The Boulder Burgundy Festival takes place November 11-13 at various locations around the city, including the Embassy Suites Hotel, Blackbelly, and Steakhouse No. 316. The event kicks off on Friday with a sustainability seminar, focusing on environmentally friendly winemaking, followed by dinner with wines from Grand Cru climates.
On Saturday, guests will enjoy a Paulée-inspired lunch with a selection of rare Burgundy wines and a steakhouse dinner featuring Burgundy producers. The final day of the festival includes a seminar on Burgundy’s rising stars and a grand tasting of over 200 Burgundy wines.
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A Nonprofit Organization
The Boulder Burgundy Festival is a nonprofit organization committed to giving back to the community. Its mission is to celebrate Burgundy wine through festivals, seminars, tastings, and meals while raising money for those in need. The organization is dedicated to supporting education for wine professionals, providing medical aid, and supplying food for children experiencing hunger.
What is Burgundy Wine?
Burgundy wine hails from the Burgundy region of Eastern France, made from vines growing in valleys and soil near the Rhone River. It stands out from other wines for a few reasons, including its rich and lengthy history (which dates back to the second century BC).
However, Burgundy wine is perhaps most famous for its terroir, a French term that essentially describes the essence of a region. Terroir considers the effects of an area’s climate, soil, and terrain on the wine’s taste and flavors. Certain regions are known for having more terroir than others and Burgundy is one of them.
Burgundy wine is a sought-after sip for its variety, as well, due to the fact that vineyards in this part of France are highly influenced by various microclimates rather than one type of steady weather. Even nearby vineyards can grow vastly different grapes. As a result of all the above, Burgundy wine is frequently more expensive (and well worth it) than vino that comes from other places.
The Boulder Burgundy Festival offers you the chance to drink this high-quality wine while supporting a high-quality cause. Cheers to making a difference!