In April, I was invited on a press trip of a lifetime by the wine importer Wilson Daniels. Beginning in the city of Bordeaux, we traveled to Cognac, Paris, Champagne, Burgundy, Beaujolais and Provence. Along the way, I sampled wines, took feverish notes, snapped 2,100 photos and filmed several snippets of video that I have finally edited together into the following film.
In addition to tasting of the minuscule 2016 vintage of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (which I still can’t believe happened), highlights of the trip which I haven’t written about yet, include a taste of 1893 Cognac Lheraud, dinner at Restaurant La Maison de l’Aubrac in Paris, and a picnic lunch in the red-dirt vineyards at Château Gassier underneath Montagne Sainte-Victoire.
For more on this trip, visit the following articles:
- A Tasting at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
- What I Learned from a 1998 Vintage Champagne
- Lessons Learned from Visiting Moulin-à-Vent
- The Wild Beauty of Chêne Bleu Wines
- The Meaning of Time at Cognac Lhéraud
- A Wine Lover’s Guide to the City of Bordeaux
- First-Taste Guide to Pauillac
Once again, a special thank you to Wilson Daniels for inviting me on this trip. To learn more about my editorial policy, visit my About page.
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