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Posts Tagged ‘ Chablis ’


Somm Guild Chablis Tutored Tasting

Fabulous tasting today with the Somm Guild at CorkBuzz! Matt Stamp MS led a tutored tasting of different appelations, from Petit Chablis to Grand Cru. The first hour was basically a history of the region from 90 AD … the Romans made wine, yet waves of different rulers changed the structure every few centuries. Then, […]


11th Edition Les Grands Jours in Burgundy

Fabulous 11th edition of the Grands Jours for trade and media in Burgundy. This was my 3rd time at the event (which takes place every two years) and involves tasting the wines of various regions each day of the week. For example, Monday’s event took place at the Maison des Vins de Chablis et du […]


Chablis comes to New York!

Buffet in Chablis …. Most of you know what a fabulous experience I had this March in Burgundy, when journalists had a chance to visit the various regions and try wines of many different producers. I really enjoyed my time in Chablis, where I actually got very close to identifying the seven Grand Cru in […]


Hello from Grands Jours in Chablis

Sunshine so brilliant greeted our arrival in Chablis for this week long "fete" to showcase the treasures of Burgundy it was in direct contrast to the rain and chill of two years prior, where umbrellas and coats were necessary to protect against the winter chill. One of the hazards of being a wine educator and […]


How to Train Yourself to Memorize Varietal Characteristics

White Burgundy Tasting Imagine yourself at a very elegant restaurant, hosting an important client, or trying to impress a date. You both decide on white fish as an entrée, so you are leaning toward a white wine. And since Chardonnay is such a popular grape, and Burgundy, France, such a respected region, you decide to […]


Chablis Soiree

Women at Chablis Event … so after enjoying Grand Cru Chablis after an excellent presentation on the subject, many of Manhattan’s top journalists came to celebrate at the SoHo Grand. Earlier that day there had been an excellent presentation on Chablis wines (read about it here)   Sushma and Christian Above you can see one […]


Discussing Grand Cru Chablis with Laurent Drouhin

Laurent Drouhin Ever wondered how to define the difference between Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2008 and Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2008? Laurent Drouhin with Honora Horan (center) and Harriet Lembeck at a walk around tasting of the 2008 vintage from the Drouhin family. At the tasting, I chatted with Mr. […]