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VIDEO: The Village of Vosne Romanée Seminar (Nov. 14)

Leading Burgundy expert Bertrand Leulliette joins 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 leads 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.

At Home with Boulder Burgundy Festival, Sunday, November 15.

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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.

Here’s the write-up from Frasca, including notes on the menu, the featured winemaker, and the wines.

Every fall, we have the great fortune of being a part of Boulder’s best wine event — the Boulder Burgundy Festival. Celebrating 10 years this year, the Boulder Burgundy Festival is pivoting (as we all are) to an entirely virtual format. We are honored to be a part of the festivities with a truly decadent At Home With.
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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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The “Roulot Method”: Highlights from the Jean-Marc Roulot dinner and seminar

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As in years past, the featured producer dinner and seminar were highlights from this year’s Boulder Burgundy Festival.

That’s Master Sommelier Brett Zimmerman (above, left), founder and organizer of the Boulder Burgundy Festival, with Mersault grower and winemaker Jean-Marc Roulot who is widely considered to be one of the world’s greatest producers of white wine.

Both Brett and Jean-Marc spoke at the festival’s Saturday evening dinner at Frasca Food and Wine, hosted by Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey, who also gave a short talk as he introduced them.

Before Jean-Marc’s legendary wines from Mersault were served, he also shared tastes of wines from a new project that he’s created together with Italian winemaker Piero Incisa della Rocchetta (of Tenuta San Guido fame).

Starting in 2017, Jean-Marc began making Chardonnay at Piero’s Bodega Chacra in Argentina. It was one of the first times the wines had been tasted in the U.S.

Jean-Marc was leaving shortly for South America, he said, to taste the new vintages (harvested in February of 2019).

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But perhaps the biggest treat of all was Jean-Marc’s guided tasting and seminar on Sunday morning when guests had the opportunity to taste five wines from Jean-Marc’s 2017 vintage, including the Roulot monopole Clos des Bouchères (1er cru) and Corton Charlemagne (grand cru).

One of the most remarkable things about the tasting was Jean-Marc’s talk. After the event, many of the guests noted how he discussed the wines with a forthrightness unusual for winemakers, never glossing over his own challenges in winemaking.

When the “Roulot method” came up, for example, he was quick to dismiss the notion that he invented it. It refers to a white winemaking approach whereby the wines are fermented in cask and then aged in stainless-steel vats before bottling. It was developed by Jean-Marc and other producers in the 1990s and today many American Chardonnay growers have embraced it. But as Jean-Marc was eager to point out, he was not the first to do it.

Jean-Marc was disarmingly humble, immensely charming and funny, and very earnest to talk about what makes Mersault and Domaine Roulot such a unique place to make wine. Everyone in attendance agreed that it was one of the best seminars in the festival’s nine-year history.

Boulder Burgundy Festival 2019 day 3: Highlights from Paulée Lunch at Mateo

Over the years, the Paulée Lunch has become the gathering’s marquee event, capturing the esprit of the festival. This year’s Paulée was no exception. And as always, the wines that made their way around the room were exceptional.

Be sure to visit the Facebook photo album (at the bottom of this post) for more food and wine highlights.

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Click here for the Facebook photo album for more highlights.