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VIDEO: Domaine des Comtes Lafon seminar (Nov. 6)

The 2020 Boulder Burgundy Festival gets its start with a winemaker seminar featuring Dominque Lafon and the wines of Domaine des Comtes Lafon.

Dominque has been called “one of the most talented winemakers in all Burgundy and one of its most inquiring minds.” Decanter magazine has called him “the world’s best producer of white wine.”

Dominque’s family has owned the storied Domaine des Comtes Lafon since 1865. It includes 14 hectares planted to vine in the communes of Volnay, Monthélie, Chassagne-Montrachet, and Meursault where the estate is located. It also hold the unique distinction of being the owner of the all the premier crus in Meursault.

Dominique is joined by Coravin founder and inventor Greg Lambrecht and importer Daniel Johnnes for an unforgettable tasting and discussion of Domaine Comtes Lafon’s extraordinary wines.

Leading Burgundy expert Bertrand Leulliette on Vosne Romanée and the wines of Anne Gros.

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Leading Burgundy expert Bertrand Leulliette will be joined on Saturday, November 14 by Master Sommelier Brett Zimmerman and Coravin founder and inventor Greg Lambrecht as they discuss the wines of Vosne Romanée and taste through wines from one of its most celebrated producers, Domaine Anne Gros.

Bertrand will be leading the guided tasting and offering detailed notes on each parcel and the domaine’s winemaking style. He’ll also be talking about the changing-of-the-guard at the domaine as Julie Gros, the winery’s current generation, begins overseeing winemaking there.

Saturday, November 14
Winemaker Seminar: The Village of Vosne Romanée with Bertrand Leulliette featuring Domaine Anne Gros
1:00 p.m. MST

Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85391743853?pwd=OC9sbkhLOW1tVG9RZ1QxM1JFb00rZz09
Meeting ID: 853 9174 3853
Passcode: 698376

To register, please choose one of the following donations to our charity partners:

Free — $25 — $50 — $100

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE WINES
(15% discount on mixed 12-bottle cases)

Master Sommelier Brett Zimmerman, Coravin founder and inventor Greg Lambrecht, and importer Bertrand Leulliette will host this special virtual seminar featuring some of the most celebrated wines of the Vosne Romanée.

Dominique Lafon, “the world’s best producer of white wine” (Decanter).

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The 2020 Boulder Burgundy Festival gets its start this Friday with a winemaker seminar featuring Dominque Lafon and the wines of Domaine des Comtes Lafon (see details and registration info below).

Dominque has been called “one of the most talented winemakers in all Burgundy and one of its most inquiring minds.” Decanter magazine has called him “the world’s best producer of white wine.”

Dominque’s family has owned the storied Domaine des Comtes Lafon since 1865. It includes 14 hectares planted to vine in the communes of Volnay, Monthélie, Chassagne-Montrachet, and Meursault where the estate is located. It also hold the unique distinction of being the owner of the all the premier crus in Meursault.

Dominique will be joined by Coravin founder and inventor Greg Lambrecht and importer Daniel Johnnes for what is sure to be an unforgettable tasting and discussion of Domaine Comtes Lafon’s extraordinary wines.

Friday, November 6
Winemaker Seminar: Domaine des Comtes Lafon
with Dominique Lafon
10:00 a.m. MST

Meeting ID: 844 0391 9822
Passcode: 905915

To register, please choose one of the following donations to our charity partners:

Free — $25 — $50 — $100

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE WINES
(15% discount on mixed 12-bottle cases)

Coravin founder and inventor Greg Lambrecht will join importer Daniel Johnnes and Dominique Lafon to discuss the superb Burgundy wines of Domaine des Comtes Lafon and Domaine Dominique Lafon.

Zoom information will be emailed to attendees.

Image via the Grand Cru Selections website.

Festival founder Brett Zimmerman MS on this year’s virtual event, exclusive allocations, Coravin, and more…

As Brett explains in the video above, this year’s festival will be entirely virtual: He and his team, together with the festival’s title sponsor, Coravin, have been working to ensure that the online events will be as enjoyable and compelling as always.

Please see all events below, including links to reserve and select your wines.

Brett and Boulder Wine Merchant were able to obtain exclusive allocations of the wines this year. This means that festival attendees will be the first in the state to have the opportunity to purchase them.

The Boulder Wine Merchant is also offering a special promotion on Coravin systems:

Any combined Burgundy wine purchase over $2,000 will receive a Model 3 Coravin FREE! ($200 Value)

Any combined Burgundy wine purchase over $4,000 will receive a Model 6 Coravin FREE! ($400 Value)

Any combined Burgundy wine purchase over $5,000 will receive a Model 11 Coravin FREE! ($500 Value)

For those not familiar with the Coravin wine preservation system, they allow you to pour the wine from the bottle without removing the cork.

Additionally, anyone registered for an event can also purchase a discounted Coravin system directly on the Coravin website. Use this code for a 10 percent discount: CCR06R0OLZ

Coravin founder and inventor Greg Lambrecht will be joining us this year for a special seminar featuring Domaine des Comtes Lafon (see below).

PLEASE NOTE: Attendees are not required to purchase wines in order attend events. And all events (except the Frasca at Home dinner) are FREE to anyone who would like to participate. Attendees have the option of making a donation to our charity partners. All donations will go directly to our partners.

Please check out the video above for Brett’s notes. And we look forward to “seeing” you at this year’s festival!

Boulder Burgundy Festival

Celebrating 10 years.

Friday, November 6
Winemaker Seminar: Domaine des Comtes Lafon
with Dominique Lafon
10:00 a.m. MST

Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84403919822?pwd=UFNkZEtVS1JNQ3NTejZxOXcxMEh4UT09
Meeting ID: 844 0391 9822
Passcode: 905915

To register, please choose one of the following donations to our charity partners:

Free — $25 — $50 — $100

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE WINES
(15% discount on mixed 12-bottle cases)

Coravin founder and inventor Greg Lambrecht will join importer Daniel Johnnes and Dominique Lafon to discuss the superb Burgundy wines of Domaine des Comtes Lafon and Domaine Dominique Lafon.

Friday, November 13
Nuits-Saint-Georges Seminar featuring the wines of Domaine Robert Chevillon
with Master Sommelier Brett Zimmerman and Lyle Railsback of Kermit Lynch
1:00 p.m. MST

Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81149224167?pwd=cnlDcVRuVXEybnpjSFZ5OEF3R3ZtZz09
Meeting ID: 811 4922 4167
Passcode: 833198

To register, please choose one of the following donations to our charity partners:

Free — $25 — $50 — $100

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE WINES
(15% discount on mixed 12-bottle cases)

Master Sommelier Brett Zimmerman and Lyle Railsback of Kermit Lynch will walk guests through the storied Nuits-Saint-Georges appellation featuring the wines of Domaine Robert Chevillon.

Saturday, November 14
Winemaker Seminar: The Village of Vosne Romanée with Bertrand Leulliette featuring Domaine Anne Gros
1:00 p.m. MST

Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85391743853?pwd=OC9sbkhLOW1tVG9RZ1QxM1JFb00rZz09
Meeting ID: 853 9174 3853
Passcode: 698376

To register, please choose one of the following donations to our charity partners:

Free — $25 — $50 — $100

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE WINES
(15% discount on mixed 12-bottle cases)

Master Sommelier Brett Zimmerman, Coravin founder and inventor Greg Lambrecht, and importer Bertrand Leulliette will host this special virtual seminar featuring some of the most celebrated wines of the Vosne Romanée.

Sunday, November 15
At Home with Frasca Food and Wine

Reservations can be made online HERE.  View menu by clicking HERE. 

Frasca Food and Wine exclusive “At Home with Frasca Food and Wine” ~ A Burgundy-inspired menu with wine pairing.

Scheduled Pickup will be available in Boulder (at Frasca) on Sunday, November 15 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. and Denver (at Tavernetta) from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Ordering Deadline: Friday, November 13 at 5:30 p.m. MST. Only 100 meals available.

Dinner for 2: $200.00 + tax & optional gratuity (includes a $25 donation to our charity partners).

Includes full menu & bottle of 2018 Didier Fornerol Côte de Nuits-Villages. This menu contains dairy and gluten. Please email reservations@frascafoodandwine.com or call (303) 442-6966 for more info.

We recommend placing your orders before the event to enjoy the wines while engaging in the conversation.

Special pricing on Coravin wine preservation systems available!

Special thanks to our sponsors:

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Boulder Burgundy Festival 2020 (virtual) schedule is here!

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Boulder Burgundy Festival

Celebrating 10 years.

Friday, November 6
Winemaker Seminar: Domaine des Comtes Lafon
with Dominique Lafon
10:00 a.m. MST

Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84403919822?pwd=UFNkZEtVS1JNQ3NTejZxOXcxMEh4UT09
Meeting ID: 844 0391 9822
Passcode: 905915

To register, please choose one of the following donations to our charity partners:

Free — $25 — $50 — $100

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE WINES
(15% discount on mixed 12-bottle cases)

Coravin founder and inventor Greg Lambrecht will join importer Daniel Johnnes and Dominique Lafon to discuss the superb Burgundy wines of Domaine des Comtes Lafon and Domaine Dominique Lafon.

Friday, November 13
Nuits-Saint-Georges Seminar featuring the wines of Domaine Robert Chevillon
with Master Sommelier Brett Zimmerman and Lyle Railsback of Kermit Lynch
1:00 p.m. MST

Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81149224167?pwd=cnlDcVRuVXEybnpjSFZ5OEF3R3ZtZz09
Meeting ID: 811 4922 4167
Passcode: 833198

To register, please choose one of the following donations to our charity partners:

Free — $25 — $50 — $100

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE WINES
(15% discount on mixed 12-bottle cases)

Master Sommelier Brett Zimmerman and Lyle Railsback of Kermit Lynch will walk guests through the storied Nuits-Saint-Georges appellation featuring the wines of Domaine Robert Chevillon.

Saturday, November 14
Winemaker Seminar: The Village of Vosne Romanée with Bertrand Leulliette featuring Domaine Anne Gros
1:00 p.m. MST

Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85391743853?pwd=OC9sbkhLOW1tVG9RZ1QxM1JFb00rZz09
Meeting ID: 853 9174 3853
Passcode: 698376

To register, please choose one of the following donations to our charity partners:

Free — $25 — $50 — $100

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE WINES
(15% discount on mixed 12-bottle cases)

Master Sommelier Brett Zimmerman, Coravin founder and inventor Greg Lambrecht, and importer Bertrand Leulliette will host this special virtual seminar featuring some of the most celebrated wines of the Vosne Romanée.

Sunday, November 15
At Home with Frasca Food and Wine

Reservations can be made online HERE.  View menu by clicking HERE. 

Frasca Food and Wine exclusive “At Home with Frasca Food and Wine” ~ A Burgundy-inspired menu with wine pairing.

Scheduled Pickup will be available in Boulder (at Frasca) on Sunday, November 15 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. and Denver (at Tavernetta) from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Ordering Deadline: Friday, November 13 at 5:30 p.m. MST. Only 100 meals available.

Dinner for 2: $200.00 + tax & optional gratuity (includes a $25 donation to our charity partners).

Includes full menu & bottle of 2018 Didier Fornerol Côte de Nuits-Villages. This menu contains dairy and gluten. Please email reservations@frascafoodandwine.com or call (303) 442-6966 for more info.

We recommend placing your orders before the event to enjoy the wines while engaging in the conversation.

Special pricing on Coravin wine preservation systems available!

Special thanks to our sponsors:

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BBF 2019 Tickets NOW ON SALE

Click here to browse events and purchase.

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The 2019 Boulder Burgundy Festival will take place October 31 – November 3 in downtown Boulder.

This year’s featured winemaker is Jean-Marc Roulot (above) of Domaine Roulot, producer of some of Burgundy’s most sought-after bottlings of Mersault.

He will be the host of the marquee dinner at Frasca on Saturday, November 2, and will lead a seminar and guided tasting of his wines on Sunday, November 3, before the Grand Tasting.

From his importer’s website:

Domaine Roulot has always been among the best producers of Chardonnay in Burgundy. Under the guidance of Jean-Marc Roulot, the domaine is now amongst the few whose wines are always sold out even before they are in bottle. Jean Marc’s wines have the same precision and energy as the individual. Like the man, they are full of spirit and intensity.

Click here for all events and ticketing info.

Wines from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s wowed festival goers last night at Old and Rare Tasting

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Above: Boulder Burgundy Festival founder and organizer Brett Zimmerman MS (right) with Boulder Lifestyle magazine publisher Andy Manz and his wife Kate.

Now in its eighth year, the Boulder Burgundy Festival offered guests a different format for its highly anticipated “Old and Rare” tasting, featuring wines selected from the Guild of Sommeliers cellar by Jay Fletcher MS.

Instead of a formal seated seminar and tasting, the event was a walk-around, creating a more convivial atmosphere than in years past, a great way to kick off the gathering.

camille-giroud-vintagesAbove: The flight of wines poured last night stretched back to the 1930s, like these bottles from Camille Giroud.

Because he wasn’t obliged to have multiple bottles of each lot on hand, said Jay, he was able to reach back deep into the collection. For a formal tasting, he explained, he would need six bottles of each. But for a walk-around, he could pull “onesies” from the cellar.

Most agreed that the top bottle of the night was the 1934 Henri de Villamont Chambolle-Musigny Charmes, a wine that showed remarkably fresh and vibrant with fruit flavors that were “very much alive.”

old-burgundy-wineAbove: There were also a broad selection of wines from the 1990s and the 2000s.

As many festival goers noted last night, it was the most extraordinary cocktail party they had ever attended (and the price of admission was an unbelievable value).

Festival founder Brett Zimmerman MS pointed out that the minimum opening bids for the auction lots were extremely low compared to the market value of the wines.

All proceeds from the event go to the Somm Foundation, which funds education for aspiring wine professionals.

Today’s events include the Masters of Wine Beaujolais seminar and the North Berkeley dinner at Corrida.

Click here for the complete schedule, including links to the few events that are not yet sold out.

Stay tuned for more posts from the festival!

Festival founder and organizer Brett Zimmerman MS featured by Boulder’s Daily Camera

Master Sommelier Brett Zimmerman (above, standing tableside), founder and organizer of the Boulder Burgundy Festival, was featured this week in Boulder’s Daily Camera by drinks columnist Doug Brown.

“It’s a good thing for me (I think) that some of the buyers at local liquor stores also have crushes on cru Beaujolais,” writes Brown. “One of them, Brett Zimmerman at Boulder Wine Merchant, digs it so much he’s hosting what looks like a smashing Beaujolais event in Boulder on Nov. 2, during his annual Boulder Burgundy Festival. Among other things, participants can sample wines from each of the 10 crus, while listening to a trio of Masters of Wine talk about the elixirs in their glasses.”

Click here for the complete article.

Click here to register for the Boulder Burgundy Festival Beaujolais event (there are a few seats still available).