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Archive for July 2nd, 2012

How could we miss the fine dining experience in Burgundy? This is the country that defines the meaning of fine dining and also home to the Michelin Star Guide.

Le Beneton is a Michelin 1-star restaurant in the town of Beaune.  The restaurant could sit about 30 people with a chic and cool ambience. Our waiter was quite proud and spoke with a very confidence tone. He was not rude but rather sure of his recommendation. (more…)

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Most of the domains in Burgundy are still family owned and quite small.  On average the domains own about 6 to 8 hectares of land, producing roughly 30,000 bottles a year.

It is rare for one domain to own the whole parcel of vineyard.

When Sylvia at Domaine Rossignol-Trapet told us they started biodynamic in 1997 and finally received the certification in 2008, I wondered how they could control the quality? If the domain does not own all the vines, what if the vines next to yours are spread with chemicals? (more…)

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