Wine Travels and Reviews

October 24, 2016

We've just posted a quick recap of yesterday's seminar and tasting led by led by Master of Wine and author Jancis Robinson (center), legacy Burgundy producer Étienne de Montille (left), and Master Sommelier Brett Zimmerman (right), founder of the Boulder Burgundy Festival.

Click here for the festival blog (which we will continue to update in coming days with images and stories from the festival).

Congratulations again to Brett and his team for a fantastic festival and heartfelt thanks to Jancis and Étienne for their participation and invaluable contribution!


October 15, 2016

The Boulder Burgundy Festival 2016 is nearly completely sold-out.

A few spots are still available for Étienne de Montille and Jancis Robinson's seminar and tasting on Sunday morning.

And there are still tickets available for the Grand Tasting on Sunday afternoon, the last event of the gathering.

It's been a thrill for us to watch the interest in the festival grow each year. Thank you for your continued support!


September 30, 2016

Tickets are still available for the following Boulder Burgundy Festival 2016 events but they are going fast:

Old and Rare Burgundy Seminar
with Master Sommeliers Jay Fletcher, Bobby Stuckey,
and Carlton McCoy with Special Guest
Friday, October 21

Étienne de Montille Dinner at Frasca Food and Wine
Saturday, October 22

Seminar and Tasting: “To stem or not to stem”
with Jancis Robinson MW and...

September 28, 2016

A number of events at this year's Boulder Burgundy Festival are already sold out.

Please be sure to reserve at your earliest convenience to ensure availability.

And in case you've missed it on our social media, we've been posting regularly about our events over on the Boulder Burgundy Festival blog.

Click here to view.

Between legacy producer Étienne de Montille and keynote speaker Jancis Robinson, MW, this year's event will surely be remembered as one of the best ever.

Click here to read...

September 2, 2016

Thursday, October 20
Champagne Kickoff Party

Featuring the luxury Champagne Brands of LVMH including: Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame, Krug, and Dom Ruinart.

The Champagne Kickoff Party is a great way to meet and mingle with other guests on the festival’s opening night. Live music and a Champagne-friendly spread add the convivial nature of the event. But the best part is getting to taste these wines with leading wine professionals and learning about emerging trends in Champagne. This year’s offering will include a wide selection of grower Champagnes, vintage-dated Champagnes, and a handful of rare and hard-to-fine wines sourced especially for the occasion.

August 30, 2016

Event registration is now open! Click here to register.

Now in its sixth year, the Boulder Burgundy Festival (October 20-23) is thrilled to welcome two of the wine world's brightest stars: Legacy winemaker and vigneron Étienne de Montille of the Domaine de Montille (Volnay) and Master of Wine and Financial Times wine columnist Jancis Robinson.

One of the things that sets the Boulder Burgundy Festival apart from the many excellent wine events that take place across the U.S. each year is the gathering's convivial spirit. From the Paulée-Inspired Lunch at Flagstaff House to the family-style seating at the Saturday evening producer dinner at...

June 24, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Master of Wine Jancis Robinson (below) — one of the top wine writers in the world today — will be the keynote speaker of this year's Boulder Burgundy Festival (October 20-23, 2016)! Wine critic for the Financial Times, editor of the landmark Oxford Companion to Wine and Wine Grapes (the world's most comprehensive ampelographic survey), and a ...

March 4, 2016
Now in its sixth year, we are pleased to announce the dates of the Boulder Burgundy Festival 2016: October 20-23, 2016. 
Please save the dates and stay tuned for updates on the featured domaine, our guest speakers, ticket sales, events, and other news.
Burgundy lovers, we will see you in October! 
January 15, 2016

This morning, a Prosecco grower and winemaker posted the below photo on his social media (Friday, January 15).

In Italian, this phase of the bud development (and the vegetative cycle of the vine) is called the cotonosa phase because a cotton-like film develops on the bud as it swelss up.

In English, it is called bud swell.

Here's a great overview of bud development from the Cornell University website....

January 8, 2016
Welcome back, everyone, to the Boulder Wine Mechant blog and thanks for being here!
Ever since the wine renaissance swept the country a few decades ago, top wine writers, critics, and pundits have regularly posted their annual "wine predictions" for the new year. 
For our first post of the new year, we'd like to share some of their insights here.
Happy reading and stay tuned for another year of the Boulder Wine Merchant blog.
(There have been other wonderful new year's predictions posts by some of our favorite writers but because they are behind paywalls, we can't share them...