Wine Travels and Reviews

October 12, 2015

The following events at the Boulder Burgundy Festival (Oct. 22-25) events still have some availability. Click the links below to purchase tickets!

Champagne and Petrossian Caviar Kickoff Party
with food provided by Cured
Thursday, October 22, 5:00-7:30 pm
$75 per person

Click here to reserve.

“Best Value Burgundy Wines” Lunch
Oak Restaurant
Friday, October 23, 11:30 am

October 2, 2015

One of the most anticipated events of this year's Boulder Burgundy Festival is the “A tour of Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru” seminar on October 25.

Yes, grape grower and winemaker Jean-Charles le Bault de la Morinière will be there to discuss the wines of his family's historic Bonneau du Martray estate.

And yes, Food & Wine magazine's executive wine editor Ray Isle (you know, the guy from the "Today Show") and one of the most beloved wine writers in the country will be there as well.

But many of the Burgundy insiders will...

September 25, 2015

We are thrilled to have Ray Isle from Food & Wine with us this year. We have added him to the panel with Jean-Charles le Bault de la Morinière and Importer Paul Wasserman for what is certain to be a mind-blowing combination of wines and educational discussion. We have selected Jeremy Parzen of Do Bianchi and the man behind our fantastic social media presence to be the moderator of the panel. The selection of Corton Charlemagne will include vintages 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, and 2001. Come taste seven vintages from this iconic...

September 11, 2015

We've been working diligently to update the Boulder Burgundy Festival site with event descriptions and the flights of wines to poured.

Please click here to view the updated website.

And just to give you a taste of some of the spectacular lots that will be poured, here's the preview of the Domaine Dujac Dinner (October 23):

Join us for what is certain to be an amazing experience at The Academy in Boulder on Friday, October 23. We will have the extraordinary opportunity to occupy this special facility for the evening to host our group of 50 guests based on the generosity of the team at The Academy. The evening’s wine service is being provided by Master...

September 9, 2015

Two Boulder hotels are offering discounted rates for Boulder Burgundy Festival attendees.

St. Julien Hotel & Spa 900 Walnut St.
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 406-9696
$279 per night
a great deal for this hotel

Just mention that you are attending the festival when you call to reserve.

Please note that there is limited availability for this discounted rate and that on September 25, the hotel will begin to release unreserved rooms to guests.

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

September 4, 2015

For the third year in a row, The Little Nell will be partnering with the Boulder Burgundy Festival. Master Sommelier and The Little Nell wine director Carlton McCoy talks about his team's participation and what makes his program unique in the panorama of fine wine service in the U.S. today. It's always fascinating to hear what Carlton has to say...

Tell us a little bit about The Little Nell's history with the festival.

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September 1, 2015

Registration for the 2015 is NOW OPEN!

Click here to view registration details.

And please note: The festival sells out very quickly. Please grab your spots asap to ensure availability.

August 15, 2015

We are thrilled to announce that
is now available online!

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In coming weeks we'll be adding detailed descriptions of each event, including some of the wines that will be featured.

We plan to open registration on Tuesday, September 1. 

So please stay tuned! Many of the events will sell out quickly after we begin taking reservations. 


August 5, 2015

It was the harvest of 1997 when Food & Wine magazine executive wine editor Ray Isle gave up a promising career as a fiction writer and professor (he was teaching creative writing at Stanford) to pursue his passion for wine.

"I was working as a cellar rat during harvest at Clos LaChance Wines, up above Saratoga, California," he has said when being interviewed, "while teaching creative writing at Stanford. I was at the winery at about 7 a.m. punching down fermenting Pinot Noir grapes, which is hard, tedious work. But the mist was clearing off the mountains in front of me, the air smelled of new Pinot Noir, and I thought to myself, the hell with academia. I'm switching...

July 31, 2015

It is with extreme pleasure and pride that we share this news: Bonneau du Martray is to be the featured domaine at this year's Boulder Burgundy Festival.

And festival guests will be joined by the domaine's legacy winemaker Jean-Charles le Bault de la Morinière, one of the most charismatic and dynamic personages working in fine wine today. He will be pouring and speaking about his wines.

Not only will be the featured producer dinner on the Saturday night of the festival but he will also deliver a seminar on his wines on Sunday morning.

Above: The Corton hill of Corton-...