This informal gathering of wine lovers took place on July 13, 2013. The group: a few from the trade, a few Burgundy collectors and a few that simply love great food and wine. The topic: 1990’s Burgundies, hopefully good ones as Burgundy is notorious for its high rate of expensive clunkers. So we scoured wine shops or dug deep into our own cellars. Each of us brought at least one wine to be paired mostly family style with Calliope’s old-fashioned and market fresh French cuisine.
Most of the wines brought were purchased in the $50 – $150 range depending on when and where they were bought. The one big exception was the 1995 Vogüé Musigny, which currently goes for $600-$700 at shops here in the USA. As with any tasting of older wines, your results may vary due to the inevitable bottle variation found in aged wines. Please note that we made arrangements prior to our arrival to bring our own wine.
Justin is a Co-Founder of Vino247 and has been a wine professional for more than 12 years. He has a background in filmmaking, print and web publishing. But his passion for wine led him to move professionally to the wine world. First at one of the top retailers in the US, where he cut his teeth learning the wine business, honing his palate and writing about wine. Later he co-founded importer Spanish-Wine-Exclusives. He is also a regular taster on Wine & Spirits Magazine’s industry tasting panel.