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Stacy Slinkard

What is Burgundy Wine?

By July 31, 2013

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Red Burgundy, white Burgundy - is it a place name, a grape name, or an odd mix from the color wheel? Many would-be oenophiles get tripped up on Burgundy - a famous wine growing region in east-central France - that produces some of the world's most coveted wines made from two grapes: Chardonnay (aka "white" Burgundy) and Pinot Noir ("red Burgundy").

Offering a complex classification system, often unfamiliar village, estate, and négociant names on the labels, and paradigm-setting wines that up and coming regions around the globe seek to emulate, Burgundy is the crown jewel of the French wine scene on a variety of levels. Read more about Burgundy wines here.

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