Above: Rajat Parr (right) is just one of the super groovy celeb sommeliers who will be pouring at this year’s Boulder Burgundy Festival. How friggin’ cool is that?
Being an Italian wine blogger has its perks. Italian wine collectors have been extremely generous with me and over the years, I’ve had the chance to taste many old and rare bottles from my favorite producers.
The downside in Italian wine blogging is that French collectors aren’t always as eager to let me taste with them.
That’s just one of the reasons I was thrilled that Master Sommelier and Boulder Wine Merchant owner Brett Zimmerman asked me to create a blog for the 2014 Boulder Burgundy Festival (November 21-23).
Yesterday, we launched the new blog (click here to view). I’ll be posting there regularly as we lead up to the event. And in November, I’ll be heading to Boulder to attend the tastings and dinners and “cover” them for Brett’s new blog.
I met Brett many years ago through the wine trade and this spring, he asked me to become a contributor to his wine shop’s blog. He’s one of the most down-to-earth and most talented guys in the business.
The driving concept behind the gathering is that it’s an affordable Burgundy event and Brett tells me that the festival, now in its fourth year, sells out quickly. And the proceeds go to charity.
As I’ve said many times, Italian wine is my signora but Burgundy is my mistress…
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