Boulder Burgundy Festival kicks off this week!


Tuesday, October 20

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The Boulder Burgundy Festival brings wine aficionados from near and far together to sample, taste, judge and enjoy the wines of the Burgundy region. Calluna Events is thrilled to once again be involved with this years festival – our 4th year in a row. Take a look at our post about last years festival. 

The creator and host of the Burgundy Festival is Master Sommelier and Boulder Wine Merchant owner Brett Zimmerman.  “The four-day celebration of Burgundy wines includes tastings and seminars with winemakers and top U.S. wine directors, as well as wine dinners hosted by Boulder’s best restaurants.”

The Fifth Annual Boulder Burgundy Festival, is to be held this coming week, October 22-25, 2015. The celebration of Burgundy wines includes tastings and seminars with winemakers and top U.S. wine directors, as well as wine luncheons and dinners hosted by Boulder’s best restaurants such as Frasca and The Flagstaff House. The gathering is one of the leading Burgundy events in the U.S. today and it attracts top Burgundy producers and leading wine professionals from across the country.

“As a retailer of fine wines,” says Master Sommelier and Boulder Wine Merchant owner Brett Zimmerman (above, left, standing), “it is impossible not to love the spectacular wines of Burgundy. The greatest tragedy of loving these wines is not tasting the great ones often enough. Selfishly, we thought hosting a Burgundy Festival would be the perfect opportunity to celebrate the wines of the region by tasting and sharing them with some of our friends, customers, restaurateurs, suppliers, and producers.

Past speakers have included: Richard Betts, MS, owner of My Essential Wines and Saint Glinglin Wines; Shayn Bjornholm MS, Examination Director for the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas; Robert Bohr, Grand Cru Selections and owner of Charlie Bird Restaurant in New York City; Carlton McCoy, MS, Wine Director at the Little Nell in Aspen; Raj Parr, Executive Wine Buyer for the Michael Mina Restaurants and owner of Sandhi and Maison L’Orée; Eric Railsback, Caveau in Santa Barbara as well as Lieu Dit and Vallin Wines; Grant Reynolds, Sommelier at Charlie Bird in New York, formerly of Frasca Food and Wine and named a 2013 Wine & Spirits Best New Sommelier; Sabato Sagaria, MS, Director of Food and Beverage at the Little Nell in Aspen; and Bobby Stuckey, MS, owner of Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, CO and Scarpetta Wines.

The following events at the Boulder Burgundy Festival (Oct. 22-25) events still have some availability. Click the links below to purchase tickets!

Champagne and Petrossian Caviar Kickoff Party
with food provided by Cured
Thursday, October 22, 5:00-7:30 pm
$75 per person

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“Best Value Burgundy Wines” Lunch
Oak Restaurant
Friday, October 23, 11:30 am
$95 per person
(includes tax & gratuity)

Featured Lunch Wines:

2013 Domaine Ferret Pouilly-Fuisse
2013 Moreau-Naudet Chablis
2013 Marc Colin Saint Aubin Village
2013 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet
2013 Bernard Moreau Chassagne-Montrachet VV Rouge
2013 Domaine Joblot Givry Servoisine 1er
2013 Domaine Sylvain Pataille, Marsannay
2012 Montille Beaune Sizies 1er

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Old and Rare Burgundy Seminar
at the St. Julien Hotel
with Master Sommeliers Jay Fletcher,
Brett Zimmerman, and Sean Razee
Benefits the Guild of Sommeliers
Friday, October 23, 1:00-2:00 pm
$295 per person

Old and Rare Seminar wines:

1978 Domaine Louis Remy, Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru
1985 Faiveley, Nuits St Georges Les Saint Georges 1er Cru
1996 Domaine Bachelet, Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru
1996 Marquis D’Angerville Volnay Clos Des Ducs Monopole 1er Cru
1998 Domaine Philippe Charlopin, Chambertin Grand Cru
1998 Michel Bonnefond (Christophe Roumier), Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru
2000 Hubert Lignier, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
2004 Alain Hudelot-Noellat, Richebourg Grand Cru

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An Element 47 Pop Up
Featuring the Wines of
Génot-Boulanger and Domaine Dujac
Benefits There with Care
Friday, October 23, 6:00 pm
$395 per person
(includes tax & gratuity)

Featuring Wine Director Carlton McCoy, MS; Assistant Food & Beverage Director Csaba “Chubby” Oveges; Executive Chef Matt Zubrod; Chef de Cuisine Matt Padilla and Executive Banquet Chef Keith Theodore.

This dinner will include a vertical tasting of wines from Domaine Dujac and Domaine Génot-Boulanger preceded by a Champagne reception.

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Dinner with Jean-Charles le Bault de la Morinière of Domaine Bonneau de Martray
at Frasca Food and Wine
Benefits The Family Learning Center
Saturday, October 23, 6:00 pm
$435 per person
(includes tax & gratuity)

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Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Seminar with Jean-Charles le Bault de la Morinière from Bonneau du Martray and Ray Isle from Food and Wine Magazine
at the St. Julien Hotel
Sunday, October 25, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
$150 per ticket

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Grand Tasting
at the St. Julien Hotel
with over 200 featured wines
Benefits The Growe Foundation
Sunday, October 25, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
$85 per ticket

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