The Masraffs, particularly Russell Masraff, have a passion for Burgundian wines. Make plans to join them the evening of April 1st, where Chef Jonathan will be creating a remarkable menu to pair with these world class wines…
The reason for our visit to Burgundy was to explore the highly acclaimed villages of the regions to become familiar with the many French wine appellations. For a region that only produces two varietals, chardonnay and pinot noir, the selection is extensive and the flavor profiles of the many AOC’s are so different.
Le Cote D’Or—the golden hills of Burgundy absolutely glisten in the Fall. The leaves of some of the world’s most valued grape vines are taking their final bow before the cold winter sets in. I’d been to Burgundy once before back in 2000…exactly one year before 9/11. It was a less complicated, more innocent time to travel, especially to wine regions where we always found treasured bottles to carry back on the plane.
Ten years ago I co-hosted twice with Regis Philbin when the program was looking for a replacement for Kathi Lee. It was a whirwind trip to NY – my nerves were a wreck. I didn’t sleep for days before, but it was an experience I’ll never forget. Regis was delightful. Turns out it was a […]
When I look for info from the local experts on wine, I often turn to Janet Easterling and Joe Baker. Both are sommeliers, and both are incredible wine connoisseurs. Janet is currently a wine consultant to a number of upscale San Antonio restaurants. She also can be found at Bergheim Cellars on Hwy 46, so […]