Skip to comments.Burgundy Fans Have Reasons to Worry
Posted on 11/25/2012 4:33:38 AM PST by Renfield
BEAUNE, FRANCE Is it time for Burgundy lovers to panic? Are the prices of these most exquisite and expressive wines about to spiral into the stratosphere, propelled by a burgeoning generation of Burgundy fans from China? In short, is Burgundy about to go the way of Bordeaux?
Those fears were weighing on many peoples minds last weekend at least, those who spend euros, dollars, pounds or yen, rather than renminbi at the biggest annual wine party in Burgundy, three days of not-always-fine dining and drinking that surround the Hospices de Beaune charity auction.
At the auction, the latest vintage of wine from the Hospices, a hospital and former almshouse that is also one of the most prominent vineyard owners in Burgundy, is sold. The sale serves as an early indicator of interest in a vintage, as well as broader gauge of the state of the Burgundy wine economy......
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Time to stock up on Burgundies.
The writing on the wall was in two foot high lettering.
NOTHing will ever be the same again and the cost of living has just gone through the roof.
California Cabs are the same grape
Wasn’t sure if the reference was to Ron Burgundy or what.
Not sure what this writers is talking about about. DRC wines have been in the stratosphere for decades.
Oregon Pinot Noirs are a very acceptable substitute. Some vineyards prune the vines in exactly the same way as Burgundy—and the results are spectacular, at a fraction of the cost.
“Oregon Pinot Noirs are a very acceptable substitute. Some vineyards prune the vines in exactly the same way as Burgundyand the results are spectacular, at a fraction of the cost.”
I agree. In ten years or maybe 15, we will be getting great wines from China.
As long as I can get cheap red at Walmart, HEB, or Trader Joe’s, I’m happy (and healthy). And so far, not a problem.
Haven’t they heard of price controls? ((snort!!)) Have the govt set the price of wine so everyone can afford it. Whoever makes the wine certainly has certainly made enough money in the past exploiting worker grapes.
There are plenty of good wines around so worry not.
The entire country has been polluted.
What goes best with my Grey Poupon?
My Government told me it was almost zero! And they have also some excellent waterfront property to sell me from Back East. /sarc
No, they’re not. Burgundian reds come from Pinot Noir.
I have the paper, and when I can afford the gas money, I'm gonn'a take a drive n'go SEE it !
and Malbecs from Argentina, Shiraz from Australia, whites from New Zealand, Tuscans from CA foothills...What a wonderful world. And you can order them all on your free 0bamaphone.
This is confusing.
I thought a wine can only be called a "Bordeaux" wine if the grapes and the wines made from the grapes come from France.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a Bordeaux varietal not a Burgundy varietal.
Hint: If the wine bottle has a gently sloping neck it is a burgundy or burgundy blend. If it has a squared off neck it is a bordeaux or bordeaux blend.
No they aren’t. The red Burgundies use the Pinot Noir grape.
And six years ago the headlines were:
“French Vinters Awash in too much wine”