Wine Travels and Reviews

February 28, 2017

It's official: The 2017 Boulder Burgundy Festival will be held October 13-15.

And we couldn't be more thrilled to announce that New York Times wine writer Eric Asimov (below) will be our featured speaker and guest.

Eric has been the chief wine critic for the Times since 2004 and he is also the author of one of our favorite wine books, How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto (2014).

He also happens to be one of the nicest people writing about wine today and we couldn't be more happy to have him join us this year and have him share his insights into the wines of Burgundy!


February 3, 2017

As many of you know we are now offering a fantastic selection of fine foods: organic pasta, European fish, chocolates, tea, olive oil, and more.  I have asked a few of our favorite chefs around town to help with creating unique, simple, and delicious recipes that incorporate our new products.  Sal Proia, executive chef at PMG has sent us these three outstanding recipes for our customers to try.  PMG is one of...

December 6, 2016

This past Sunday I was fortunate to be invited to a dinner among friends that featured 21 different wines from the famous Château de Beaucastel in Châteauneuf du Pape.  We enjoyed some of the recent releases of the white, red, and their special Hommage à Jacques Perrin bottling with the vertical going back to the 1979 vintage.  I must say, in all of my years of working in the business I have not had the opportunity to taste this many Beaucastel wines in one tasting.  It was quite a treat and my opinion of these wines has completely changed.

Working in the wine trade and as a sommelier for many years I was exposed to many sommeliers constantly talking about Brettanomyces when discussing the wines...

November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year.  As a sommelier what better opportunity to showcase my work than a holiday that is focused on people getting together to eat and drink?  I love helping customers with food and beverage pairing while finding a few minutes to catch up about life and friendship.  Plus, I get the chance to see all of my favorite customers who visit the store on the days leading up the big meal.  I am honored to help inspire and guide people to find great beverages that will enhance their meal and time with friends and family. 

If you are curious to know what I will be drinking this Thursday I have decided to share my list of wines to be used as inspiration.  I...

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...