What I love so much about the world of discovering wine is that it truly is a journey. You can never know everything, and there’s always something new to learn and experience … and, yes, to taste!
I particularly enjoy “Old World” wine regions like Bordeaux, Tuscany, and Burgundy. We just returned from the latter two regions.
We’ve traveled to Burgundy multiple times over the years and just recently visited the region again with a very close group of friends. Our tasting adventure included two fantastic small producers: Domaine Jessiaume in Santenay and Domaine Dussort in Meursault.
Our last day was spent in the beautiful historic cellars of Joseph Drouhin and Louis Jadot in Beaune. Both are wines I’ve featured over the years on Goodtaste, and both can be found at H-E-B stores all over Texas!
I love the traditional Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs that the Burgundy region produces. They are complex with layers of flavors, and they pair beautifully with food!
Speaking of food—the French do it so well. Yes, the artistry on the plate is something to behold, but then there’s the taste! We had the traditional French delicacy of escargot at almost every meal, but if you find yourself in Burgundy, the best escargot we experienced was at a restaurant in Santenay called Le Terroir. These tasty snails are served piping hot in a ceramic dish. A delicious drenching of rich butter and outrageous amounts of garlic grab your taste buds and, believe me, you don’t want them to let go!
Thank you again to the wonderful vineyards who hosted us. If you’d like more information about our stay or spots I recommend, please email me at Goodtaste@tanjipatton.com. Cheers!