The reason for certain grape varieties performing well in one region, yet horribly in others, boils down to each region’s overall climate.
The most common method when pairing wine to food is complementing. That is, pairing wine that has a similar weight, richness, and flavor components as the food.
As a kid I had an obsession with sports card collecting. Wine collecting is no different; one needn’t be a millionaire to get started.
Burgundy is home to the purest expression of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir on the planet. Besides the fact Burgundy is the ancestral home of these two noble varieties, it is how the varieties are produced, and how the effect of the land coaxes the best characteristics of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that other regions in the world simply cannot match.
In part one of a series of posts on wine and food pairing, Charles breaks down a few of the basics.
In this post we are highlighting two notable Rhône Valley appellations
Charles Kirkwood, Director of Wine & Spirits at Saratogawine.com, breaks down a market analysis of Château Lafite Rothschild. There are only a handful of estates worldwide that have the cachet of Lafite Rothschild. Even less so are estates that not only have the value stability, but a history of continual appreciation.
Join Charles as he explains the history and value of the Burgundy region. The most valuable bottlings produced in the world originate in this tiny corner of France, but so do stunning values from lesser known villages throughout the region.