By Brough Gurney-Randall, Sales Director & Business Development
It is the rarity and elusive nature of Burgundy wines that makes them so fascinating and why the region attracts so many visitors every year. We run two very different tours to Burgundy: the first caters for self-confessed ‘wine nuts’, the second for ‘foodies’.
DRINK LIKE KINGS
Aficionadoes can nose and masticate their way through some of the region’s great names exploring as many cellars as possible, while simultaneously raiding stocks of Burgundy greats no longer available on the market but squirrelled away for your enjoyment.
Many years of buying from the region means we can help you to nose around and introduce you to some of the best up and coming producers and even help you buy wines direct. Meet vignerons in their cellars and enjoy tastings of exceptional recent vintages from village level through to Premier and Grand Crus wines. You can even watch first-hand the toasting of the barrels by local coopers.
We stay at a cluster of cottages where the central guest house allows us to throw our own parties using whatever wine is appropriate for the occasion.
Here at Tastes, we hold our own stock bought judiciously over the years and organise our Burgundy trips in such a way that, if necessary, we can throw in bottles that are no longer readily available locally.
It is this flexibility that makes our visits to the region unique.
DINE LIKE QUEENS
This trip offers foodies who are eager to explore a region exulted for both its food and wine the chance to join a local chef and learn traditional recipes using local produce while the younger and more readily approachable wines complement the delicious local cuisine.
Enjoy a charming house party overlooking the Cote d’Or vineyards and kick back Burgundy style. Located on the craggy ridge overlooking Beaune, at the heart of this oenophile’s paradise, there is no better place for breakfast or that all important aperitif as the sun sets before dinner.
Join us as we explore the famous markets of Beaune and Dijon; sample the famous Epoisses and Langres cheeses with local farmers and meet a surprising Burgundian jam-maker.