Burgundy Wine Festival

Boulder Wine Merchant is proud to announce the Fourth Annual Boulder Burgundy Festival, to be held November 21-23, 2014.

The gathering is one of the leading Burgundy events in the U.S. today and it attracts top Burgundy producers and leading wine professionals from across the country.

“As a retailer of fine wines,” says Master Sommelier and Boulder Wine Merchant owner Brett Zimmerman, “it is impossible not to love the spectacular wines of Burgundy. The greatest tragedy of loving these wines is not tasting the great ones often enough. Selfishly, we thought hosting a Burgundy Festival would be the perfect opportunity to celebrate the wines of the region by tasting and sharing them with some of our friends, customers, restaurateurs, suppliers, and producers. During this three-day extravaganza we will be able to drink some of the rarest wines of Burgundy due largely in part to the amazing generosity of our supplier partners.”

The three-day celebration of Burgundy wines includes tastings and seminars with winemakers and top U.S. wine directors, as well as wine dinners hosted by Boulder’s best restaurants.

Featured Sommeliers include:

Grant Reynolds, Charlie Bird, NYC
Eric Railsback, Les Merchands, Santa Barbara
Jordan Salcito, Momofuku, NYC
Robert Bohr, Grand Cru Selections, NYC
Rajat Parr, Sandhi and Domaine de la Cote Wines, Santa Barbara
Rajeev Vaidya, Restaurant Daniel, NYC
Mark Bright, Saison, San Francisco
Jay Fletcher, MS, Director of Fine Wine for Southern Wine and Spirits, Aspen
Carlton McCoy, MS, Wine Director of the Little Nell Hotel, Aspen
Chubby Oveges, Assistant Food and Beverage of the Little Nell Hotel, Aspen
Matt Mather, Sommelier with Frasca Food and Wine, Boulder
Carlin Karr, Sommelier with Frasca Food and Wine, Boulder
Bobby Stuckey, MS, Owner of Frasca Food and Wine, Boulder
Richard Betts, MS My Essential Wines, Sombra, Scratch & Sniff Wine Book
Carla Rzeszewski, TLU Wine Co.
Melanie Kaman, The Flagstaff House
Brett Zimmerman, MS, Owner of Boulder Wine Merchant, Boulder

Event Details:

Guild of Sommeliers “Old and Rare” Burgundy Tasting

Friday, November 21, 11:00 a.m.
Frasca Food & Wine
$200 per person, 40 seats available - SOLD OUT

Join Sommeliers Jay Fletcher MS, Bobby Stuckey MS, Brett Zimmerman MS, and Jordan Salcito for a tour of Burgundy’s finest producers, climats, and vintages from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. This rare collection of aged Burgundy was made available to us from the Guild of Sommeliers cellar. An exquisite collection sourced from a top collector who has cellared the wines in ideal conditions since release.

The list of wines follows:

  • 2004 Domaine Jean Collet Chablis Valmur Grand Cru
  • 1993 Domaine Ramonet Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet, Grand Cru
  • 1998 Domaine Paul Pernot, Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru
  • 1976 Camille Giroud, Corton-Clos du Roi Grand Cru
  • 1995 Domaine Michel Lafarge, Beaune-Grèves 1er
  • 1990 Louis Jadot, Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru
  • 1982 Domaine Georges Roumier, Ruchottes -Chambertin Grand Cru
  • 1998 Domaine Emmanuel Rouget, Vosne-Romanée Les Beaumonts 1er

Register on the Guild of Sommeliers site.

Lignier-Michelot Dinner with Virgile Lignier-Michelot and the Little Nell

Friday, November 21, 6:00 p.m.
Flagstaff House
$295 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Seating will be very limited.

Please contact the Flagstaff House for reservations at (303) 442-4640.

Join Virgile Lignier-Michelot from Morey St. Denis at the Flagstaff House with Special Guest Sommeliers and Chef team from The Little Nell in Aspen.

A portion of each ticket will be donated to the Davis Phinney Foundation.

We are thrilled to announce that two outstanding producers will be attending the Boulder Burgundy Festival: Virgile Lignier-Michelot and Guillaume d’Angerville. The Flagstaff House is the ideal venue to feature these delicious Côte de Nuits Pinot Noir wines. Virgile is a third-generation producer working the family-owned vines of Morey-St. Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, and Gevrey-Chambertin. Virgile took over for his father starting in 2000. Before that time, the wines were typically sold in barrel to the négoce. With amazing vineyards and passionate dedication to farming and winemaking, the Lignier-Michelot winery is a rising star in Burgundy.

The Flagstaff House team will be working together with the team from The Little Nell in Aspen. Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy will be helping run the wine team for the evening and chef Brian Moscatello will be adding his flair and inspiration to The Flagstaff House kitchen. Virgile and importer Paul Wasserman will be in attendance for the evening while we take a virtual tour through the top villages of Burgundy. We will begin with two white wines from the Wasserman, and follow with a collection of wines from Chambolle and Morey-St. Denis – including two vintages of Clos de la Roche Grand Cru!

We have added the David Phinney Foundation to our list of beneficiaries this year. The Flagstaff House has generously committed to sending a portion of each ticket to the foundation.

Wines featured at the Flagstaff House Dinner:

  • 2011 François Mikulski, Meursault
  • 2010 Bruno Clair, Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
  • 2011 Lignier-Michelot "En Rue de Vergy," Morey St. Denis
  • 2011 Lignier-Michelot Faconnieres 1er, Morey St. Denis
  • 2011 Lignier-Michelot Chambolle-Musigny (Magnum)
  • 2011 Lignier-Michelot Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
  • 2006 Lignier-Michelot Clos de la Roche Grand Cru

Paulée-Inspired Lunch

Hosted at the Flagstaff House with collaboration from The Little Nell Restaurant and a team of the Country’s Finest Sommeliers
November 22, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Flagstaff House
$155 per person, plus tax and gratuity

Please contact the Flagstaff House for reservations at (303) 442-4640.

A portion of each ticket will be donated to the Davis Phinney Foundation.

The Paulée in Meursault is traditionally a celebration that takes place at the end harvest in Burgundy among friends and family. This soulful tradition combines hours of dining enjoyment with plentiful offerings of wine from each attending producer.

Inspired by this tradition, the Flagstaff House lunch will feature a “dream team” of the nation’s finest sommeliers to host and guide you through hours of Burgundy tasting. This humble, professional group will be your wine concierge squad for the day.

We have carefully selected a wide range of amazing Burgundy wines to enjoy with the Burgundy inspired menu. A selection of over 50 different wines will be chosen to highlight great villages, vintages and producers. The parade of wines will accompany a delicious combination of regional dishes prepared by chefs Mark Monette from the Flagstaff House and Brian Moscatello from the Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado

Marquis d’Angerville Dinner with Guillaume d’Angerville

Saturday, November 22, 6:00 p.m.
Frasca Food and Wine
$325 per person, 75 seats available
Dinner includes the menu, wine pairings, tax and gratuity. - SOLD OUT

To purchase your seat, please contact Erin Pommer, Director of Events, to purchase your ticket by emailing erin@frascafoodandwine.com or calling (303) 442-0608.

Join Guillaume d’Angerville from Domaine Marquis d’Angerville in Volnay at Frasca Food and Wine.

Continuing with our tradition for the past four years, we will transform Frasca into a French restaurant for an evening with a Burgundy inspired menu and one of Burgundy’s greatest producers, Guillaume d’Angerville.

The D’Angerville Volnay wines come from a collection of the greatest Premier Cru vineyards in the commune, which happen to also be among the most sought-after bottles in Burgundy. Guillaume is one of today’s star producers of Burgundy. He took the reigns of the family domaine in 2003 when his father, Jacques, passed away. After many years in banking, Guillaume immediately rose to the challenging expectations of a fine-wine audience who had come to know the accomplishments of his talented father. Guillaume has exceeded these expectations and now runs a domaine that produces some of the most sought after wines in France. The D’Angerville wines are refined and precise – a perfect example of Volnay at its finest.

Bobby Stuckey and the Frasca team will host an amazing evening of food, wine, and service for a limited number of guests. We will be honored to include a few special guest sommeliers from around the country for the evening as well. The wine team has selected an extremely rare offering from the D’Angerville winery to accompany the fall inspired Burgundy menu.

Chablis Brunch

A Tasting Tour of The Finest Producers in Chablis
Sunday, November 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Kitchen Upstairs
$50 all inclusive - SOLD OUT

Proceeds Benefit The Growe Foundation.

The wines of Chablis are among sommeliers favorites. The richness of Chardonnay cut with the bracing acidity and delicate, but firm mineral notes make these wines some of Burgundy’s finest food-pairing wines. It is not often that people get the opportunity to taste the finest producers of the appellation. Most of the time the wines of Raveneau, Dauvissat, and Pico can only be acquired from select sources and available only in bottles.We are fortunate to have a few great contacts in the business that have helped us source some special offerings for this tasting. We will be showing three vintages of Raveneau Montée de Tonnerre 1er cru: 2001, 2004, and 2005.

Additionally, we should have a few offerings from Dauvissat, Thomas Pico, Louis Michel and many more. This will be the value event of the weekend. Join us for this special tour of Chablis wines while enjoying the delicious savory brunch cuisine of The Kitchen Upstairs. This will be a cocktail reception format and limited based on the size of the space.

Seminar

Guillaume D’Angerville from Domaine Marquis d’Angerville in Volnay
Sunday, November 23 12:00 p.m.
The Hotel Boulderado
$150 per person, 75 seat capacity

Proceeds Benefit The Growe Foundation

We are tremendously honored to have Guillaume d’Angerville of Domaine Marquis d'Angerville, one of Burgundy’s finest estates. His Volnay wines come from a collection of the greatest Premier Cru vineyards in the commune, which happen to also be among the most sought-after bottles in Burgundy.

Guillaume is one of today’s star producers of Burgundy. He took the reigns of the family domaine in 1983 when his father, Jacques, passed away. After many years in banking, Guillaume immediately rose to the challenging expectations of a fine-wine audience who had come to know the accomplishments of his talented father. Guillaume has exceeded these expectations and now runs a domaine that produces some of the most sought after wines in France. The D’Angerville wines are refined and precise – a perfect example of Volnay at its finest.

To showcase these stunning wines, we have chosen the grand ballroom at the Hotel Boulderado to host a seminar featuring a tour of Volnay Premier Cru. We will have a selection of top sommeliers joining Guillaume on the panel with the intention of developing an interesting and informative discussion. This will be a rare opportunity to taste these wines and listen to a seminar hosted by Guillaume. Seats are limited.

Grand Tasting

Sunday, November 23 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Hotel Boulderado Grand Ballroom
$85 per person. Seats are limited.

Proceeds Benefit The Growe Foundation

The Grand Tasting will be a fantastic opportunity to taste over 200 different selections of amazing Burgundy wines. We have asked our suppliers to select the best Burgundy wines from their portfolio to share with our community of wine drinkers. It is rare for these wines will all be opened at the same time, and especially in the same room! Don’t miss this opportunity to educate yourself on some of the great wines of the Burgundy region. The tasting will be hosted by the Boulderado Hotel on 13th Street and will start at 3:00 PM.

 

 

Accommodations

Hotel Boulderado
2115 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
800-433-4344

Discounted room rates from Thursday, November 20 to Monday, November 24, with mention of the Boulder Burgundy Festival and Booking ID #15637.

Traditional Queen Room: $189 (typically starting at $254)
Pine Street Guest House: $209
Deluxe Room with two Queen Beds: $209
Boulderado King Room: $229
Classic King Room: $249
Elegant One Bedroom Suite: $294
Presidential Suite: $324

Best Western Plus Boulder Inn
770 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 449-3800

Discounted room rates Thursday, November 20 – Monday, November 24 with reference code “BURGUNDY.” Call (800) 233-8469 to book.

Room with one King Bed: $119 (typically $169.99)