er
2001 Domaine de Montille, Puligny Montrachet Les Cailleret 1er (magnum)
2006 Domaine de Montille, Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru (magnum)
2005 Domaine de Montille, Beaune Grèves 1er
2002 Domaine de Montille, Volnay Taillepieds 1er
1999 Domaine de Montille, Pommard Rugiens 1er

Frasca Food and Wine
6:00 pm
$395 per person all-inclusive (67 seats available)

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Paulée-Inspired Lunch 10/22

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Saturday, October 22
Paulée Inspired Lunch
With a team of the country’s top sommeliers
Featuring more than 50 wines from Burgundy.
Proceeds benefit Davis Phinney Foundation.

No event better captures the convivial spirit of the festival than the Paulée-Inspired Lunch at the Flagstaff House, where some of the world’s leading collectors of Burgundy wines from across the world gladly share their top bottles with guests. Over the years, this gathering has become one of the festival’s signature events and the wines are only rivaled by the sparkle of the wine glitterati in attendance. The team of sommeliers on the floor alone is worth the price of admission.

A sample of the red wines that will be featured at the Paulée lunch:

2006 Domaine de Courcel, Pommard Grand Clos des Epenots 1er
1991 Camille Giroud, Vosne Romanée Les Suchots 1er
1998 Domaine Philippe Charlopin-Parizot, Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru
1989 Frédéric Esmonin, Griotte Chambertin Grand Cru
1995 Hospices de Nuits Nuits St. Georges Saint Georges 1er ‘Cuvée Georges Faively’
2005 Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Volnay Santenots du Milieu 1er
1991 Domaine Daniel Rion, Vosne Romanée Les Chaumes 1er
1993 Domaine Philippe Charlopin-Parizot, Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru
1995 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges Les Pruliers 1er
1999 Denis Mugneret & Fils, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
1998 Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques 1er
1996 Bouchard Père et Fils, Beaune Grèves 1er
1996 Maison Alex Gambal, Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru

Flagstaff House
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
$195 per person all-inclusive (120 seats available)

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#BBF2016 Best of Burgundy Dinner 10/21

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Friday, October 21
Best of Burgundy Dinner
Arcana Restaurant hosts a special Burgundy dinner with a selection of rare Burgundy wines.

One of the greatest things about the Boulder Burgundy Festival is that it offers its guests multiple opportunities to taste these extraordinary wines paired with great meals, ranging from the traditional to the contemporary. In its debut at the Boulder Burgundy Festival, Arcana is hosting one of the most anticipated gastronomic events at this year’s gathering. Master Sommelier and festival founder Brett Zimmerman is selecting the wines personally with input from a world-class team of fellow Sommeliers: Richard Betts, MS, Jay Fletcher, MS, Lynn Fletcher, and Carla Rzeszewski.  The selection of wines and service is sure to be a treat.

Benefits There with Care
Arcana Restaurant
6:00 pm
$295 per person all-inclusive (60 seats available)

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Old and Rare Burgundy Seminar 10/21

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Friday, October 21
Old and Rare Burgundy Seminar

Hosted by Master Sommeliers Jay Fletcher, and Bobby Stuckey
with Special Guest Étienne de Montille.
Benefits the Guild of Sommeliers.

The “Old and Rare” Burgundy seminar is one of the festival’s most unique events. It features a flight of truly once-in-a-lifetime wines (unicorn wines) culled from Guild of Sommelier’s deep-reaching cellar and a panel of Master Sommeliers including Bobby Stuckey, Richard Betts, and event moderator and Master Sommelier Jay Fletcher, who serves as the Guild’s Cellar Master. As Jay told the guests at last year’s gathering, “you really can’t put a price on some of these wines. They are so hard to come by.”

St. Julien Hotel
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
$295 per person (42 seats available)

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#BBF2016: Champagne Kickoff Party, Thursday, October 20

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Thursday, October 20
Champagne Kickoff Party

Featuring the luxury Champagne Brands of LVMH including: Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame, Krug, and Dom Ruinart.

The Champagne Kickoff Party is a great way to meet and mingle with other guests on the festival’s opening night. Live music and a Champagne-friendly spread add the convivial nature of the event. But the best part is getting to taste these wines with leading wine professionals and learning about emerging trends in Champagne. This year’s offering will include a wide selection of grower Champagnes, vintage-dated Champagnes, and a handful of rare and hard-to-fine wines sourced especially for the occasion.

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Registration NOW OPEN for Boulder Burgundy Festival 2016

Event registration is now open! Click here to register.

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Now in its sixth year, the Boulder Burgundy Festival (October 20-23) is thrilled to welcome two of the wine world’s brightest stars: Legacy winemaker and vigneron Étienne de Montille of the Domaine de Montille (Volnay) and Master of Wine and Financial Times wine columnist Jancis Robinson.

One of the things that sets the Boulder Burgundy Festival apart from the many excellent wine events that take place across the U.S. each year is the gathering’s convivial spirit. From the Paulée-Inspired Lunch at Flagstaff House to the family-style seating at the Saturday evening producer dinner at Frasca Food & Wine (the festival’s signature event, where both Étienne and Jancis will be joining us), there is perhaps no better way to get to taste and interact with some of the leading names in food and wine today.

As in years past, we will also be joined by top sommeliers, including many Master Sommeliers, who fly in from all over North American to pour at festival events. Each volunteers her or his time inspired by professional camaraderie and a shared mission to educate our guests about the extraordinary wines presented at the festival.

And you also never know whom you might bump into, whether at Sunday’s Chablis Brunch or the Champagne Kickoff Party, the festival’s inaugural event on Thursday. Winemakers from Burgundy have been known to join in — even when they are not official presenters. They come in to see old friends, colleagues, and collectors and to enjoy the wines in Colorado’s beautiful alpine setting. Rumor has it that Financial Times restaurant critic and television personality Nicholas Lander (Jancis’ better half) will also be in attendance.

As the founder and organizer of the sixth annual Boulder Burgundy Festival, I am overjoyed to welcome you to this truly unique gathering of winemakers, wine professionals, and wine luminaries. Spots fill up quickly so please be sure to register at your earliest convenience to ensure availability.

Cheers,

Brett Zimmerman, MS

The official schedule is here!

Boulder Burgundy Festival 2016
October 20 – 23, 2016

The official schedule is here!

Thursday, October 20
Champagne Kickoff Party at the Kitchen Upstairs
featuring the luxury Champagne Brands of LVMH including:
Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame, Krug, and Dom Ruinart
5:00-7:00 pm
Kitchen Upstairs
$75 per ticket, 60 tickets available
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Friday, October 21
“Old and Rare” Burgundy Seminar at the St. Julien Hotel
hosted by Master Sommeliers Jay Fletcher, and Bobby Stuckey,
with Special Guest Étienne de Montille ~ Benefits the Guild of Sommeliers
1:00-2:30 pm
St. Julien Hotel
$295 per person, 42 seats available
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Friday, October 21
Arcana Restaurant ­­­­hosts a special Burgundy dinner
with a selection of rare Burgundy wines ~ Benefits There with Care
6:00 pm
Arcana Restaurant
$295 for dinner per person all-inclusive, 60 seats available
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Saturday, October 22
Paulée-inspired lunch at the Flagstaff House
with a team of the country’s top sommeliers
and over 50 different Burgundy wines to taste
Benefits Davis Phinney Foundation
11:00 am-3:00 pm
Flagstaff House
$195 per person all-inclusive, 120 seats available
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Saturday, October 22
Burgundy Producer Dinner with Étienne de Montille of Domaine de Montille
at Frasca Food and Wine ~ Benefits the Family Learning Center
6:00 pm
Frasca Food and Wine
$395 per person all-inclusive, 78 seats available
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Sunday, October 23
Sit-down Chablis Brunch at PMG Restaurant
10:00 am
PMG Restaurant
$75 per person all-inclusive, 50 seats available
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Sunday, October 23
“To stem or not to stem?” A conversation with Étienne de Montille
from Domaine de Montille, and Special Guest Jancis Robinson, MW
discussing winemaking techniques used in Burgundy
with the wines of Domaine de Montille at the St. Julien Hotel
12:00 am – 1:30 pm
St. Julien Hotel
$150 per ticket, 65 tickets available
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Sunday October 23
Grand Tasting at the St. Julien Hotel
with over 200 featured wines from Burgundy
Benefits the Growe Foundation
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
$85 per ticket, 200 tickets available
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Jancis Robinson MW and Étienne de Montille join us for this year’s festival!

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We are thrilled to announce that Master of Wine Jancis Robinson (above) — one of the top wine writers in the world today — will be the keynote speaker of this year’s Boulder Burgundy Festival!

Wine critic for the Financial Times, editor of the landmark Oxford Companion to Wine and Wine Grapes (the world’s most comprehensive ampelographic survey), and a “member of the Royal Household Wine Committee” (in other words, a wine buyer for the Queen of England), Jancis is also the editor of Purple Pages, one of the top online resources for tasting notes and wine writing today.

She’s also one of the nicest and down-to-earth people working in wine today. We are overjoyed and over the moon that she will be joining us.

Below please find the tentative schedule for this year’s festival, which will feature the wines of Domaine de Montille and legacy winemaker Étienne de Montille (stay tuned for more coverage of the domaine and winemaker Étienne).

This year’s line up is going to be tough to beat and we expect events to sell-out very swiftly. So please also stay tuned for registration updates.

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you this year in Boulder!

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Boulder Burgundy Festival wine makes New York Times “best of 2015” list

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You can imagine how thrilled we were to learn last week that a wine poured at the 2015 Boulder Burgundy Festival — at a guided tasting and at the Saturday night dinner — was included in Eric Asimov’s “top wines for 2015” column in the New York Times dining section last week, “A Top 10 Wine List So Good, It Takes 12 Bottles to Hold It.”

Here’s what Eric (one of our favorite wine writers and the nicest guy, btw) had to say about the 2001 Corton-Charlemagne by Bonneau du Martray:

“This bottle of Corton Charlemagne, from the excellent Bonneau du Martray, and from the unexceptional 2001 vintage, was not just sound, but superb and elegant, fresh, floral and precise, with Corton’s characteristic minerality.”

Whether the wines we offer every day at the Boulder Wine Merchant or the wines we feature at the Boulder Burgundy Festival, we always strive to bring you the best wines that are available in the U.S. today.

This year we were so proud to present winemaker Jean-Charles le Bault and the wines of his estate Bonneau du Martray at the festival.

We thought they were pretty fantastic.

And we were glad to learn that America’s favorite wine writer thought so, too!