7 Best Bet Burgundy Wines - catch some of our favorite Burgundian wine ambassadors at a variety of price points and understand what makes Burgundy one of the most sought after bottles in the world. Small production points thanks in part to tricky weather conditions, distinct soil types, multi-generational winemaking legacies, and remarkable international demand make the wines of Burgundy a popular stop on the wine education trail. Check out our top picks for well-distributed Burgundian wines here.
Freixenet wines, Spain's leading Cava producer, has just rolled out an exceptional, value-driven Spanish wine collection to the U.S. market. The Mia Red showcases ripe red fruit and earth-driven character built on the versatile legacy of the Tempranillo grape.
Carrying considerable fruit-forward, expect to find plenty of ripe red fruit on the nose with a touch of earth and wisp of spice playing in the background. The palate shows another solid round of fruit with super supple tannins and a medley of warm spicy notes all wrapped up in a medium-bodied profile.
2011 Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon from Stag's Leap Wine Cellars packs plenty of structure and palate appeal into a well-woven wine.
Burgundy wine country travel opportunities tend to center around the world renown wines and estates of this internationally esteemed region. With plenty of overlap between the wine and local gastronomy, the tastes and sights of Burgundy beckon travelers to get a firsthand glimpse of the area. From biking the vineyards, to tours and tastings at wine estates to the local (and delicious!) mustard mill or exploring 12th century cellars beneath the streets of Beaune to catching a slice of medieval history at the Hospices de Beaune, there's plenty to see and do in Burgundy.
World renown dry, white wines, based firmly on the noble Chardonnay grape, laden with expressive aromatics, steely minerality and delicious acidity, the wines of Chablis are exceptionally food-friendly, working overtime as some of Burgundy's best ambassadors.
Petite Sirah is a red wine grape that is named for its "petite" grape size, and is not a reference to this wine's palate impressions, which remain intense, full-bodied and brimming with big, bold flavors.
The wines of Alsace are made for food. Bursting with lively, food-friendly acidity with alcohol levels kept well in check, Alsatian wines run quite dry and steer towards white wine grape varieties.
Piedmont is one of the top dogs in Italy's wine mosaic. Bringing the heavy-hitting wines of Barolo and Barbaresco to the world via the Nebbiolo grape, Piedmont also embraces the softer styles of Barbera and Moscato. Read more...
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