This past Saturday John and I organized the April MPA Wine Tasting, hosted by Pablo in his lovely apartment in the 16ème arrondissement in Paris. Thanks to Iceland and the volcano, three interested MPA winos unfortunately were unable to make it. Apologies from the volcano are due to Gom, Carolina’s boyfriend, and Pablo’s girlfriend. Nonetheless, in the end we prevailed and the tasting was a big success. This time around I organized a slightly atypical Bourgogne blind tasting, including 2 whites and 3 reds.
Props to Katharina, John, Puja, and yours truly for scoring a perfect 5 out of 5 on the blind taste off! Granted it was a very clear cut tasting so our bragging rights should really not be abused.
Bourgogne 101 …
Côte de Beaune AOC : Today’s wine is 100% Chardonnay, however, the appellation produces reds and whites from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The whites are characteristically well-balanced, strong, acidic, full-bodied, and sometimes oaky. (more…)