I do really believe that wine is one of the most beautiful living foods I am blessed to indulge in. And you must realize of course, that I am not alone. While I’m sure, that many cultures would disagree with me, I do believe that wine is something you have to grow in maturity to truly appreciate. I thing in my early fourties, was when I finally started growing out of my beer period. In the search for something different, I paused momentarily with the sweet, and strong taste of hard liquor, only to realize I didn’t really have the taste buds for it. Wine however, and burgundy wine in particular is a totally different story. The years that it can take for a talented vineyard to to come up with the right combination of flavors and nuances to produce a gifted wine. The talented and creative vineyards of the burgundy region, seem to understand my tastes perfectly.
It doesn’t mean, that only a fine burgundy like Tollot~Beaut Aloxe Corton will soothe my pallet, but it doesn’t hurt either. That is after all, one of my favorite wines ever. But, there is something to be said for the wines that are grown just a few hours drive from Paris. It would make a great addition to gift baskets. My first taste of it was during a remarkable celebration with some very close friends, so that could have been part of the magic. But even to this day. I still enjoy a glass.
This particular region of the world has been making fantastic wines for century. So, while the scientists may disagree, I believe that there is something more in the soil now then there was the first grapes were planted and turned into wine hundreds of years ago. If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend visiting the area yourself and tasting first hand, the exquisite variety of wines available in the region. The region of Burgundy is made up of several sub-regions. The Cote d’Or, Yvonne, Saône et Loire, Grand Auxerrois, and Chablis. They each have their own specialties and unique tastes. After thousands of years of wine making, the thousands of wine growers currently in the regions continue to produce excellent burgundies in the millions of bottles that come pouring out every year.