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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 Dominque Lafon
1:00 p.m. MST

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.

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

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.

Zoom information will be emailed to attendees.

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

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 with Julie Gros, featuring some of the most celebrated wines of the Vosne Romanée.

Zoom information will be emailed to attendees.

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.

Sunday, November 15
Virtual Zoom Grand Tasting
5:00-6:30 p.m. MST

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)

Virtual Zoom Grand Tasting with over 80 featured Burgundy wines available for purchase ~ Master Sommelier will be hosting the Zoom meeting to answer any wine questions and talk Burgundy.

Zoom information will be emailed to attendees.

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

Special pricing on Coravin wine preservation systems available! the Coravin website Use this code for a 10 percent discount: CCR06R0OLZ

Special thanks to our sponsors:

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Welcome new partner Impact on Education

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The Boulder Burgundy Festival welcomes new partner Impact on Education.

From the Impact on Education website:

OUR MISSION: Leverage community resources to increase student achievement, create opportunities, and build support for public education.

Founded in 1983, Impact on Education is the foundation supporting all Boulder Valley public schools. Our wide-ranging projects and programs drive innovation and foster excellence throughout BVSD, and impact over 31,000 local students and 4,000 educators each school year. Our program and support focus is on improving equity, including addressing economic and learning barriers that curtail success, promoting innovation in education, and fostering excellence in instruction.

We exist for every student and every educator in the Boulder Valley School District. We are constantly evolving to meet the needs of our education community. We not only support and empower our district’s most at-risk students, but we raise the playing field for all students through innovative uses of technology and instructional tools that enable all of our students to become successful 21st century learners.

Image via the Impact on Education Facebook.

Welcome sponsor, Boulder Lifestyle Magazine!

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The organizers of the Boulder Burgundy Festival welcome sponsor Boulder Lifestyle Magazine!

From the Boulder Lifestyle Magazine website:

Started in 2013, this monthly publication was created exclusively for and about the residents of Boulder, CO.

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our vision for the magazine. Our mission is simple, we hope to play a small role in helping the community flourish, by producing a private magazine filled with news and special events that take place each and every month. On many levels we operate a little differently than your typical magazine. One of the most exciting facets of our publication is that it truly belongs to the community. Not only is Boulder Lifestyle exclusively for and about the residents, it is the true pulse of what’s happening and important to you.

Every month we will be highlighting different articles such as family spotlight, home of the month and a business spotlight. We will also inform you of the latest hot spots in the Boulder area. Special featured spotlights will include the history of Boulder, students of the month, hometown heroes, and how the community of Boulder “pays it forward”.

Welcome back, sponsor Audi Flatirons!

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The organizers of the Boulder Burgundy Festival are thrilled to welcome back sponsor Audi Flatirons!

From the Audi Flatirons website:

Audi Flatirons is Colorado’s premier Audi dealership. We invite you to experience our brand new showroom in Broomfield, along with the latest from Audi. Our ultimate goal goes beyond just selling and servicing Audis. We are committed to building lasting relationships with our clients. We believe in the idea of delivering a truly exceptional customer service experience, from the first mile to the last.

For the third consecutive year, Audi Flatirons has been named to the exclusive Audi Magna Society. This distinction is awarded to a limited number of Audi dealers that achieve exceptional performance. To earn Magna Society recognition, dealers must demonstrate an exceptional level of customer service as well as strong business performance.

Image via the Audi Flatirons Facebook.

Welcome back, sponsor Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP!

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Above, from left: George Berg (Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti managing and founding partner), Kathleen Alt (partner), Patrick Perrin (partner), and Brett Zimmerman (Boulder Wine Merchant).

The Boulder Burgundy Festival is thrilled to welcome back sponsor Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP, one of our most cherished partners and friends.

From the Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti website.

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP is a full service law firm offering a wide range of legal services to both corporate clients and individuals alike. Since our founding in 2001 with 5 attorneys, we have grown to 40 attorneys specializing in a variety of different practice areas. The attorneys at BHGR offer a depth of experience and expertise in the law related to business, construction, criminal defense, the environment and water, litigation, public entities, real estate, trusts and estates. In addition to our main Boulder office, we also have an office in Denver to better reach and serve our clients along the Front Range and across the country.

Although we may have grown in size, we continue to provide the same personalized attention that we always have in a relaxed atmosphere. We pride ourselves on having legal knowledge and experience that matches our more expensive Denver-based and national competitors, but unlike these larger firms we treat our clients like the neighbors, business professionals, and friends that they are. We also know that one size doesn’t fit all. So, we offer advice tailored to meet to our clients’ individualized legal needs and goals. We place a premium on building long standing client relationships and on achieving our clients’ goals in a timely and cost effective manner.

Image via the Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti Facebook.

Welcome back, sponsor Jennifer Egbert Real Estate!

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The organizers of the Boulder Burgundy Festival are thrilled to welcome back sponsor Jennifer Egbert and Jennifer Egbert Real Estate, one of the Boulder area’s premier realtors.

From the Jennifer Egbert Real Estate website:

Jennifer Egbert is an award-winning, top-producing Boulder Realtor with over eleven years of experience. Her commitment to her clients, enthusiasm and determination, drive her to be at the forefront of the real estate industry. Jennifer is a licensed residential agent that specializes in the Boulder, Colorado market. She is the leading expert in Boulder Luxury neighborhoods, the best builders, and most current market conditions. Her advantage is not only her expertise and unparalleled marketing but also her ability to guide her clients through the transaction with the least amount of stress and anxiety as possible.

Welcome back, Jennifer and team! We are looking forward to tasting with you!

Image via the Jennifer Egbert Real Estate Facebook.

Welcome Front & Center Marketing, the festival’s newest sponsor!

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Above: Avi Scheinbaum is the founder and CEO of Front & Center Marketing, the festival’s newest sponsor.

Front & Center is a Boulder-based marketing firm that specializes in natural foods.

Its services include: In-store demos, field marketing, consumer outreach, trade shows, new product launches, go-to market strategy, consulting, and events.

Entrepreneur magazine called it one of “top 30 startups to watch” in 2015.

“Front & Center Marketing,” wrote the editors, “offers a flexible work environment for those people that are passionate about starting a career in nutrition, personal training or fitness, among other related industries. Most of the team works part time, with many being single moms. This sort of schedule helps build financial security while allowing the flexibility needed for child care. Because of this environment, Front & Center Marketing has tripled in size from 2012 to 2013.”

The organizers of the Boulder Burgundy Festival are thrilled to have Avi and her team on board for 2017.

Welcome, Avi! We are looking forward to tasting with you!

1999 Clos de Tart is just one of the extraordinary wines to be poured Saturday night…

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The festival organizers are thrilled to be working this year with Vineyard Brands, one of the leading importers of top Burgundy wines in the U.S. today. Founded in the 1970s, this family-owned company, with its tightly focused portfolio of fine wines from the Old and New Worlds, has built a reputation as the purveyor of some of Burgundy’s most exclusive domaines. Nearly 30 percent of its wines come from Burgundy, including the legendary Clos de Tart (above), one of only six grand cru monopolies in Burgundy.

Danny Haas, the son of Vineyard Brands’ founder Robert Haas, will join New York Times wine writer and celebrity sommelier Raj Parr for the event at Frasca Food and Wine where the staff will be pouring an extraordinary flight of wines from Vineyard Brands’ “book,” as they say in the trade:

Delamotte NV Champagne Brut Blanc de Blanc
Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir (magnum) 2014
Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Perrières2015
Domaine de Courcel Pommard 1er Cru Grand Clos des Epenots 2007
Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains1999
Grand Cru Clos de Tart Monopole 1999

We are extremely thankful to Vineyard Brands and the Haas family for making this possibile!

Click here to reserve for the Frasca Saturday evening dinner event. What an amazing flight of wines and what an incredible gathering of Burgundy experts!

Click here to read Master of Wine Clive Coats’ profile of the legendary Clos de Tart vineyard, including a tasting note for the 1999.

And here’s a more recently penned post by Andrew Jefford for Decanter with tasting notes from a vertical flight of Clos de Tart stretching back to 1996 (and including the 1999).

What a spectacular wine!

A note of thanks to one of our partners, Audi Boulder

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Above: Among other community-building partnerships, Audi Boulder also sponsors the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center Masters Cycling Team.

The organizers of the Boulder Burgundy Festival would like to take time out to thank one our partners, Audi Boulder, one of the event’s official sponsors.

It’s a case of “one local business supporting another,” said the showroom’s Audi brand ambassador, Craig David, “and keeping in step with the uniqueness of what Boulder has to offer.”

Audi Boulder will be providing some of the VIP vehicles for the event and it’s offering tickets and reservations to festival gatherings to its clients.

The partnership is just one of Audi Boulder’s many relationships with local businesses and charity.

Craig asked us to give a shout out to the the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center Masters Cycling Team, which raises money and awareness for the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center.

From the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center website:

Since 1992, Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers (RMCC) has been a leader in cancer care. We began as a small group practice of six physicians with a new approach to treating cancer—administering chemotherapy on an outpatient basis—and have since developed into Colorado’s largest and most comprehensive provider of cancer care with 58 physicians treating patients in 20 community-based locations across the state.